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IT Group Project (ICT621)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Students will work in teams to undertake a real-world information technology project, applying skills and knowledge developed in their degree. Teams will analyse project requirements, evaluate and justify design decisions, and produce a substantial artefact. Project management, and communication with clients and other stakeholders will be emphasised. Projects can be initiated from industry needs, University needs, or proposed by the student in consultation with a discipline academic. The project culminates with a public presentation of the project deliverables.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1. Communicate effectively in an IT project.
ULO2. Work collaboratively within an IT project.
ULO3. Demonstrate an appropriate level of professional knowledge
ULO4. Demonstrate the ability to use analysis and problem solving techniques
ULO5. Deliver an IT product at the professional level
ULO6. Understand and analyse the social justice and ethical issues, which may arise in an ICT project
ULO7. Address interdisciplinary aspects of an IT project
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/Workshops: 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is focused on providing an experience that is based on the kind of professional practice that graduates will encounter, allowing students to apply the whole range of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course to a challenging real problem. In addition to regular interactive workshops, each team will meet with their supervisor weekly, their clients regularly, and their team frequently. Each team will produce: a requirements document; a project management plan; and project deliverables that will be negotiable depending on the nature and scope of the project. The project culminates with a public presentation of the project deliverables.
Assessment Assessment in this unit will primarily involve group tasks. You will be assessed on the following:
* Requirements Document (15%)
* Project Management Plan (10%)
* Main Project Deliverables (65%)
* Presentation of the work and final deliverables (10%)

The main required project deliverables will depend on the nature and scope of the project and will be agreed upon with both the client and supervisor. They might include software, hardware, design documentation, business process redesign reports, user guides, research reports, papers etc. Written feedback will be provided for all submitted work. Verbal feedback will also be provided during supervision meeting.
Prerequisites ICT508 Information Technology Project Management and ICT521 IT Professional Practice; a minimum of 24 points; and a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of 4; OR permission of the Academic Chair.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Data Science (ME+MIT)
Master of Business Administration + Master of Information Technology (Data Science) (MBA)+(MIT) [New in 2019]
Master of Information Technology (MIT)
Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT) [New in 2020]
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
Dr Hui Cui
Lecturer in Information Technology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7211
e: Hui.Cui@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.011 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Hui Cui
Lecturer in Information Technology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7211
e: Hui.Cui@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.011 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Associate Professor Hamid Laga
Interim Head of Discipline Information Technology, Maths and Statistics

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2325
e: H.Laga@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.006 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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