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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

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

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

  1. use effective 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 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. demonstrate the application of 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. demonstrate the ability to interact and involve all stakeholders during planning, analysis and design phases.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.