Unit aim

Requires students to undertake planning and control for software projects and perform software analysis and design for clients. Students will have opportunities to demonstrate and apply their skills of project management, software analysis and design, documentation, communication and maintenance of relationship with other stakeholders. Students are also expected to organise meetings, keep records of their activities and review their project.

Unit content

This is a capstone unit, where students are expected to demonstrate the skills to undertake the activities to plan, monitor, control and review project, and complete system analysis and design. The topics of most relevance to achieving the goals of this unit are as follows:

  1. Project management
  2. Feasibility analysis
  3. Systems analysis
  4. Systems design
  5. Presentation of system specifications
  6. Report writing
  7. Client/user liaison

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Self-directed project
Lecture on-site 1 hour (Week 1 only)
Assessment
Report10%
Report10%
Report25%
Report25%
Report5%
Project report10%
Journal5%
Workbook10%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (Week 1 only)
Self-directed project
Assessment
Report10%
Report10%
Report25%
Report25%
Report5%
Project report10%
Journal5%
Workbook10%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Week 1 only)
Self-directed project
Assessment
Report10%
Report10%
Report25%
Report25%
Report5%
Project report10%
Journal5%
Workbook10%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Self-directed project
Assessment
Report10%
Report10%
Report25%
Report25%
Report5%
Project report10%
Journal5%
Workbook10%
Notice

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Fee information

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