All information in the Subject Outline is correct at the time of approval. KOI reserves the right to make changes to the Subject Outline if they become necessary. Any changes require the approval of the KOI Academic Board and will be formally advised to those students who may be affected by email and via Moodle.

Information contained within this Subject Outline applies to students enrolled in the trimester as indicated

1.     General Information

    Administrative Details

Associated HE Award(s)DurationLevelSubject Coordinator
Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)1 trimesterLevel 1Dr Robert Wu P: +61 (2) 9283 3583 L: Level 1-2, 17 O’Connell St. Consultation: via Moodle or by appointment.
  • Core / Elective

Core subject for BIT

    Subject Weighting

Indicated below is the weighting of this subject and the total course points.

Subject Credit PointsTotal Course Credit Points
4 Credit PointsBIT (96 Credit Points)

  Student Workload

Indicated below is the expected student workload per week for this subject

No. Timetabled Hours/Week*No. Personal Study Hours/Week**Total Workload Hours/Week***
4 hours/week (2 hour Lecture + 2 hour Tutorial)6 hours/week10 hours/week

*        Total time spent per week at lectures and tutorials

**       Total time students are expected to spend per week in studying and completing assignments.

***      That is, * + ** = workload hours.

  • Mode of Delivery        Classes will be face-to-face or hybrid. Certain classes will be online (e.g., special arrangements).
  • Pre-requisites            ICT100 Foundations of Information Systems.

    General Study and Resource Requirements

  • Dedicated computer laboratories are available for student use. Normally, tutorial classes are conducted in the computer laboratories.
  • Students are expected to attend classes with the requisite textbook and must read specific chapters prior to each tutorial. This will allow them to actively take part in discussions. Students should have elementary skills in both word processing and electronic spreadsheet software, such as Office 365 or MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Computers and WIFI facilities are extensively available for student use throughout KOI. Students are encouraged to make use of the campus Library for reference materials.
  • Students will require access to the internet and email. Where students use their own computers, they should have internet access. KOI will provide access to required software.

Resource requirements specific to this subject: Office 365, MS Imagine.

2       Academic Details

   Overview of the Subject

Businesses and organisations use various types of information systems to support the many processes needed to carry out their business functions. Each information system has a particular purpose or focus, and each has a life of its own. This “life of its own” concept is called the systems development life cycle (SDLC), and it includes the entire process of planning, building, deploying, using, updating, and maintaining an information system. This subject provides a broad understanding of systems analysis and design (SAD), and mainly deals with software development activities. It focuses on functional and non-functional requirements gathering, planning and designing of software systems.

 Graduate Attributes for Undergraduate Courses

Graduates of Bachelor courses from King’s Own Institute (KOI) will achieve the graduate attributes expected under the Australian Qualifications Framework (2nd edition, January 2013). Graduates at this level will be able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge from their major area of study in a range of contexts for professional practice or scholarship and as a pathway for further learning.

King’s Own Institute’s generic graduate attributes for a bachelor’s level degree are summarised below:

 KOI Bachelor Degree Graduate AttributesDetailed Description
KnowledgeCurrent, comprehensive, and coherent and connected knowledge
Critical ThinkingCritical thinking and creative skills to analyse and synthesise information and evaluate new problems
    CommunicationCommunication skills for effective reading, writing, listening and presenting in varied modes and contexts and for transferring knowledge and skills to a variety of audiences
  Information LiteracyInformation and technological skills for accessing, evaluating, managing and using information professionally
  Problem Solving SkillsSkills to apply logical and creative thinking to solve problems and evaluate solutions
Ethical and Cultural SensitivityAppreciation of ethical principles, cultural sensitivity and social responsibility, both personally and professionally
  TeamworkLeadership and teamwork skills to collaborate, inspire colleagues and manage responsibly with positive results
  Professional SkillsProfessional skills to exercise judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making

Across the course, these skills are developed progressively at three levels:

  • Level 1 Foundation – Students learn the basic skills, theories and techniques of the subject and apply

them in basic, standalone contexts

  • Level 2 Intermediate – Students further develop the skills, theories and techniques of

the subject and apply them in more complex contexts, and begin to integrate this application with other subjects.

  • Level 3 Advanced – Students demonstrate an ability to plan, research and apply the skills, theories and techniques of the subject in complex situations, integrating the subject content with a range of other subject disciplines within the context of the course.

   Subject Learning Outcomes

This is a Level 1 subject.

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  Subject Learning OutcomesContribution to Graduate Attributes
a) Explain different phases of the systems development life cycle     
b) Analyse a business situation and specify the requirements for a system solution      
c) Describe and design user and systems interfaces    
d) Select and apply modelling tools to model the stages of systems analysis and design.    

    Subject Content and Structure

Below are details of the subject content and how it is structured, including specific topics covered in lectures and tutorials. Reading refers to the text unless otherwise indicated.

Weekly Planner:

Week (beginning)Topic covered in each week’s lectureReading(s)Expected work as listed in Moodle
06 Mar
From beginning to end: an overview of systems analysis and designChapter 1Purpose of System analysis and Design, SDLC. Answer review questions in tutorials. Formative not graded
13 Mar
  Approaches to system developmentChapter 10Answer review questions in tutorials on different approaches to system development. Agile development, models, tools, and techniques Graded.
20 Mar
  Investigating system requirements  Chapter 2Answer review questions in tutorials on investigating and collecting requirements. Functional and nonfunctional requirements. UML activity diagrams. Graded.
Week (beginning)Topic covered in each week’s lectureReading(s)Expected work as listed in Moodle
27 Mar
    Modelling: use cases  Chapter 3Answer review questions in tutorials and draw use cases, User stories, techniques for identifying use cases. User goal technique, event decomposition technique. Graded.
03 Apr
  Domain modellingChapter 4Answer review questions in tutorials. Data entities, entity-relationship diagram and domain classes. To draw class diagrams for a given scenario. Graded.
11 Apr (Tue)
    Domain modelling    Chapter 4Answer review questions in tutorials. Data entities, entity-relationship diagram and domain classes. To draw class diagrams for a given scenario. Graded. Assignment 2 due Summative assessment worth 15%.
17 Apr
    Use Case modelling  Chapter 5Answer review questions in tutorials on Fully developed use case descriptions, Activity diagrams, CRUD technique, System sequence diagrams Graded.
24 Apr
  Foundation of system design. Defining the system architecture  Chapters 6, 7Tutorial exercises on creating and using functions considering effective code writing practices, models used as inputs/output in systems design, major design activities, technology and architectural concepts: Graded.
01 May
  Designing user and systems interfaces    Chapter 8Answer review questions in tutorials and work on designing user interface, user experience, usability, storyboard use in user-interface design, UX. Graded.
08 May
  Object-oriented design: fundamentals  Chapter 12Tutorial exercises on Principles of Object- Oriented Design, Design Classes and the Design Class
Week (beginning)Topic covered in each week’s lectureReading(s)Expected work as listed in Moodle
   Diagram. Graded.
15 May
      Making the system operational    Chapter 14Answer review questions in tutorials on making system operational, Implementation and deployment activities, software tests, data conversion, system deployment. Graded. Assignment 3 due Summative assessment worth 20% Assignment 4 due Summative assessment worth5%
22 May
  RevisionAll ChaptersRevision Assignment 4 due Summative assessment worth5%
29 May
Study Review Week and Final Exam Week
05 Jun
Examinations Continuing students – enrolments for T223 open  Please see exam timetable for exam date, time and location
12 Jun
Student Vacation begins New students – enrolments for T223 open
19 Jun
Results ReleasedReview of Grade Day for T123 – see Sections 2.6 and 3.2 below for relevant information.Certification of Grades   NOTE: More information about the dates will be provided at a later date through Moodle/KOI email.
T223 03 July 2023
03 Jul
Week 1 of classes for T223

Public Holiday Amendments

Please note: KOI is closed on all scheduled NSW Public Holidays.

T123 has four (4) public holidays that occur during this trimester. Classes scheduled for these public holidays (Calendar Class Dates) will be rescheduled as per the table below.

This applies to ALL subjects taught in T123.

Please see the table below and adjust your class timing as required. Please make sure you have arrangements in place to attend the rescheduled classes if applicable to your T123 enrolment.

Classes will be conducted at the same time and in the same location as your normally scheduled class except these classes will be held on the date shown below.

Calendar Class DateRescheduled Class Date
Friday 07 April 2023 Saturday 08 April 2023 Monday 10 April 2023 Tuesday 25 April 2023Monday 29 May 2023 Tuesday 30 May 2023 Wednesday 31 May 2023

Review of Grade, Deferred Exams & Supplementary Exams/Assessments

Review of Grade:

There may be instances when you believe that your final grade in a subject does not accurately reflect your performance against the marking criteria. Section 8 of the Assessment and Assessment Appeals Policy ( describes the grounds on which you may apply for a Review of Grade.

If you have a concern about your marks and you are unable to resolve it with the Academic staff concerned, then you can apply for a formal Review of Grade as explained in section 3.2(e) Appeals Process below. Please note the time limits for requesting a review. Please ensure you read the Review of Grade information before submitting an application.

Review of Grade Day:

Final exam scripts will not normally be returned to students. Students can obtain feedback on their exam performance and their results for the whole subject at the Review of Grade Day. KOI will hold the Review of Grade Day for all subjects studied in T123. The ROG day will be in Week 16, the date will be announced at a later date and the students will be notified through Moodle/KOI email.

Only final exams and whole subject results will be discussed as all other assessments should have been reviewed during the trimester. Further information about Review of Grade Day will be available through Moodle.

If you fail one or more subjects and you wish to consider applying for a Review of Grade you are STRONGLY ADVISED to attend the Review of Grade Day. You will have the chance to discuss your final exam and subject result with your lecturer, and will be advised if you have valid reasons for applying for a Review of Grade (see Section 3.2 below and the Assessment and Assessment Appeals Policy).

A formal request for a review of grade may not be considered unless you first contact the subject coordinator to discuss the result.

Deferred Exams:

If you wish to apply for a deferred exam because you are unable to attend the scheduled exam, you should

submit the Assignment Extension / Exam Deferment Form available by contacting as soon as possible, but no later than three (3) working days of the assessment due date.

If you miss your mid-trimester or final exam there is no guarantee you will be offered a deferred exam.

You must apply within the stated timeframe and satisfy the conditions for approval to be offered a deferred exam (see Section 8.1 of the Assessment and Assessment Appeals Policy and the Application for Assignment Extension or Deferred Exam Forms). In assessing your request for a deferred exam, KOI will take into account the information you provide, the severity of the event or circumstance, your performance on other items of assessment in the subject, class attendance and your history of previous applications for special consideration.

Deferred mid-trimester exams will be held before the end of week 9. Deferred final exams will be held on two days during week 1 or 2 in the next trimester. You will not normally be granted a deferred exam on the grounds that you mistook the time, date or place of an examination, or that you have made arrangements to be elsewhere at that time; for example, have booked plane tickets.

If you are offered a deferred exam, but do not attend you will be awarded 0 marks for the exam. This may mean it becomes difficult for you to pass the subject. If you apply for a deferred exam within the required time frame and satisfy the conditions you will be advised by email (to your KOI student email address) of the time and date for the deferred exam. Please ensure that you are available to take the exam at this time.

Marks awarded for the deferred exam will be the marks awarded for that item of assessment towards your final mark in the subject.

Supplementary Assessments (Exams and Assessments):

A supplementary assessment may be offered to students to provide a final opportunity to demonstrate successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a subject. Supplementary assessments are only offered at the discretion of the Board of Examiners. In considering whether or not to offer a supplementary assessment, KOI will take into account your performance on all the major assessment items in the subject, your attendance, participation and your history of any previous special considerations.

If you are offered a supplementary assessment, you will be advised by email to your KOI student email address of the time and due date for the supplementary assessment – supplementary exams will normally be held at the same time as deferred final exams during week 1 or week 2 of the next trimester.

You must pass the supplementary assessment to pass the subject. The maximum grade you can achieve in a subject based on a supplementary assessment is a PASS grade.

If you:

  • are offered a supplementary assessment, but fail it;
  • are offered a supplementary exam, but do not attend; or
  • are offered a supplementary assessment but do not submit by the due date; you will receive a FAIL grade for the subject.

Students are also eligible for a supplementary assessment for their final subject in a course where they fail the subject but have successfully completed all other subjects in the course. You must have completed all major assessment tasks for the subject and obtained a passing mark on at least one of the major assessment tasks to be eligible for a supplementary assessment.

If you believe you meet the criteria for a supplementary assessment for the final subject in your course, but have not received an offer, complete the Complaint, Grievance, Appeal Form and send your form to The deadline for applying for supplementary assessment is the Friday of the first week of classes in the next trimester.

    Teaching Methods/Strategies

Briefly described below are the teaching methods/strategies used in this subject:

Text Box: o	Lectures (2 hours/week) are conducted in seminar style and address the subject content, provide motivation and context and draw on the students’ experience and preparatory reading.
o	Tutorials (2 hours/week) include class discussion of case studies and research papers, practice sets and problem-solving and syndicate work on group projects. Tutorials often include group exercises and so contribute to the development of teamwork skills and cultural understanding. Tutorial participation is an essential component of the subject and contributes to the development of many of the graduate attributes (see section 2.2 above). Tutorial participation contributes towards the assessment in many subjects (see details in Section 3.1 for this subject). Supplementary tutorial material such as case studies, recommended readings, review questions etc. will be made available each week in Moodle.
o	Online teaching resources include class materials, readings, model answers to assignments and exercises and discussion boards. All online materials for this subject as provided by KOI will be found in the Moodle page for this subject. Students should access Moodle regularly as material may be updated at any time during the trimester
o	Other contact - academic staff may also contact students either via Moodle messaging, or via email to the email address provided to KOI on enrolment.

Assessment is designed to encourage effective student learning and enable students to develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge identified in the subject learning outcomes. Assessment tasks during the first half of the study period are usually intended to maximise the developmental function of assessment (formative assessment). These assessment tasks include weekly tutorial exercises (as indicated in the weekly planner) and low stakes graded assessment (as shown in the graded assessment table). The major assessment tasks where students demonstrate their knowledge and skills (summative assessment) generally occur later in the study period. These are the major graded assessment items shown in the graded assessment table.
Final grades are awarded by the Board of Examiners in accordance with KOI’s Assessment and Assessment Appeals Policy. The definitions and guidelines for the awarding of final grades within the BIT degree are:
o HD High distinction (85-100%) an outstanding level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
o DI Distinction (75-84%) a high level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
o CR Credit (65-74%) a better than satisfactory level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
o P Pass (50-64%) a satisfactory level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
o F Fail (0-49%) an unsatisfactory level of achievement in relation to the assessment process.
o FW This grade will be assigned when a student did not submit any of the compulsory assessment items.

Provided below is a schedule of formal assessment tasks and major examinations for the subject.

  Assessment Type  When assessed  WeightingLearning Outcomes Assessed
Assessment 1: Weekly TutorialWeeks 2 – 1110%  a, b, c, d
Assessment 2 Weekly QuizWeek 615%  a, b
Assessment 3 Case Study AssignmentWeek 1120%  a, b, c, d
Assessment 4: Case Study – Individual PresentationWeeks 11 – 12  5%  a, b, c, d
Assessment 5: Final examination On-campus: 2 hours + 10 mins reading time Online: 2 hours + 30 mins technology allowanceFinal exam period    50%  a, b, c, d

Requirements to Pass the Subject:

To gain a pass or better in this subject, students must gain a minimum of 50% of the total available subject marks.

    Prescribed and Recommended Readings

Provided below, in formal reference format, is a list of the prescribed and recommended readings.

Prescribed Texts:

Satzinger, J., Jackson, R., and Burd, S., 2016, Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World, 8th ed., Cengage Learning.

Recommended Readings:

Weisfeld, M., 2019. The Object-Oriented Thought Process. 5th ed. Addison-Wesley Professional. Wixom, B.H., Dennis, A. & Roth, Roberta M., 2019. Systems analysis and design, 7th edn, Wiley,

Hoboken, N.J.

Recommended Journals:

Matyokurehwa, K. and Makoni, K., 2019. Students’ Perceptions in Software Modelling Using UML in Undergraduate Software Engineering Projects. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 15(4), pp.12-24.

Sandkuhl, K & Seigerroth, U 2019, ‘Method engineering in information systems analysis and design: a balanced scorecard approach for method improvement’, Software & Systems Modeling, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 1833–1857, viewed 25 February 2021,


Recommended References:

  • ACM Transactions on Computer Systems
  • ACM Transactions On Database Systems
  • Journal of Computing Systems Analysis and Design
  • Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology


o     Conference / Journal Articles:


  • Students are encouraged to read peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

3.     Assessment Details

    Details of Each Assessment Item

The assessments for this subject are described below. The description includes the type of assessment, its purpose, weighting, due date and submission requirements, the topic of the assessment, details of the task and detailed marking criteria, including a marking rubric for essays, reports and presentations.

Supplementary assessment information and assistance can be found in Moodle.

KOI expects students to submit their own original work in both assignments and exams, or the original work of their group in the case of group assignments.

Marking guides for assessments follow the assessment descriptions. Students should compare final drafts of their assessment against the marking guide before submission.

Assessment 1

Assessment type: Individual tutorial submission

Assessment purpose: To answer weekly tutorial exercises on the topics covered in the lecture to assess students understanding of the covered material. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a, b, c, d.

Value: 10%                   Due Date: Weeks 2 – 11 Assessment topic: Individual tutorial submission

Task details: Answer Weekly exercises during tutorials and submit on Moodle Submission requirements details: Submit in Moodle by Sunday every week,11.59 pm

Assessment 2

Assessment type: Multiple Choice Quiz – Individual Assignment Invigilated open book

Assessment purpose: This assessment will allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the basic concepts on system analysis and Design and requirement gathering. This assessment contributes to learning outcome a and b.

Value: 15%                   Due Date: Weeks 6

Submission requirements details: This quiz will be done on Moodle. Assessment topic: SDLC Phases and requirement gathering

Task details: The quiz will consist of a series of multiple-choice questions relating to subject content taught in weeks 1-5 inclusive

Length: Students will have 30 minutes to complete answering 15 multiple choice questions. Each question will be worth one mark.

Marking Rubric Assignment 2: (15%)

CriteriaFailPassCreditDistinctionHigh Distinction
Number of correct answers78101113
Total mark: /15   15%COMMENTS:

Assessment 3

Assessment type: Case Study Assignment – Individual Assessment (2000 words)

Purpose: This assessment is a report on System analysis and modelling. The report is designed to assess your practical understanding of system analysis and design within a system project. Having analysed the project case study, you are assumed to have a clear insight into the scope of the system analysis within a system development project. Students are required to analyse system requirements and draw diagrams such as Activity diagram, Use case, Domain model, System Sequence modeling diagram and user interfaces for the given case study. The assessment aims to develop your understanding of relevant skills and issues in various aspects of system analysis and design. This assessment contributes to the learning outcomes a, b, c and d.

Value: 20%                   Due Date: Week 11

Assessment topic: Analysing and Modelling System requirements

Submission requirements details: Submit in Moodle through Turnitin by Sunday of Week 11, 11.59pm. Task Details: Case Study

Case Study: Colin & John Book Store

Task details: Colin & John Book Store is a small business owned and run by two graduates of KOI in a regional town of NSW. During the COVID-19 crisis, Colin & John realised they had to keep the business ahead. So they plan to move the business to an online business and provide online services. You are a system analyst hired by Colin & John Book Store to develop an online ordering system, including designing a prototype solution.

Staff may manage booking / allocating and truck drivers to transport goods to customers from the warehouses. The system will also assist customers in processing payment, order tracking and returning/cancelling the booked orders. The new system will also help inventory management and link suppliers for necessary replenishment. The system should generate sales and inventory reports to managers, invoices, and customer receipts as and when required.

You may make necessary assumptions with proper documentation, which should be supported by a valid justification that needs to be reflected in your report.

You can also assume any possible functions necessary to function in this business case.

You may also add other possible functions and make necessary assumptions. All assumptions need to be documented.

The report must contain at least the following sections

  1. Introduction: Introduce the important aspects of the case study. (2 marks)
  2. Methodologies: Briefly describe the System development Life Cycle (SDLC) and discuss different approaches to SDLC. You are then required to choose one model that you find suitable for the system given in the case study and justify your choice. (2 marks)
  3. Information gathering techniques: Choose a suitable information gathering technique to gather specific requirements and design at least 4 questions that can be asked from relevant stakeholders to capture the system requirements. Also list all functional and non-functional requirements gathered from different stakeholders and discussed in the case study (2 marks)
  • Use Case Diagram: Provide the name and complete description of a use case for the proposed system and draw a use case diagram. (2 marks)
  • Activity Diagram: Provide an activity diagram for the use case identified above. (2 marks)
  • Sequence Diagram: Provide a sequence diagram related to the case study. (2 marks)
  • Domain Model Class Diagram: Provide the domain model class diagram for the proposed system. (2 marks)
  • User Interface: Provide a final user interface design using dialog and screen prototypes for any of the use cases listed above. (2 marks)
  • Conclusion: Write a brief conclusion by clearly defining and describing the findings in your own words related to the given case study (2 marks)
  • Structure and Formatting Guidelines (2 marks)
    • Add a title/cover page of your choice at the beginning of the report. It should include the name of the assessment, subject name, student’s name, and student ID.
    • Insert a table of content next to the title page.
    • Insert the page number within the footer of every page in your report.
    • Provide appropriate referencing (Harvard-Style) for all academic resources used

Submit your file using the format: Your Name ID_ICT103Exam.docx

Marking Rubric Assignment 3: (20%)

CriteriaFail (0 – 49%)Pass (50 – 64%)Credit (65 – 74%)Distinctio n (75 – 84%)High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Sequence Diagram 2 marksNo or irrelevant diagram is providedEntity relationship diagram is provided with few required detailsEntity relationship diagram is provided with some required detailsEntity relationship diagram is provided with nearly all required details and correct symbolsEntity relationship diagram is provided with all required details and correct symbols
Domain model class diagram   2 marksNo or irrelevant diagram is providedDomain diagram is provided with few required detailsDomain diagram is provided with some required detailsDomain diagram is provided with nearly all required detailsDomain diagram is provided with all required details
User interface, Dialogs and screen prototypes 2 marksNo or irrelevant UI is providedUI is provided with some details of the methodsUI is provided with most details of the methodsUI is provided with nearly all details of the methodsUI is provided with all details of the methods
Conclusion     2 marksNo conclusion or lack of cohesion with the discussion, no or limited recommendations providedConclusion does not link back systematically to most sections, some basic recommendations providedConclusion links back to some sections of the report, some detailed recommendations providedConclusion links back to all sections of the report, detailed recommendations providedConclusion demonstrates a deep understanding of the proposed solution and relates back to all sections of the report, detailed recommendations provided
Structure and format 2 marksVery difficult to read, unclear structure, and most of the required sections are missingSome difficulty in reading, not very clear, but important sections are includedClear and readable, and all required sections are includedWell written and very clear, and all required sections with completed discussion are includedWell written and very clear, all required sections with completed discussion are included, and additional sections have been added for clarity
Out of 20     

Assessment type: Case Study – Individual presentation

Assessment purpose: To assess students’ understanding of theoretical concepts from both assessment 2 and 3. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a, b, c and d.

Value: 5%                     Due Date: Weeks 11 – 12

Assessment topic: Presentation of the assignment work on the case study

Task details: Prepare and present your findings from the prior assignments which included models for analysis and design phases. Prepare 5-7 slides summarizing your findings with introduction, your approach to the case study, explanation of your models and any assumptions that you made.

Submission requirements details: Submit in Moodle by Sunday of Week 10, 11.59pm Presentation will be in the tutorial class during Week 11- Week 12.

Marking Rubric Assessment 4: (5%),

  CriteriaFail (0 – 49%)Pass (50 – 64%)Credit (65 – 74%)Distinction (75 – 84%)High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Visual Appeal     1 MarkThere are many errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. The slides were difficult to read, not proper color and font used, too much information been copied. No visual appeal.There are many errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Too much information was contained on many slides. Minimal effort made to make slides, too much going on.There are some errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Too much information on two or more slides. Significant visual appeal.There are no errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Information is clear and concise on each slide. Visually appealing and engaging.Professional looking presentation There are no errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Information is clear and concise on each slide. Visually appealing and very engaging.
Content     2 marksThe presentation provides a brief look at the topic, but many questions are left unanswered, majority of information is irrelevant and significant points left outThe presentation Is informative, but several elements are unanswered, much of the information irrelevant, coverage of some of major pointsThe presentation is a good summary of the topic, most important information covered, little irrelevant informationThe presentation is a concise summary of the topic with all questions answered, comprehensive and complete coverage of informationExceptionally good summary of the topic and provides extensive supportive elements to aid the ease of understanding of the audience
Presentation Skills     2 marksMinimal eye contact focusing on small part of audience, the audience is not engaged, spoke too quickly or quietly making it difficult to understand, poor body languageFocuses on only part of the audience, sporadic eye contact and the audience is distracted, speaker could be heard by only half of the audience, body language is distractingSpeaks to majority of the audience, steady eye contact, the audience is engaged by the presentation, speaks at a suitable volume, minor problems with body language eg. fidgetingRegular/constant eye contact, the audience is engaged, and presenter held the audience’s attention, appropriate speaking volume and good body languageExceptionally good presentation skills, excellent audience engagement

Assessment type: Final Exam individual assessment – invigilated exam.

Duration: On-campus: 2 hours + 10 mins reading time. Online: 2 hours + 30 mins technology allowance

Purpose: The purpose of the final examination is to test your understanding of Systems Analysis and Design. This assessment contributes specifically to learning outcomes a, b, c and d.

Value: 50%

Due Date: The final exam will be held in the official KOI exam period of the trimester. The specific date and time will be posted towards the end of the trimester.

Topic: The examination may cover content from any part of the entire subject.

Task Details: Students will be expected to answer written response questions derived from topics covered in the lectures and tutorials during the trimester.

    General information about assessment

  1. Late Penalties and Extensions

An important part of business life and key to achieving KOI’s graduate outcome of Professional Skills is the ability to manage workloads and meet deadlines. Completing assessment tasks on time is a good way to master these habits.

Students who miss mid-trimester tests and final exams without a valid and accepted reason may not be granted a deferred exam and will be awarded 0 marks for the assessment item. Assessment items which are missed or submitted after the due date/time will attract a penalty unless there is a compelling reason (see below). These penalties are designed to encourage students to develop good time management practices, and to create equity for all students.

Any penalties applied will only be up to the maximum marks available for the specific piece of assessment attracting the penalty.

Late penalties, granting of extensions and deferred exams are based on the following:

In Class Tests and Quizzes (excluding Mid-Trimester Tests)

  • Generally, extensions are not permitted. A make-up test may only be permitted under very special circumstances where acceptable supporting evidence of illness, hardship or unavoidable problems preventing completion of the assessment is provided (see section (b) below). The procedures and timing to apply for a make-up test (only if available) are as shown in the section Applying for an Extension (see below).
  • Missing a class test will result in 0 marks for that assessment item unless the above applies.

Written Assessments and Video Assessments

  • There is a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks per calendar day unless an extension is approved (see Applying for an Extension section below).


  • Generally, extensions are not permitted. Missing a presentation will result in 0 marks for that assessment item. The rules for make-up presentations are the same as for missing in-class tests

(described above).

For group presentations, if serious circumstances prevent some members of the group from participating, the members of the group who are present should make their contributions as agreed. If a make-up presentation is approved, the other members of the group will be able to make their individual presentation later and will be marked according to the marking rubric. A video presentation may be used to facilitate the process.

Mid-Trimester Tests and Final Exams

If students are unable to attend mid-trimester tests or final exams due to illness, hardship or some other unavoidable problem (acceptable to KOI), they must:

  • Complete the Assignment Extension / Exam Deferment Form available by contacting as soon as possible, but no later than three (3) working days after the exam date.
  • Provide acceptable documentary evidence (see section (b) below).
  • Agree to attend the deferred exam as set by KOI if a deferred exam is approved.

Deferred exam

  • There will only be one deferred exam offered.
  • Marks obtained for the deferred exam will be the marks awarded for that assessment item.
  • If you miss the deferred exam you will be awarded 0 marks for the assessment item. This may mean you are unable to pass the subject.

b)        Applying for an Extension

If students are unable to submit or attend an assessment when due, they must

  • Complete the Assignment Extension / Exam Deferment Form available by contacting as soon as possible, but no later than three (3) working days of the assessment due date.
  • Provide acceptable documentary evidence in the form of a medical certificate, police report or some other appropriate evidence of illness or hardship, or a technician’s report on problems with computer or communications technology, or a signed and witnessed statutory declaration explaining the circumstances.
  • Students and lecturers / tutors will be advised of the outcome of the extension request as soon as practicable.

Please remember there is no guarantee of an extension being granted, and poor organisation is not a satisfactory reason to be granted an extension.

c)        Referencing and Plagiarism

Please remember that all sources used in assessment tasks must be suitably referenced.

Failure to acknowledge sources is plagiarism, and as such is a very serious academic issue. Students plagiarising run the risk of severe penalties ranging from a reduction in marks through to 0 marks for a first offence for a single assessment task, to exclusion from KOI in the most serious repeat cases. Exclusion has serious visa implications. The easiest way to avoid plagiarising is to reference all sources.

Harvard referencing is the required method – in-text referencing using Author’s Surname (family name) and year of publication. A Referencing Guide, “Harvard Referencing”, and a Referencing Tutorial can be found on the right-hand menu strip in Moodle on all subject pages.

An effective way to reference correctly is to use Microsoft Word’s referencing function (please note that other versions and programs are likely to be different). To use the referencing function, click on the References Tab in the menu ribbon – students should choose Harvard.

Authorship is also an issue under plagiarism – KOI expects students to submit their own original work in both assessment and exams, or the original work of their group in the case of a group project. All students agree to a statement of authorship when submitting assessments online via Moodle, stating that the work submitted is their own original work.

The following are examples of academic misconduct and can attract severe penalties:

  • Handing in work created by someone else (without acknowledgement), whether copied from another student, written by someone else, or from any published or electronic source, is fraud, and falls under the general Plagiarism guidelines.
  • Copying / cheating in tests and exams is academic misconduct. Such incidents will be treated just as seriously as other forms of plagiarism.
  • Students who willingly allow another student to copy their work in any assessment may be considered to assisting in copying/cheating, and similar penalties may be applied.

Where a subject coordinator considers that a student might have engaged in academic misconduct, KOI may require the student to undertake an additional oral exam as a part of the assessment for the subject, as a way of testing the student’s understanding of their work.

Further information can be found on the KOI website.

d)        Reasonable Adjustment

The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992) makes it unlawful to treat people with a disability less fairly than people without a disability. In the context of this subject, the principle of Reasonable Adjustment is applied to ensure that participants with a disability have equitable access to all aspects of the learning for the subject. For assessment, this means that barriers to their demonstrating competence are removed wherever it is reasonably practical to do so.

Examples of reasonable adjustment in assessment may include:

  • provision of an oral assessment, rather than a written assessment
  • provision of extra time
  • use of adaptive technology.

The focus of the adjusted assessment should be on enabling the student to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for the subject, rather than on the method of assessment.

e)        Appeals Process

Full details of the KOI Assessment and Assessment Appeals Policy may be obtained in hard copy from the Library, and on the KOI website under Policies and Forms.

Assessments and Mid-Trimester Exams:

Where students are not satisfied with the results of an assessment, including mid-trimester exams, they have the right to appeal. The process is as follows:

  • Discuss the assessment with their tutor or lecturer – students should identify where they feel more marks should have been awarded – students should provide valid reasons based on the marking guide provided for the assessment. Reasons such as “I worked really hard” are not considered valid.
  • If still not satisfied, students should complete an Application for Review of Assessment Marks form, clearly explaining the reasons for seeking a review. This form is available from the KOI website under Policies and Forms and is also available at KOI Reception (Kent St, Market St and O’Connell St). The completed Application for Review of Assessment Marks form should be submitted as explained on the form with supporting evidence attached to .
  • The form must be submitted within ten (10) working days of the return of the marked assessment, or within five (5) working days after the return of the assessment if the assessment is returned after the end of the trimester.

Review of Grade – whole of subject and final exams:

Where students are not satisfied with the results of the whole subject or with their final exam results, they have the right to request a Review of Grade – see the Assessment and Assessment Appeals Policy for more information.

An Application for Review of Grade/Assessment Form (available from the KOI Website under Policies and Forms and from KOI Reception at Kent St, Market St and O’Connell St) should be completed clearly explaining the grounds for the application. The completed application should be submitted as explained on the form, with supporting evidence attached to