Courses & Units

ICT Project A KIT301

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

This unit can only be taken in your final full year of your degree.

Introduction

The capstone project units provides an opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their course and apply them to a substantial ICT project. This unit extends students' development of the professional, technical, communication and teamwork skills required by ICT professionals in practice. Students will extend their knowledge and skills in the areas of project management and software development through completing professional project documentation and managing the development of the team project.

Students will work together in a team of approximately 6 students on a project in one of the following categories:

Business solution projects: Projects in this category pertain to a real business problem that an organisation wishes to address. Students are expected to conduct business analysis at the host organisation to determine the business requirements for a suitable ICT solution before proceeding to designing and developing the solution. The focus of such projects will be on ensuring that the business values of the solution are properly identified and that the solution would be able to deliver those business values.

Market potential projects: Projects in this category pertain to an unfulfilled or emergent need, which could be market or technology-driven. Students in conjunction with an industry sponsor are expected to conceptualise the project idea, conduct market analysis, and then determine the requirements of a product that will meet that need before proceeding to the design and development of a product to illustrate proof of concept. These projects are suitable for enterprising students wishing to turn their ideas into business reality.

Social Impact Projects: Projects in this category provide an opportunity to envision ICT in a broader social, cultural and environmental context. The projects revolve around issues of connection, education and empowerment through ICT. These projects will involve working with a charity or not-for-profit organization. These projects might involve either a business analysis or market analysis.

Games and Creative Technology Projects:Projects in this category provide an opportunity for students to conceptualise a project idea, in conjunction with an industry or academic sponsor, that relates to games or creative technology. Students must do a market analysis of their idea before proceeding to the design and development of product to illustrate proof of concept.

Summary

Unit name ICT Project A
Unit code KIT301
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
Discipline Computing and Information Systems
Coordinator

Nicole Herbert

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

    • (KIT203 or KIT209) and (KIT206 or KIT205)

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KXX331, KXG361, KXH341, KXH645

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Flexible, approximately 2 hours of lectures fortnightly, with additional meetings with team, lecturer and client.

Assessment

100% in-semester (45% individual, 55% team)

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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