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COMP5707: Information Technology Capstone A

The Information Technology Capstone project provides an opportunity for students to carry out a defined piece of independent research or design. These skills include the capacity to define a research or design question, show how it relates to existing knowledge and carry out the research or design in a systematic manner. Students will be expected to choose a research/development project that demonstrates their prior learning in their advanced IT specialist domain (MIT) or the management of IT (MITM) or both technical and IT management domains (MIT/MITM). The results will be presented in a final project presentation and report. It is not expected that the project outcomes from this unit will represent a significant contribution to new knowledge. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of independent investigative research or design work in a setting and manner that fosters the development of IT skills in research or design.

Code COMP5707
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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A part time enrolled candidate for the MIT or MITM or MIT/MITM who has completed 24 credit points from Core or Specialist or Foundation units of study may take this unit.
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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COMP5702 OR COMP5704 OR COMP5703. Eligible students of the IT Capstone Project may choose either COMP5703 or COMP5707/COMP5708.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. utilise prior domain knowledge to define and develop a research/development project relevant to an advanced IT specialist domain (MIT) or the management of IT (MITM) or both technical and IT management domains (MIT/MITM)
  • LO2. initiate, formulate and plan an IT research project based on research and development
  • LO3. analyse and synthesise information, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in context, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of recent IT research literature and possess an ability to apply investigative research to their own project
  • LO5. document, report and present project work undertaken to engage an academic and/or professional audience
  • LO6. develop, substantiate and articulate professional positions on issues relevant to the chosen area of practice. Ability to critically reflect on and evaluate the outcomes and process of the project
  • LO7. plan a semester-long project, incorporating risk mitigation strategies and follow the plan methodically

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.