IT Major Project

Course code INFT3970Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

After an introductory session students form groups, each of which works on a major IT project for the semester. Projects will refine and deepen the knowledge and skills acquired by students in the BIT Core courses and also in courses that have formed their major. Students also complete an individual task within the course on a topic related directly to their major. Students are encouraged to find and develop real projects with industry partners. The written project reports and documentation are complemented with an oral presentation and regular project group meetings.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will have:
1. Deepened their knowledge in IT generally, and their major specifically.
2. Worked as a part of a team to achieve a multi-faceted set of outcomes in a realistic business environment.
3. Encountered scheduling and scope issues that they needed to manage using professional project management techniques.

As a result they will have the ability to:
1. Plan and execute a substantial information technology project;
2. Implement a substantial information technology project;
3. Apply their information technology knowledge and skills in a multi-disciplinary project;
4. Communicate proficiently with clients and fellow team members.
Content1. Information technology project design
2. Information technology project management
3. Information technology project implementation
4. Information technology business venturing and entrepreneurship
5. Professional practice and ethics
6. Working in organisations
Replacing Course(s)INFT3930 - Information Technology Project
TransitionThe new course will be introduced in 2014, existing students will be encouraged to transfer to the new BIT structure and most are expected to do so since. Students cannot count INFT3930 and INFT3970 towards their program. For relatively few however completion under the existing regulations may be preferable. INFT3930 may therefore need to be offered in 2014 and 2015. This parallel offering of two projects will have minimal resource implications.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCOMP1050, INFT1001, INFT1004, INFT2040 and INFT2009, INFT3100 or equivalents. This course requires proficiency in understanding and expressing complex concepts at tertiary level. High levels of academic English are required. Students who have not undertaken at least 40 units of 2000/3000 level courses on campus at The University of Newcastle at Callaghan, Ourimbah or Singapore are advised to consult with the Course Co-ordinator before enrolling.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - Group
Presentations - Individual
ProjectsGroup Project
ProjectsIndividual Project
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFT3970