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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
MelbourneN/ASession 1,2,3
OnlineSession 1,2,3N/A
PerthN/ASession 1,2,3
SydneyN/ASession 1,2,3

Unit description

Requires students to undertake the analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of a group-based computing project using an agile methodology for an industry client. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply skills learned in their previous core units and their major area of study.  

Unit content

This is an Australian Computer Society (ACS) compliant capstone unit for the Bachelor of Information Technology course. There are no new theory topics introduced for this unit. Students are expected to demonstrate the skills learned throughout their degree and undertake the design, development and implementation of an information technology project using core IT skills and skills specific to their major area of study. 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. Systems development
  6. Programming
  7. User training
  8. Report writing
  9. Stakeholder 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

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Session 2

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Session 3

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (first week only)
Supervision 1 hour (weekly)
Self-directed project N/A (N/A)
Seminar 7 hours (Week 14)
Assessment
Project proposal10%
Iteration 1 Product15%
Iteration 2 Product15%
Iteration 3 Product25%
Project Closure10%
Presentation10%
Reflective writing5%
Project Management10%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (first week only)
Supervision 1 hour (weekly)
Self-directed project N/A (N/A)
Seminar 7 hours (Week 14)
Assessment
Project proposal10%
Iteration 1 Product15%
Iteration 2 Product15%
Iteration 3 Product25%
Project Closure10%
Presentation10%
Reflective writing5%
Project Management10%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (first week only)
Supervision 1 hour (weekly)
Self-directed project N/A (N/A)
Structured online learning 7 hours (Week 14)
Assessment
Project proposal10%
Iteration 1 Product15%
Iteration 2 Product15%
Iteration 3 Product25%
Project Closure10%
Presentation10%
Reflective writing5%
Project Management10%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (first week only)
Supervision 1 hour (weekly)
Self-directed project N/A (N/A)
Seminar 7 hours (Week 14)
Assessment
Project proposal10%
Iteration 1 Product15%
Iteration 2 Product15%
Iteration 3 Product25%
Project Closure10%
Presentation10%
Reflective writing5%
Project Management10%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (first week only)
Supervision 1 hour (weekly)
Self-directed project N/A (N/A)
Seminar 7 hours (Week 14)
Assessment
Project proposal10%
Iteration 1 Product15%
Iteration 2 Product15%
Iteration 3 Product25%
Project Closure10%
Presentation10%
Reflective writing5%
Project Management10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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