Course handbook

Description

The Project represents the culmination of study within the Master of Information Technology. The project course provides students the opportunity to apply and extend material learned throughout the remainder of the program. Assessment is by submission of project final report and a piece of applied work.

Projects are undertaken in groups. This emphasises the dimension of team work within the program and highlights the real world nature of project work within the ICT industry. Working in teams enables completion of a large, relatively unstructured "assignment" over the course of the trimester.

The projects undertaken span a diverse range of topics, including theoretical, simulation and software development, and vary from year to year. The emphasis is necessarily on facilitating student learning in technical and project management spheres.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Trimester 3 - 2018

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 3 - 2018

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): INFO6180. Students who have successfully completed INFO6180 are not eligible to enrol in INFT6900.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Research and critical evaluation of technical information about information technology topics

2. Technical knowledge in software development

3. Time and resource management skills

4. Preparation and presentation of information to engineers and other professionals

5. Effective team skills


Content

This course will be conducted largely as a group project under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff. The specific project topic undertaken will reflect the common interests and expertise of the student(s) and supervisor. Students will be required to:  

  1. perform a literature search to review current knowledge and developments in the chosen technical area;
  2. undertake detailed technical work in the chosen area using one or more of:
  • theoretical studies
  • computer simulations
  • software development

       3. produce progress reports or maintain a professional journal to establish work completed, and to schedule additional work within the time frame specified for the project;

       4. prepare a formal report describing the work undertaken and results obtained;

       5. provide a formal presentation and demonstration of the project.


Assumed knowledge

INFT6801 IT Research Methods


Assessment items

Literature Review: Literature review

Report: Mid Project Progress Report

Presentation: Final Project Presentation

Report: Final Project Report

Project: Final Project


Contact hours

Callaghan

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

WebLearn GradSchool

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term