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COMP5708: Information Technology Capstone B

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Engineering

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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A part time enrolled candidate for [MIT, MITM or MIT/MITM who has completed 36 credit points] or [MCS who has completed 60 credit points] may take this unit.
Corequisites:
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COMP5707
Prohibitions:
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COMP5702 or COMP5704 or COMP5703 or COMP5709 or COMP5802. Eligible students of the IT Capstone Project may choose either COMP5703 or (COMP5707 and COMP5708) or COMP5709.
Assumed knowledge:
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The capstone project must be completed in the final semesters.

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

  • LO1. utilise prior domain knowledge to define and develop a 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 a semester-long IT project, incorporating risk mitigation strategies and following the plan methodically
  • 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 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, critically reflect on and evaluate the outcomes and process of the project

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 1 2022
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2022
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Supervision Remote
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Departmental permission requirements

If you see the ‘Departmental Permission’ tag below a session, it means you need faculty or school approval to enrol. This may be because it’s an advanced unit, clinical placement, offshore unit, internship or there are limited places available.

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Additional advice

This unit requires departmental permission to ensure students are prepared for the project. Students must be enrolled part-time and have been granted approval by the Unit Coordinator. The capstone units are intended to be completed in the final semesters. Please include evidence of this approval in your permission request for review by the Faculty.