Faculty of Information Technology

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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


Information Technology



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)



  • First semester 2016 (Day)

South Africa

  • First semester 2016 (Day)


In their final year of study, students are given the opportunity to develop new skills and apply the knowledge and skills they have gained, in the development of an IT application for a real world client. In teams, students design, develop and deliver an IT applications for a client, manage the project through all its development stages, communicate effectively with all project stakeholders and develop project documentation to a professional standard. Students also present their project work to academics and other groups, attend unit seminars, and contribute in a professional and committed manner to the work of their team.

FIT3047 is the first of two industry experience units for most majors in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems, Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences, Bachelor of Business Information Systems and the Bachelor of Information Technology. After successful completion of this unit, students must enrol in and pass FIT3048 to complete their industry experience project requirements.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain how IT applications are developed, including all aspects of the development process;
  2. explain the roles and responsibilities of clients, system users, management and developers in a development project;
  3. apply, in a practical setting, aspects of the theoretical work covered in their course;
  4. develop an IT application using a prescribed methodology, conducting all activities associated with the development methodology;
  5. work with clients or client representatives, communicating effectively with them to meet their requirements;
  6. operate effectively as a member of a development team;
  7. evaluate, assess and communicate both personal and team progress and learning, thus engaging in meaningful reflective practice.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 4-5 hours of seminars, studios, laboratories or supervisor meetings (depending on campus location)

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend seminar and lab sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study and team work per week for completing a range of systems development activities.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


FIT undergraduate common core units:
((FIT1001 and FIT1005) or FIT1031) and ((FIT1040 and one of FIT1035, FIT1008, FIT2034, FIT2071, FIT2076, FIT2081) or FIT1002) and FIT1004 and FIT2001 and FIT2002 and (FIT1003 or FIT2003) and (12 pts of FIT units at any year level) and (12 pts of FIT 2nd or 3rd year units).
FIT3047 is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems, Bachelor of Business Information Systems, Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences, Bachelor of Information Technology and related double degrees.
The off-campus offering of FIT3047 is only available to BITS Gippsland DE students.


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

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