Informatics host successful project day

Posted on October 25, 2013

The field of information technology is an exciting and ever-changing field. Informatics studies the application and use of the computer and information systems within the organisation. Our students' strength lies in their broad background of the economic and management sciences, which implies that the world of business is nothing sinister to them.

Students in the Department of Informatics are required to do a project for a client where they are involved in the process from requirements of the system, design, development, testing and final implementation of the project. Twenty groups formed part of the exhibition which was held in the Rautenbach Hall. As always, each group of four to five students designed a business information system for a real life client, ranging from a trailer manufacturing management system; to point of sales systems; an online shuttle service management system; a construction plant management system; a panel beater quoting and administration system; an online electronic device management system; and a soil mixing and sales management system – to name but a few. Applying the waterfall systems development life cycle, groups are expected to deliver on ten mile stones throughout the year, producing all the necessary systems analysis and design documentation that goes with it. The end result: a workable business information system with user and training manuals!

This year the overall winners of the project day was Group 19 with a final mark of 87.72%. Group members included Dirk Steyn; Jessica Dowd; Waldi Immink; and Ruan Silvis. (Construction Site Management System – DLM Construction (Pty) Ltd)

A big thank you goes to Investec who sponsored both our third year Project Day and Dinner for the last two years.

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