PBL in System Analysis and Design course, KU

Course overview

This course provides the basics of system analysis and design. This course helps to launch the careers of successful systems analysts – or of users assuming an active role in building systems that satisfy their organization’s information needs. This course also provides a solid foundation of systems.

Participants in piloting 

The course is obligatory in the 3rd year of undergraduate studies of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Kathmandu University. The course enrolled 49 students. Through this course students got an exposure, how the real systems are being developed and what are various factors that need to be considered while designing the system. Students got an experience of how the user needs are collected and how the developed systems are tested.

Use of ALIEN services and tools

As an active learning part, the students were asked to prepare the report including all the topics that were taught in their theoretical classes. The group of four to five students were considered for performing this task.  The students were given a freedom to choose the system of their choice. The students have gone through choosing the system development methodology and giving the reason why the specific methodology have been chosen, a feasibility analysis part where the students examine their solutions on based on various factors (economic, operational, technical, schedule), requirement  gathering part where the students have conducted the survey and Interviews  for gathering the requirements, and using different CASE tools for depicting their system (DFD, Decision table, ER diagram) and finally the got an exposure to test their system. All these activities were carried out and students have presented their work in Virtual mode. The Active learning lab after the pandemic can be used by the students to discuss their work in groups.