Business Information Systems Industry Project - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1
  • Assessment: Portfolio - Individual/Group (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,925.00
Domestic continuing 1,180.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 3,175.00
International continuing 1,430.00

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This unit is a capstone industry project unit that provides students with professionally focused learning experiences during their final year of study. Students work in a team, supervised by an academic supervisor, to engage with the client(s) to identify, evaluate the business needs and requirements and then to propose and/or develop solutions. It is aimed at consolidating and integrating student learning with real world practice and applying principles and concepts pertaining to Business Information Systems/Information Technology. Students will use and develop their analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, technical and project management skills. 

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse a real world problem in an organisational setting and recommend or develop solutions which are practical and effective utilising appropriate tools, techniques and methods
  2. Develop critical and constructive arguments to justify proposed advice, recommendations or solutions
  3. Apply project management methods to appraise, plan, design, manage and execute a small-scale project
  4. Demonstrate intellectual independence as a critical and reflective learner
  5. Demonstrate professional behaviours through effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills with all project stakeholders.
  • Portfolio — Individual/Group (100%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • INF30009 — Professional Reading and Writing in Information Systems Strategy

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Students also must have completed 13 units of study before commencing this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1This is a project unit, and as such, is aimed at students who wish to undertake a project in one of the areas related to Business Information Systems

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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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