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SIT773 - Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Guangyan Huang
Trimester 2: Guangyan Huang




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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour face-to-face workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.


Students enrolled in S778, S779, S735, S536, S635, and S737 are not eligible to enrol in the following units:

SIT771 Object-Orientated Development
SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval
SIT773 Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling
SIT774 Web Technologies and Development


The aim of this unit is to develop students' skill and provide training essential for information systems development through the application of methodologies, techniques and professional practices of system analysis. Students will study a set of core and contemporary concepts, principles and development approaches of system analysis. Students will also apply those on real world requirement analysis and system modelling activities by using emerging industry standard Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and practices. Students will be able to incorporate and apply knowledge, skills and professional practices attained in this unit to substantial real world information system development projects in workplaces. Hands on experience (HOE) achieved in this unit will help students to apply and become an effective system analyst in business organizations. Completion of this unit will also help students to continue further study on advanced units of systems analysis and design.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
On completion of this unit successfully
students will be able to:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Make sense of stakeholder ideas to identify and document software system functional requirements by applying core principles and approaches of system analysis GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
ULO2 Create and explain logical models that represent systems and their operations to document requirements. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
ULO3 Identify and explain non functional requirements and analyse the feasibility of non-functional constraints on the operation of the system. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
ULO4 Produce a logical plan that explains the process for translating the requirements into a working software system drawing from established methodologies. GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
ULO5 Justify achieved outcomes through providing relevant evidence and critiquing the quality of that evidence against given criteria. GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Learning portfolio Modeling artefacts, diagrams, proposal and reflections 100% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT773 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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