Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

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Information Systems Analysis and Design

Title: Information Systems Analysis and Design
Lesson Code: 321-3104
Semester: 4
Theory Hours: 4
Lab Hours:
Faculty: Kokolakis Spyros
Content outline

Information systems concepts and terms. Types of information systems and their role in the organization. Factors affecting the successful development of information systems. The role and challenges of the systems analyst. Requirements elicitation methods (interviews, questionnaires, JAD method, documents analysis, STRuctured Observation of the Business Environment – STROBE). Information Systems lifecycle. Data Flow Diagrams. Data dictionaries. Process specification. Data specification and analysis with Entity-Relationship Diagrams. Object-oriented analysis and design with UML (CRC cards, Use Case diagrams, Class diagrams, Sequence diagrams, Activity diagrams, etc.). Quality management and the development of information systems.

Learning outcomes

On the successful competion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Understand the conceptual framework of information systems
  • Collect and analyze information regarding the information needs and requirements of an organization
  • Create models of information systems
  • Design information systems



Not required.

Basic Textbooks

1. Kendall and Kendall, Systems Analysis and Design, Pearson Education Publ.

2. E. Kiountouzis, “Methodologies for the Analysis and Design of Information Systems”, E. Benos Publ. (in Greek).

Additional References

1. European Journal of Information Systems

2. Information Technology and People

3. Journal of the Associaton for Information Systems

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

I. Final exam (90%) to include:

  • Problem solving
  • Modelling information systems based on case studies

II. Projects – exercises (10%).

Assessment/Grading Methods


Δραστηριότητα Φόρτος Εργασίας Εξαμήνου
Lectures 52 hours
20 hours
Indepedent study
50 hours
Final exam
3 hours
125 hours (5 ECTS)


Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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