Information Technology Project (7164.7)
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|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Work in a team to define, document and implement a small project, and ensure the quality of the project;
2. Demonstrate mastery of project management and system design related theories;
3. Elicit and analyse requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and clients' organisational and system environment;
4. Prepare realistic project plans, and identify, assess and manage risks. Monitor project progress, manage project changes, and carry out project closure and review; and
5. Incorporate and evaluate socio-legal-ethical concerns when choosing, analysing, and building an information system.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites7173 Systems Project and Quality Management (SPQM) OR 7169 Software Engineering Practice (SEP) AND Completion of 39cp AND Permission from the unit convener.
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students will work in groups on real world projects in 7164 IT Project. Group size is a little dependent on the nature of the project selected, but most groups are 3 to 5 students. It is best if there are a suitable mix of skills in each of the project groups.
B1 Moderation of group marks
In order to recognise the contributions of individual members in a team environment, the following process will apply:
- The following assessment items are team based and will be marked for the whole team: assignment A1 – project proposal and plan (20%), assignment A3 – project status reports (10%), assignment A5 – oral presentation and product demo (20%), assignment A6 - project closure report (20%). These account for 70% of the total marks of the unit.
- 50% of the team based marks will be adjusted based on the percentage contribution of each member from the peer review report of the final assignment.
For example, if a team has 3 members and it achieved 50 (out of 70) in the team based assessment items, and the contributions of the team members are 30%, 30% and 40% (based on the peer review report of the final assignment). The marks for the team based assessment items for each student will be as follow:
- For the two students whose contributions are 30%, their moderated team based mark will be 47.5 (25+25*3*30/100).
- For the student whose contribution is 40%, her moderated team based mark will be 55 (25+25*3*40/100).
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students have to obtain a mark of 50% or greater for the assessment as a whole. Higher grades will be awarded on the basis of the total mark being ≥ 65% for a credit, ≥ 75% for a distinction and ≥ 85% for a high distinction. Some scaling of marks and academic judgement may be applied to determine students' final grades - in this process no student will be disadvantaged.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Lectures and tutorials
Project work, including the time spent on group discussion and assessments
The professional nature of this unit requires active participation and group work for all learning activities for the successful completion of this unit. If attendance and group work requirements cannot be satisfied, it is recommended that the student meet with their Unit Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
Required IT skills
Various due to the nature of the projects.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The unit may have the nature of internship. It may involve real ICT practice in workplaces, and therefore, extra student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section.