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Systems Analysis and Design I

Short name: SAD1
SITS code: COIY016H4
Credits: 15
Level: 4
Module leader: Felix Reidl

Module outline

The goal of this module is to introduce the basic concepts of information systems and basic techniques for systems analysis & design.


On completion of this course a sound student will

  • have a preliminary understanding of object oriented technology;
  • know a process through which information systems are developed;
  • be able to build requirements models for information systems using UML 2.


  • What Are Information Systems
  • Problems in Information Systems Development
  • Avoiding the Problems
  • What Is Object-Orientation
  • Modelling Concepts
  • Requirements Capture
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Refining the Requirements Model
  • Object Interaction
  • Specifying Operations
  • System Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Development Methodologies




Indicative timetables can be found in the handbooks available on programme pages. Personalised teaching timetables for students are available via My Birkbeck.


The coursework includes two in-class tests and one group project.


Coursework (20%) and Examination (80%).

Recommended reading

Bennet S, McRobb S & Farmer R (2010): Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design using UML, 4/e, McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0077125363