System Development


1. Effective Communication is demonstrated with fellow IT staff & with users of information systems, in the form of written and verbal communication

2. An understanding of different types of computer systems and the use of computer technology in business is demonstrated, being able to:

  • Describe the different computer systems and associated hardware and network configurations
  • Describe the staffing and the operations, development and control activities in a modern computing environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social and economic implications of the use of computers

    3. Demonstrated by being able to:
  • Applying logical problem solving and error detection techniques
  • Demonstrate how search and sort techniques are used in computer programs
  • Design computer system inputs and outputs

    4. Demonstrated by being able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of estimating an development unit of work, and the implications of late delivery
  • Apply information gathering techniques for computer systems development
  • Working effectively as a team member within a development environment, taking part in team activities and understanding different roles within different support teams
  • Conduct a technical practitioners meeting
  • Conduct oneself professionally in business based on a set of professional ethics and values regarding the Information Technology discipline

    5. Demonstrated by:
  • Identifying and recommending appropriate IT solutions to business problems

    6. Demonstrated by:
  • Developing a complete program to meet given business specifications
  • Write a computer program using a chosen computer programming language
  • Creating database access for a computer application, using structured query language
  • Test a computer program against given specifications
  • Create documentation for a computer program

    7. Demonstrated by:Applying the knowledge of the techniques & skills needed in one or more area of majoring/ specialisation, covering the assessment criteria explained in the unit standards selected in the specialising area.



MSC Certificate of Completion

12 Months full-time studies