The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2018.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): INFT3930. Students who have successfully completed INFT3930 are not eligible to enrol in INFT3970.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.


  1. 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


This course replaces INFT3930. If you have successfully completed INFT3930 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

COMP1050, 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.

Assessment items

Project: Group Project

Presentation: Exhibition Presentation

Written Assignment: Initial Scope Document

Essay: Individual Research Essay