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Short Learning Programme
Systems Design
First National Bank approached our campus to offer structured systems analysis and design to their staff component working in a mainframe environment. This same need may be relevant in other banking environments, or larger companies. This short learning programme is building on the Short Learning Programme in Systems Analysis for the Banking Sector and aim to understand the systems design life cycle and be able to apply each step in an application environment. Attendees will also learn how to construct and support an information system in their work environment. An introduction to systems analysis and design in an object-oriented environment is included in this offering.

Purpose of the course:

The course is designed to give the attendee a thorough understanding of how to approach and conduct systems analysis and design in a structured environment. A variety of methodologies, techniques and tools will be investigated to inform attendees of options in particular situations. Construction and maintenance is addressed as well. An introduction to object-oriented analysis and design is included in this offering

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Grade 12 with at least 1 year working experience in a banking systems development environment. Short Learning Programme in Systems Analysis for the Banking Sector as a prerequisite
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Working in an Information Technology mainframe environment where systems are analysed, designed, developed and maintained.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  To understand the construction and support of an information system and to apply it to an application environment
  • Describe the systems construction and implementation phases in terms of major tasks.
  • Describe the systems operations and support phases in terms of major tasks.
  To apply systems analysis and design on an object-oriented environment
  • Recognize and understand the basic concepts and constructs of object modelling.
  • Discover objects and classes, and their relationships.
  • Construct a class diagram.
  • Construct an activity diagram.
  • Construct a sequence diagram
  • Understand the use of communication diagrams, component diagrams, and deployment diagrams


Formative Assessment: Every month, evidence from the work environment applicable to the course material will be compiled by attendees to form part of the electronic portfolio. Summative assessment: Electronic portfolio of evidence based on project work done in relation with their work environment.
Method of assessment: 
This course is practical; during each session the application of theoretical material is expected from attendees. At the end of the course, attendees hand in an electronic portfolio of evidence. The electronic portfolio of evidence will be marked by the presenter and a panel of assessors - according to an assessment rubric.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
People working in Information Technology with a specific focus of analysing, designing, developing and supporting mainframe systems.
Contact us
Telephone number: 
018 285 2821