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Unit description

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 relationships with other stakeholders. A student will demonstrate skills specific to their major of study as well as core skills applied to the project undertaken.

Unit content

This is a capstone unit for the Bachelor of Information Technology course. Students are expected to plan, monitor, control and review a 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1use techniques for project management to achieve project goalsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
2plan, monitor, control and evaluate a project, and complete activities for analysis and design of systems relevant to their majorIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3choose and justify an appropriate methodology for systems analysis and designIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4apply analysis and design tools to document system specificationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
5interact and involve all stakeholders during planning, analysis and design phases.Ethical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. use techniques for project management to achieve project goals
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. plan, monitor, control and evaluate a project, and complete activities for analysis and design of systems relevant to their major
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. choose and justify an appropriate methodology for systems analysis and design
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. apply analysis and design tools to document system specifications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. interact and involve all stakeholders during planning, analysis and design phases.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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