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FIT3015

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Chris Gonsalvez/Mr Peter O'Donnell/Ms Janet Fraser

Synopsis

In their final year of study, students are given the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained, in the development of an information system for a real world client. Students work in groups and will: design, develop and deliver an information system for a client, manage the project through all its development stages, communicate effectively with all project stakeholders, primarily via studios and meetings, develop project documentation to a professional standard, present their project work to academics and other groups, attend unit seminars, contribute in a professional and committed manner to the work of the group

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • understand all stages of the process of developing an information system;
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of clients, system users and developers in a systems development project;
  • understand how information systems are developed;
  • apply, in a practical setting, the theoretical work covered in their course;
  • develop a significant computing application, from the analysis and design stages, through coding and implementation to evaluation;
  • work with clients and communicate effectively with them;
  • define a problem, and gather data, facts, opinions and information needed to analyse and solve it;
  • outline and evaluate alternative solutions to a system development problem;
  • perform a feasibility study that includes estimates of costs, time requirements, a schedule for the development, and the benefits expected from the system;
  • identify hardware and software requirements for a system;
  • document a system design using tools which include system flow charts and data flow diagrams;
  • implement a system, including testing and debugging;
  • evaluate a system, identifying any weakness or possible enhancements;
  • operate effectively as a member of a development team.

Assessment

Individual diaries/timesheets, project documents, group presentation/minutes, peer assessment, delivered product, examination

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Chris Gonsalvez

Contact hours

1 hr lecture/wk, 6 hrs laboratories/wk

Prerequisites

FIT1001, FIT1002, FIT1003, FIT1004, FIT1005, FIT2001 and FIT2002 and any other three Faculty of Information Technology 2nd year units. This unit is only available for students in their final semester of study. The students should also have a credit average in the previous year of study and must have course director approval.

Prohibitions

CSE3301, GCO3819, GCO3700, GCO3800, GCO3900, GCO3800A, CPE3200, CPE3300, CSE3200, FIT3015, FIT3039, FIT3040, FIT3038, FIT3025, FIT3026, FIT3016, FIT3017, IMS3000, IMS3501, IMS3502, FIT3047, FIT3048

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit3015/