D77F 35: Systems Development: Structured Design Methods
Unit code: D77F 35
This Unit is about developing an awareness of different approaches that can be taken to systems development and applying current structured techniques. This Unit should develop the candidates' awareness of important issues such as project management, people management, quality assurance and documentation. It is primarily intended to prepare candidates who expect to gain employment in an IT/Computing-related post at technician or professional level in a software development role.
On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:1. Compare and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of systems development methodologies.
2. Plan for systems analysis and dsign.
3. Perform structured systems analysis.
4. Perform structured systems design.
5. Plan a testing, training and implementation strategy.
Credit points and level
2 HN credit at SCQF level 8: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 8)
Recommended prior knowledge and skills
Access to this Unit will be at the discretion of the Centre, however it is desirable that the candidate should have demonstrated an aptitude for systems development, either through workplace experience or training at an appropriate level. This may be evidenced by the possession of HN Units such as D77D 34: Systems Development: Introduction, (Code): Computing: Project Management and a software development programming Unit. The achievement of National Courses such as (X216 12): Information Systems at Higher or Advanced Higher Units such as D308 13: Systems Analysis and Design would be an advantage. Workplace experience in, for example, data flow modeling, entity modeling or normalisation would also provide evidence of suitable prior knowledge and skills.