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Unit of study_

COMP5709: IT Capstone Project - Individual

The Information Technology Capstone project unit provides an opportunity for high-achieving students (WAM of 75+) to carry out an individual defined piece of work with academics of our school. The students will acquire skills including the capacity to define a project, show how it relates to existing work, and carry out the project in a systematic manner. Students will apply their gained knowledge of units of study in their advanced IT specialist domain (MIT) or the management of IT (MITM) or both technical and IT management domains (MIT/MITM) or in the data science domain (MDS). The results will be presented in a final project presentation and report. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out an advanced project work in a setting and manner that fosters the development of IT/DS skills in research or design.

Code COMP5709
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 12
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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COMP5702 OR COMP5703 OR COMP5704 OR COMP5707 OR COMP5708
Assumed knowledge:
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A candidate for the MDS, MIT, MITM or MIT / MITM who has completed 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study, and has a WAM of 75+ may take this unit

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; 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.

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