SYS466 - Analysis and Design Using OO Models

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Subject Title
Analysis and Design Using OO Models

Subject Description
This subject focuses on the practical application of object oriented concepts to the development of business systems. Students will learn how to use object oriented analysis and design techniques to create software models of business systems using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the Rational Rose modeling tool. Students will perform use case analysis to identify initial classes and will progress to detailed class design, defining class attributes, behaviours, hierarchies and relationships. Throughout the course students will work on creating a detailed software model based on a business case study.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Professional Option for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify class responsibilities and document as class operations

2. Identify, stereotype, and document the key classes in a use case

3. Work effectively as part of the system development team to participate in systems design sessions and deliver an object oriented design model

4. Identify and document critical and exception scenarios for a use case

5. Identify class associations, aggregations and multiplicity and document these in a class diagram

6. Identify and document hierarchical relationships using class diagrams

7. Use Rational Rose software to create use case and logical views of a software model

8. Document object behaviour using interaction diagrams

9. Identify and document class attributes

10. Identify and document the domain components of a system

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

SYS366 or experience in systems analysis

Topic Outline
Review of Systems Analysis and  Design                    5%

  • Systems Analysis & Design Concepts
  • The Object-Oriented Systems Development Approach
  • Iterative and Incremental System Development

Review of User Requirements and Use Cases              10%
  • Review user requirements and methods of data gathering
  • Developing Use Cases

Systems Analysis                                                         35%
  • Gathering Information for Conceptual Data Modeling
  • Introduction to UML Data Modeling
  • Defining Objects and Classes
  • Creating list of Classes using Use Cases
  • Identifying Associations and Multiplicity
  • Analysis Class Diagram
  • Drawing Sequence Diagrams
  • Drawing Activity Diagrams
  • Object-Relational Data Modeling
  • Modeling Business Rules in Analysis Classes

System Design                                                              35%
  • Designing an Object Database schema based on a Class Diagram
  • Defining the Application Architecture
  • Physical Database Design
  • Designing Interfaces and Dialogues
  • Designing Forms and Reports

System Implementation and Operation                         15%
  • Coding the Application
  • Testing the Software Application
  • Software Installation options
  • Documenting the System
  • Training and Supporting Users
  • System Maintenance

Mode of Instruction
Class lectures and discussions reinforced with class assignments are the basic methods used in introducing individual course materials. Group discussion with real case projects are emphasized throughout the course to help students to put it all together.

It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the student’s class.

Prescribed Texts
Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design, Joey F. George, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780132279000

Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 & UML, Graig Larman, Prentice Hall, ISBN 9780201729320

Reference Material
Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 & UML 3rd edition
by Terry Quatrani, Addison Wesley, ISBN# 0-20-172-9326, 9780201729320

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.


  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their ability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor prior to the next scheduled class. If your reason is accepted, you will be permitted to write a make-up test. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.

Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject.
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Case Studies 20%
Tests 20%
Assignment 30%
Final Exam 30%

Approved by: Denis Gravelle