Advanced Studies in Information Technology

Course code INFO6180Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

After an initial skills building phase, students will select a project involving the design and implementation of a prototype system to solve an IT related problem.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusTrimester 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
ObjectivesCompetencies developed include the abilities to think critically and independently, to communicate complex ideas and to work independently.
In this course students will:
1. Develop the ability to discover and present relevant background information so that it sets a suitable context for a particular IT project.
2. Develop the ability to demonstrate effective communication and writing skills.
3. Develop the ability to work independently, and as a part of a group.
4. Develop the ability to think critically and modify plans as circumstance change.
5. Develop the ability to recognise when a project 'suffices' or is 'close enough' to its stated objectives.
ContentA student enrolled in this course will complete an IT based project in consultation and negotiation with his or her lecturer or course supervisor.

The projects will consists of two parts. Part 1will include a review to identify an area of interest in Information Technology with challenges or problems that allow them to develop and demonstrate mastery of the elements defined within the Course Objectives.

No student is to start work on part 2 until the appropriate path has been approved by the student's lecturer or supervisor.

In part 2, the student will initiate the design and construction of an information technology system based on their area of interest defined in Part 1. The aim is to complete a sufficient amount of this project to demonstrate that the student has the skills needed to successfully work as a professional IT project team member.

The emphasis in this stage will be on how the work on the development is managed, rather than on the final product.

Student will normally work in groups to complete the work, however all assessment will be individual.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
TransitionNil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeINFO6030, INFO6001, INFO6040, COMP6050 OR INFO6002, SENG6110, COMP6250, GEBU6020 and either GSBS6503 or ELEC3830
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Projects
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 20 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Information Technology (Advanced) and the Master of Information Technology (Professional)
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for INFO6180