INFT6900

Information Technology Project

20 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Availability Trimester 3 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this 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:
  • undertake theoretical studies
  • perform computer simulations
  • undertake software development
  1. 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
  2. prepare a formal report describing the work undertaken and results obtained
  3. provide a formal presentation and demonstration of the project
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): INFO6180. Students who have successfully completed INFO6180 are not eligible to enrol in INFT6900.
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

Lecture

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

Online

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for INFT69001
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