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Systems Analysis and Design II

Short name: SAD2
SITS code: COIY019H5
Credits: 15
Level: 5
Module leader: Andrea Calì
Lecturer(s): Andrea Calì
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Module outline

This module serves as a link between the modules taught by management and those taught in the DCSIS by treating technical subjects from an organisational perspective.


On completion of this course a student will:

  • Understand the need and processes of factoring systems into architectures and layers.
  • be able to Normalise Data Structures to the third Normal Form.
  • know how to design classes for an object oriented systems.
  • know to use a Statechart to define object and class behaviour.
  • be able to express detailed process logic in multiple forms e.g Structured English, Decision Tables, etc.
  • be able to develop PERT and GANNT charts and explain the organisational issues surrounding project management.
  • understand the form use and purpose of middleware in modern organisations and be and be able to make appropriate decisions about its evaluation and deployment.
  • have an insight into the meaning of Knowledge Management in modern organisations.


  • Architectures and Layers. Normalisation.
  • Object Design.
  • Detailed Process Design.
  • Software Testing.
  • Quality Management.
  • Project Management Techniques.
  • Managing Projects.
  • Prototyping.
  • Performance, Measurement & Evaluation.
  • Knowledge Management.
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis.
  • Human-Computer Interaction.


Systems Analysis and Design I


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


Two in-class tests


75% examination and 25% in-class tests

Recommended reading

Bennet S, McRobb S & Farmer R (2006): Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design using UML, 3/e, McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0077110005.