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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1use agile project management techniques to manage a substantial information technology project relevant to a student's course major
2apply an agile methodology to the design, development and testing of a computer system or computer application
3develop and document user manuals and user training programs
4integrate multiple information technologies to achieve a working information system
5effectively communicate with all stakeholders during all stages of system development using verbal, writing, collaboration software and formal presentations

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

  1. use agile project management techniques to manage a substantial information technology project relevant to a student's course major
  2. apply an agile methodology to the design, development and testing of a computer system or computer application
  3. develop and document user manuals and user training programs
  4. integrate multiple information technologies to achieve a working information system
  5. effectively communicate with all stakeholders during all stages of system development using verbal, writing, collaboration software and formal presentations

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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