Information & Communication Technology Project (9785.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|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 completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. State and analyse a problem related to the latest development and challenges in the ICT industry;
2. Formulate a solution based on the synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course, and propose a project to address it;
3. Implement an ICT project taking into consideration professional practice, code of ethics and professional standards of the industry;
4. Illustrate and evaluate the context of ICT projects, such as social and economic constraints, legal and ethical issues, risk and benefit balance, technology availability and stakeholders' acceptance; and
5. Demonstrate professional skills, such as teamwork, communication and project management in the development of an ICT project, including an understanding of the role of professional bodies and societies.
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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
PrerequisitesMust have passed 48 credit points including unit 11408 Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship AND must have passed unit 7173 Systems Project and Quality Management OR 9789 Technology and Engineering Management.
This unit is only available to students in
322AA Bachelor of Information Technology
560AA Bachelor of Software Engineering
706AA Bachelor of Business Informatics
815AA Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce
998AA Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
838AA Bachelor of Software Engineering/Bachelor of Business Informatics
ITB101 Bachelor of Engineering Technology
MGIT01 Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Information Technology
MGIT02 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Information Technology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Ahmed Imran|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Ahmed Imran|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Ahmed Imran|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Ahmed Imran|
No required text. Students can consult any standard and relevant texts on the following topics: project management, requirement analysis, risk management, agile development, quality assurance and testing, time management, stakeholder analysis, communication and presentations
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty as per university policy. An assignment submitted over seven days late will not be accepted unless a special arrangement is made with the conveners
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students must achieve an overall pass (50 out of 100) of the total final moderated marks (which includes individual grades). Moderated marks will be calculated based on the formula provided under 'Peer Evaluation'.
Completion of the Academic Integrity Module is required for a pass grade in the unit (and non-completion of this assessment in a unit will result in an NC grade, regardless of the students' final numerical result).
Timely submission of assessment item A1 is required to attempt each of the other assessments, including the second part of assessment A (A2 Project Proposal report). All projects and group allocations must receive approval from the unit convenors by week 3.
To successfully complete the unit, students must have a project allocation done per the "Project Proposal and Plan (Group)" assignment. All projects and group allocations must receive approval from the unit convenors by week 3. Students who do not have an approved project will receive a zero mark for the subsequent assignments as group work components are required throughout the semester in order to demonstrate that the learning outcomes of this unit have been met.
The unit convenor reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work for moderation and academic integrity purposes, which may result in an adjustment to the marks awarded for a specific task.
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.
ITS Capstone Project Expo (TBA)
The ITS Capstone Project Expo will showcase a mix of student groups presenting, showcasing posters and displaying demos on the expo day, which will be judged by a panel from the industry. Out of all the capstone projects of the semester, three categories (ten groups in each category) of projects will be selected to participate in the expo based on the final assessment by the supervisory/ examiner board. The categories are:
- Best Presentation
- Best Posters
- Best Overall Project
The best from each category will be given an award from the school/ faculty along with a certificate. All the finalists will also receive a certificate signed by Dean.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours
As the units are capstone units, students are expected to devote significant number of hours in the project activities. The following table provides an indicative guide of the number of hours students should commit to their projects:
Attendance and participation of workshops (3 x6)
Meetings with various stakeholders (including mentors/ sponsors)
Project initiation and planning including the completion of Project Plan
Project management including the completion of assignment B, C & D
Project closure and presentation (Completion of assignment E)
The professional nature of this unit requires self motivation, active participation and team work at all learning activities for the successful completion of this unit . If attendance and group work requirements cannot be satisfied, it is recommended that you meet with your Unit Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester. Attendance to workshops and meetings will be recorded. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items and poor PEI (Peer evalutaion Index) from your peers..
Required IT skills
Varies due to the nature of the project the student undertakes. Students are strongly encouraged to form teams with diverse/ complementary skill sets required for the chosen project.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Some capstone projects may lead to some internship opportunities. It may involve actual ICT practice in workplaces, and therefore, extra student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section
Intellectual property (IP) deed poll
Depending on the project sponsors /industry partners requirements and noting the contributions provided by the project sponsors/industry partners to this unit and project, students involved in this unit may be required to enter into a Deed Poll to assign any intellectual property created by the student to the project sponsor/industry partner. Students are encouraged to acquire independent legal advice on the Deed Poll, the legal consequences of signing this and to clarify any queries or concerns they may have about signing the Deed Poll.
The deed poll agreement template will be available in the unit Canvas site/ Unit website.
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