Computer science: Analysis and Design of Information Systems

linge1322  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Computer science: Analysis and Design of Information Systems
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Main themes
This module is more specific objectives: To present the development of a system by referring directly to the software engineering. Acquaint listeners with aspects of UML. Teaching the different models proposed by UML use cases, diagrams class, sequence, collaboration, activities, statecharts, diagrams of objects, specification of operations. Introduce analysis and modeling systems, as well as its relations with UML and RUP. Introduce information systems business systems including e-business. Introduce the operation and maintenance of databases and SQL language. Use, from a case study, the UML and RUP for analysis and designing a system, including the databases and e-commerce. Thus, in practice, the module is structured around three themes: A theoretical lectures, practical exercises to practice modeling and design of information systems; A real case study for which students work by group and submit a report.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course teaches the various stages of analysis and design of an information system business, with emphasis on the concept of databases, using the UML (Unified Modeling Language) and RUP process. The course focuses on the different techniques of needs analysis and conceptual modeling through the study of models for this purpose by UML and RUP: use case, class diagrams, sequence, collaboration, d ' activities, statecharts, diagrams of objects, specification of operations. The design are also covered through the stages of designing relational databases, and their exploitation. It deals with corporate information systems including e-business systems
This course concerns the analysis and design of management information systems, which are referred to as the process of and software support for collecting, storing, updating, retrieving of data and communications in any business-oriented organization.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course follows a model-based approach for designing management information systems where conceptual models are devised for various aspects of the systems, as follows:
  • A domain model is expressed as a UML V2.5 Class diagram, with attributes, methods, and relationships.
  • A function static model expresses the static structuring of functions: a project is decomposed into applications, which are decomposed into phases and functions.
  • A function dynamic model expresses the dynamic aspects of functions; the model expresses the ordering in time and space of phases.
  • A flow diagram expresses how phases are physically distributed against organizational cells.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The continuous evaluation of this course is scheduled as follows:
  1. An individual assessment on domain modeling (2 hours during a course) as UML class diagram via on-line software (8 points)
  2. An individual assessment on static, dynamic models of functions as well as dataflow diagram (2 hours during the final course) as a multiple-choice questionnaire via an on-line software (12 points).
Other information
The course LECGE1215 Informatique en économique et gestion is a pre-requisite for this course. 
Online resources
All resources (slides, report template, examples, case studies, references) are available on-line at the Moodle corresponding course:
Teaching materials
  • LING1322 Analyse et conception des systèmes d'information - Slides
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
Students will be gathered into groups of 2 to 3 members and will select a topic for the course assignment according to requirements specified during the first course. The topic consists of a one-page textual scenario of a case study.
Based on this continuous evaluation, the course score will consist of the score given to this course assignment, whose deadline is the last course.

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Linguistics

Approfondissement en sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication (pour seule réinscription)

Minor in entrepreneurship

Additionnal module in Management

Master [120] in Chemistry and Bioindustries

Bachelor : Business Engineering