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FIT3048

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
Monash Passport categoryIndustry Linkage (Act Program)
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)

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, develop project documentation to a professional standard, present their project work to academics and other groups, attend unit seminars, and contribute in a professional and committed manner to the work of the group.

This is the second of two industrial experience units for most majors in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems, the Bachelor of Business Information Systems, the Bachelor of Computing, the Bachelor of Information Systems and the Bachelor of Network Computing. After successful completion of FIT3047 and this unit, students will have completed their industrial experience project requirements.

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 a range of appropriate tools;
  • 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

In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Chris Gonsalvez

Contact hours

Caulfield: 1 hr seminar/wk, 3 hrs laboratories/wk
South Africa: As determined by supervisor
Sunway: As determined by supervisor
Gippsland: 2 hrs seminar/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk or as determined by supervisor

Prerequisites

FIT3047

The off-campus offering of FIT3048 is only available to BITS Gippsland DE students.

Prohibitions

CPE3200, CPE3300, CSE3200, CSE3301, FIT2032, FIT3015, FIT3016, FIT3017, FIT3025, FIT3026, FIT3038, FIT3039, FIT3040, FIT3045, GCO3819, GCO3700, GCO3800, GCO3900, GCO3800A, IMS3000, IMS3501, IMS3502

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

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit3048/