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IT Professional Practice Project (ICT302)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Students in this team-based unit will use IT approaches to solve 'real world' problems from a range of domains. Creation of relevant project deliverables will require students to build upon skills developed during their studies. Students will be expected to appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of their project and how the skills of team members from different IT majors are required to solve complex problems. Project management and communication with clients and other stakeholders in a professional manner will be emphasised.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the context of an interdisciplinary IT project
2. Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary IT project team
3. Apply an appropriate level of professional knowledge in the solution of complex problems
4. Apply problem solving, design and decision making methods to meet specified requirements
5. Apply relevant codes of professional conduct in an interdisciplinary IT project
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the client's problem domain and solve the problems using IT approaches.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is one that is driven by the requirements of the individual project; you will be expected to build on and extend the knowledge and skills you have gained in your studies. In order to solve the problem which is the focus of your group's project, you will need to demonstrate independence in researching and learning new technologies, processes, approaches and methods, many of which may be from other knowledge domains. You will work closely and cooperatively with the rest of your group, meeting regularly with your academic supervisor and project client, in order to obtain a satisfactory outcome for your project. In order to achieve this, your group will need to demonstrate the capacity to manage the project, producing deliverables of an agreed standard on a tight schedule, and presenting the outcomes of the project to academic staff, clients, students and visitors. The workshops in the unit will address issues of professionalism that will assist you in your transition into the workforce, including those legal and ethical issues that are faced by IT professionals.
Other Learning Experiences 1 hour per week supervisor meetings. Meetings with the project client as required. Team meetings.
Assessment Project Documentation (Group Assessment) 15%
Project Deliverable (Group Assessment) 50%
Individual Performance Evaluation 15%
Examination 20%
Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in an IT major and have accumulated 56 credit points. Students should also have passed ICT290 Games Design and Programming, OR ICT284 Systems Analysis and Design and ICT285 Databases.
Exclusions ICT333 Information Technology Project OR ICT313 Games Technology Project.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Business Information Systems (BSc) [New in 2014]
Computer Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Cyber Security and Forensics (BSc) [New in 2014]
Games Software Design and Production (BSc) [New in 2014]
Games Technology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Information Technology and Business (BIT&B)
Internetworking and Network Security (BSc) [New in 2014]
Mobile and Web Application Development (BSc) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Peter Cole
Senior Lecturer - Information Technology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2918
e: p.cole@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.024 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Peter Cole
Senior Lecturer - Information Technology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2918
e: p.cole@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.024 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus
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