Advances in Information Systems Modelling
15 ECTS credits
The term of enterprise modelling is used within information system engineering community. It refers to various types of graphical representations that define how business, data, software application and technology architecture is perceived by different stakeholders. Most of technical literature emphasizes implementation design rather than computation independent system analysis. Premature focus on implementation restricts design choices. The real payoff in information system development comes from the computation independent modeling. This course is focusing on integration of the semantic and pragmatic dependencies across organizational and technical system boundaries. A new service-oriented approach is used for the purpose of system modelling and integration. The concept of service is well understood in different domains and therefore it is used for bridging a communication gap among business experts and system designers. Enterprise modelling allows defining business processes in terms of specific services, which either provide information or change business data from one consistent state to another. It does not exclude the object-oriented analysis and design point of view adopted by RUP, but rather suggests an additional level of abstraction above it. This course concentrates on the computation independent foundations of system analysis that are crucial for enterprise architects and information system designers.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: Upper Secondary English course B or equivalent. Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in either Information Systems or Computer Science including successfully completed courses in the following subjects: System Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Modeling, Software Engineering, Database Design.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master Programme in Information Systems (studied during year 1)
- Start Spring 2019
- Mode of study Campus
- Language English
- Course code ISAD14
- Application code KAU-32760
- Study pace 50% (Day)
- Study period week 4–23