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GCO9800

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Shyh Wei Teng

Synopsis

In general, students select a project that involves all aspects of the system development lifecycle; analysis and design, programming, testing and implementation of a solution. Project management aspects of system development are stressed, with the following deliverables required: proposal, definition, feasibility study, project plan, system specification, design report, implementation plan, user documentation, and operational software, to ensure that the project is delivered on time. The student must display a sense of responsibility for the project outcomes and skills for interaction with the client. Requirements include oral presentations to the client and written reports.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  • the capacity to apply in a practical setting the theoretical work covered in the course
  • the ability to develop a significant computing application, from the analysis and design stages, through coding and implementation to evaluation;
  • the abilities and attitudes required to operate effectively as a member of a development team;
  • skills and knowledge to work with clients and communicate effectively with them;
  • the ability to define a problem, and gather data, facts, opinions and information needed to analyse and solve it;
  • skills in outlining and evaluating alternative solutions to a system development problem;
  • knowledge and skill to perform a feasibility study that includes estimates of costs, time requirements, a schedule for the development, and the benefits expected from the system;
  • ability to identify hardware and software requirements for a system;
  • skill in documenting a system design using industry standard documentation tools and procedures;
  • knowledge, understanding and skill to implement a system, including testing and debugging;
  • knowledge and skill in evaluating a system, identifying any weakness or possible enhancements.

Assessment

Practical work (project reports, documents and other project deliverables, two presentations and the project supervisors report: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Shyh Wei Teng

Contact hours

Students are required to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week working on their projects. Regular meetings with the supervisor are also required.

Prerequisites

GCO9804

Prohibitions

CSE9020

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

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/gco9800/