System Design and Implementation

General Course Information

Course Lecturer Name(s):  Dr. Thompson Cummings

Course Director Name: Dr. Thompson Cummings

Course Lecturer(s) Contact Information:  Tel#: 473-444-4175 Ext. 3178; Email:

Course Director Contact Information:  N/A 

Course Lecturer(s) Office Hours:  Mondays: 9.30 – 11.30 AM; 1.00 – 4.00 PM. Tuesdays and Thursdays:1.00 – 3.30 PM 

Course Director Office Hours: N/A

Course Lecturer(s) Office Location:  Building D (Leeward Hall) Top Floor

Course Director Office Location:  N/A

Course Support:   Mary Celestine, Ext. 3726

Course Management tool: To learn to use Sakai, the Course management tool, access the link

Course Curriculum Information

Course Description: 

This course is designed to provide students with appropriate tools and techniques for information  design and implementation.  It covers topics such as: Information design methods and techniques; Input and output design; File and database design; User interface design; Data-entry procedures design; Quality Assurance; System implementation; and Object-oriented design.  

Course Objectives: 

  1. This course is designed to provide students with the tools and techniques for designing and implementing information systems.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful mastering of the material in this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the process of information systems development
  2. Use appropriate techniques and methods for systems design
  3. Identify the tasks involved in the implementation of systems
  4. Conduct information systems review
  5. Use appropriate methods to ensure quality systems

Program Outcomes Met By This Course:

CTPO2 Design, implement, and evaluate a computer based system, process, component, or program to meet desired need, applying current techniques, concepts, skills, tools and best practices used in the core information technologies.

SAS Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned as follows:

A  = 89.5% or better

B+ = 84.5 - 89.4%

B  = 79.5 - 84.4%

C+ = 74.5 - 79.4%

C = 69.5 - 74.4%

D = 64.5 - 69.4%

F = 65% or less 

Course Materials:

Text: Prescribed Text(s): Systems Analysis and Design. 9th edition, Kendall and Kendall, Prentice Hall

Supplementary Readings/Resources: The Internet

Course Grading Requirement:

Course Assessment

Course Work:






Final Exam:  




Course Requirements:

Attendance Policy

You are required to be present for at least 90% of classes or if arranged otherwise.

Plagiarism Policy


Papers and presentations are expected to be your original work, with appropriate credit given to the sources used as references. 

Sources should be documented using the APA Style Manual.

Plagiarism and other instances of academic dishonesty will result in failing the course along with possible disciplinary action by the Dean of Students’ Office.

Online behavior

When using Sakai you are expected to communicate and behave in an ethical manner.  Ethical behavior includes but not limited to:

  • You must not be involved in the practice of insulting, disrespecting or attacking another student.  When expressing your disagreement on a subject matter please do so politely.
  • You must not shout – avoid using all capitals in words because all-caps are considered ‘shouting’ when communicating online.
  • You must avoid using offensive language and making racist or sexist comments.
  • You must not commit illegal acts online.
  • You must respect fellow students and others intellectual property.

Please read “Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics” at 

Course Schedule

Tentative Course Schedule





Assignment/ Quiz/Project


Project due date



 Welcome and Introduction of Participants


 Systems design methods

& techniques






 Output design

 Output design objectives

 Designing printed output


 Assignment 1






 Output design (cont.) 

 Designing screen output

 General guidelines for designing Web sites




Assignment 1 due at the end of week 3



 Input design

 Input design objectives  Quiz 1







 Input design (cont.)  Good form design

 Good screen and Web forms design


 Assignment 2 Given




 Files & Databases  Design objectives

 Conventional files & databases


 Project Given at end of

week 7


Assignment 2 due at the end of week 6




 Data concept


 Guidelines for file/database relation 

 Steps in retrieving and presenting data






 Midterm/Quiz 2

 Mid-term/Quiz 2


term/Quiz 2




 User interface

 User interface objectives


 Types of interface

 Dialog design

 Feedback for users

 Design considerations for ecommerce

 Query design

 Assignment #3 Given at the end of Week 10 






 Designing data entry procedures

 Data-entry design objectives

 Effective coding

 Effective and efficient data capture


Assignment 3

due at the end of week 11



 Designing data entry procedures

 Ensuring quality through input validation

 Quality assurance

 Total quality management approach – six sigma, structured walkthrough, etc

 Assignment 4 Given




 Quality assurance

 Documentation approach

 Testing, maintaining, and auditing


 Implementation approach


Assignment 4

due at the end of week 13



 Implementation (cont.)  Training of users

 Methods of changeover


 Object-oriented design



Project due at the end of week













School of Arts and Sciences Master Syllabi — Info for All Sections

Plagiarism Policy

Academic Integrity

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Plagiarism is regarded as a cardinal offense in academia because it constitutes theft of the work of someone else, which is then purported as the original work of the plagiarist. Plagiarism draws into disrepute the credibility of the Institution, its faculty, and students; therefore, it is not tolerated” (p. 48).

Plagiarism also includes the unintentional copying or false accreditation of work, so double check your assignments BEFORE you hand them in.

Be sure to do good, honest work, credit your sources and reference accordingly and adhere to the University’s Honor Code. Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with very seriously following the university’s policies on Plagiarism as outlined in the Student Manual.

Your work may be subject to submission to plagiarism detection software, submission to this system means that your work automatically becomes part of that database and can be compared with the work of your classmates.

Attendance Requirement

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Students are expected to attend all classes and or clinical rotations for which they have registered. Although attendance may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance may be taken randomly. Students’ absence may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy. If absence from individual classes, examinations, and activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed. A particular course may define additional policies regarding specific attendance or participation” (p. 9).

Examination Attendance

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

All matriculated students are expected to attend all assigned academic activities for each course currently registered. Medical excuses will be based on self-reporting by students. Students who feel they are too sick to take an examination or other required activity on a specific day must submit the online SAS medical excuse, which is available on Carenage. Students are only allowed two such excuses a year. Upon consultation with the Director of University Health Service, the third excuse will result in a mandatory medical leave of absence. The policies regarding make-up examinations are at the option of the Course Director” (p.46).

For additional specific examination policies and procedures, refer to the St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020), pages 31 through 37.

Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services Policy

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

A student with a disability or disabling condition that affects one or more major life activities, who would like to request an accommodation, must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) located in the Dean of Students Office. It is highly recommended that students applying for accommodations do so at least one month before classes begin to allow for a more efficient and timely consideration of the request. If a fully completed application is not submitted in a timely fashion, an eligibility determination may not be made, and accommodations, where applicable, may not be granted prior to the commencement of classes and/or examinations” (p. 8).


It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand the policies, laws, rules and procedures that while they could affect your grade for a course, have not been specifically outlined in the course syllabus. These are contained in the St. George’s University Student Manual.