Information System Analysis & Design

Information System Analysis & Design

Systems analysis and design is the process of identifying problems in organizational work systems, determining how they can be overcome (often through the better use of IT), and defining appropriate solutions. This course provides students with the knowledge and techniques required for conducting systems analysis and design.

The knowledge and skills you learn in the course are useful for both designers and users of IT and are particularly suited for those considering careers in business analysis, management and IT and consulting.

This course is offered in partnership with UNBC School of Business and is offered to non-undergraduate students as a non-credit course.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the process of analysis, design, and implementation of information systems
  • Identify organizational work issues and possible improvements
  • Model the organizational context and the system situated in the context
  • Perform feasibility study and cost/benefit analysis
  • Gather requirements and document them using several conceptual modeling languages
  • Recommend and justify a recommendation
Instructor: Price:
Prince George
Winter 2018
Date & Time:
3 Jan 2018 to 4 Apr 2018
  • Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:20pm
Registration Deadline:
December 22, 2017

Course Requirements

Required textbook: "The Work System Method: Connecting People, Processes, and IT for Business Results" by Steven Alter, Work System Press, Larkspur, CA, 2006.


Credit and Non-credit distinctions

· This course is offered as non-credit, thus, credit cannot be assigned after completion of the course.
· If students would like to take this course for credit in a degree program at UNBC, they can apply and register through Current UNBC students can register for credit through their existing account.
· Students will be marked on a Pass/Fail grading scheme
· Upon course completion, students will be issued a Continuing Studies Certificate of Completion.