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Information Technology Project (ICT333)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal
Description This capstone unit gives students a 'real-world' experience of IT solution development. Teams of students are assigned projects with clients from academia, NGO's and industry. Teams will build on the skills developed during the study of their majors in areas such as process modelling, systems design, and implementation of IT solutions relevant to the assigned project. The project culminates with a public presentation of the project deliverables. Students are expected to enrol in this unit in their final teaching period.
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 Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences In this unit you will be expected to use all the skills you have gained in your previous study and apply them to assist in the solution of the project assigned to your team. To complete your project objectives you will be expected to demonstrate your self-learning skills by researching and learning new technologies etc. You will be assigned a supervisor who will guide and manage your team toward a successful completion of your project goals.
The methodologies useful in your project will be reinforced during the lectures as will new skills in presentation and the legal and ethical realities of IT project contracting.
Other Learning Experiences Supervisor meetings: 1 hour per week.
Assessment Project Documentation (Group Assessment) 15%
Project Deliverable (Group Assessment) 50%
Individual Performance Evaluation 15%
Examination 20%
Prerequisites ICT218/ICT285 Databases or ICT362/ICT377 Network Security.
Notes This is the capstone unit and as such only students who will be eligible to graduate on the successful completion of the teaching period may enrol in this unit. Students who do not meet this criterion may apply to the unit coordinator for early enrolment. Only in exceptional circumstances will this be considered.
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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.


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