Programming Project - 2018

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 , SP3
  • Assessment: Group Project (100%)

Unit provided by

2018 Fees
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

This unit is designed to provide you with hands on practical experience developing software in a project environment. You work in teams and will complete projects from inception to implementation.

This unit includes a work integrated learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

As the project teams and projects will be assigned during the first week all enrolled students are advised to engage with the course from the beginning of week 1.

Please note: This unit is considered to be a "capstone" unit for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree in which students demonstrate their competency in a (simulated) Work Integrated Learning (WIL) environment.

All students seeking the Bachelor of Information Technology award will need to complete this unit.

On completion of this unit you should have:

  1. Apply knowledge of the key principles of project management to a significant IT project, choose a suitable development methodology, design and deliver industry standard software and documentation
  2. Analyse and solve a problem requiring an IT solution, propose and evaluate alternative approaches by conducting experiments, collecting data, identifying and evaluating the appropriate development tools and frameworks
  3. Work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment to plan and implement project requirements, participating as a team member and/or team leader and demonstrating understanding of the team dynamic that is critical to your project’s success
  4. Negotiate the project deliverables and milestones and assume responsibility for a successful outcome
  5. Communicate with clients in a professional manner, delivering presentations and writing technical research reports using the appropriate language of the field.
  • Group Project (100%)

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.

  • Broadband access — Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions / recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)
  • Other special requirement — Due to the group-work project focus in this unit students will be expected to maintain regular contact with their project group / supervisor via online chat or teleconferencing on a regular basis.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Project and Group Formation
2Project Specification, System Design and Planning
3Preliminary Implementation, Discussion of Technical Issues
4Review of project specification, design and planning
5Review and discussion of system implementation
6Design refinement. Preparation of documentation
7System Implementation. Planning of system test
8Progress Review. Group discussion of Technical Issues
9Draft documentation. System test and refinement
10Review of project documentation and system test

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

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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