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Instructions
This assignment has two parts, i.e. Part A (12.5 marks) and Part B (87.5 marks).
This is an individual assignment, and it is expected students answer the questions themselves.
Discussion of questions is allowed (and encouraged), however each student should develop and writeup
their own answers. See CQUniversity resources on Referencing and Plagiarism.
Part A (12.5 marks)
Part A consists of two tasks:
• Complete all online quizzes weeks 6-9 and 11. Unlimited attempts. Highest score will be
recorded as your mark. (6.25 marks)
• Complete all tutorial activities and tasks during all physical tutorial classes within weeks 6-11
for marking. Distance students will discuss and complete tutorials via online zoom
classrooms. (6.25 marks)
• Note that the unit coordinator will consolidate your marks of all your online quizzes. Your
tutor will consolidate all your tutorial work marks.
Part B (87.5 marks)
Part B requires all students to complete all Part B tasks and Complete all tasks and submit the
following on Moodle:
• One (1) MS Word report containing answers for each task. The report must include unit name,
unit code, student full name, student ID, campus (or distance), lecturer (or tutor) on the front
page.
• One (1) MS Visio file containing the diagrams for Tasks 2, 3, 4 and 5. The diagrams must be
in the same file, but on separate pages within the Visio file. A screenshot or copy-and-paste
of each of the four diagrams must also be included in the MS Word report.
• For successful submissions on Moodle, include the acceptable file types as required above.
This is an individual assignment. It is expected that students answer the questions themselves.
Discussion of questions is allowed (and encouraged). However, each student should develop and
write-up their own answers. See CQUniversity resources on Referencing and Plagiarism.
Case Study – SolarPower
Consider a project involving development of an Online SolarPower System for Bob Sparks.
System Information
Bob Sparks is a professional electrical engineer who works part time for a local coal-fired electricity
power station. With the recent advent of government rebates, it has now become affordable for
ordinary people to install solar power cells on the roof of their home to generate electricity and sell
unused power back to the local electricity provider. Bob recently decided that he has the time and
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expertise to start a small business supplying and installing the solar panels and has registered the
business name as SolarPower.
To date you have helped Bob through the planning and analysis phases of a computerised information
system for his new business. Now Bob has asked you to help him with the design and implementation
phases.
You have agreed with Bob that the system should be largely ‘form-driven’. For example, a potential
customer may, through SolarPower’s website, complete an online request for a free consultation and
quote. Or they may apply by phone or in person, in which case one of the staff will complete the form.
One of Bob’s staff members will arrange a mutually convenient date and time for Bob to call on the
customer. Bob will discuss the customer’s needs with them and supply the customer with a written
quote for the desired system.
SolarPower currently have four systems on offer, based on the average amount of power they
generate: 1.5 kilo-watts (kW), 2.3kW, 3.4kW and 4kW.
If the customer is willing to go ahead with a type of system, they are required to sign a ‘Solar Power
Supply and Installation Agreement’ form. When installation is complete SolarPower leave an
invoice/statement with the customer, which must be paid in full within 7 days. Part payments are not
allowed. Payment may be by cash, eftpos or credit card and customers are given a receipt.
Bob requires the system to provide him with regular reports showing:
• Appointment details for consultations
• Quotes accepted
• Job schedule (when installation at premises is to be carried out)
• Outstanding accounts (installation completed but not yet paid for)
You may be able to suggest other more appropriate reports to Bob