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COMP5708: Information Technology Capstone B

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 COMP5708
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
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
COMP5702 or COMP5704 or COMP5703 or COMP5709. Eligible students of the IT Capstone Project may choose either COMP5703 or (COMP5707 and COMP5708) or COMP5709 or (COMP5702 and COMP5704)

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