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Unit description

Requires students to undertake a group-based project to develop a business analytics solution. 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 business analytics solution using core IT and business 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. Business analysis
  3. Report writing
  4. Communication
  5. Stakeholder liaison
  6. Data analytics

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 agile project management techniques to manage a substantial business analytics project relevant to a student's course majorIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
2apply an agile methodology to the design, development and testing of a business analytics solutionIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3effectively communicate the results of analytics and data to aid in decision makingIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4integrate business and data analytics methodologies to achieve a working solutionKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. use agile project management techniques to manage a substantial business analytics project relevant to a student's course major
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. apply an agile methodology to the design, development and testing of a business analytics solution
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. effectively communicate the results of analytics and data to aid in decision making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. integrate business and data analytics methodologies to achieve a working solution
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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