INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT A

CSE5ITA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The project focuses on developing students' skills in teamwork, system design, implementation, testing and documentation.  Students learn to design Information Technology projects covering network management or software development for efficiency, portability and re-use, as well as to take advantage of different standards and system utilities; data and information management techniques.  The projects require students to work in small development teams and result in the development of a small-scale industry-based system.  The laboratory work is designed to bring students up to speed in relevant development skills and to provide them with a working knowledge sufficient for industrial-type network and software development projects.  The subject also integrates previously learned skills and knowledge relating to social and ethical issues.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrakash Veeraraghavan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (CSE5DES or CSE5SDM) or (CSE5INE and CSE4WNE) or (CSE5BDC)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE3PRA, CSE3PRB, CSE5PRA, CSE5PRB, CSE32PRO or CSE30PRJ or CSE40PRJ, CSE31PRA, CSE32PRB, CSE41PRA, CSE42PRB, CSE3PRO, CSE4PRO

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions For Software projects, students must complete CSE5DES or CSE5SDM For Network projects, students must complete CSE5INE and CSE4WNE For Data Science projects, students must complete CSE5BDC

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIndustry Project GuidelinesPrescribedTorabi, T.La Trobe University
ReadingsSoftware EngineeringPrescribedSommerville, I., 2009 (9th edition)Addison-Wesley
ReadingsTop-Down Network DesignPrescribedOppenheimer, P.Cisco Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate, describe and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to effectively participate, contribute, manage conflicts and document the running of team project meetings.

Activities:
Highlight the importance of running a team as a very important aspect of running a project. Describe and show examples of effective team management. Provide weekly feedback to project teams.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. Verify, describe and document the design of a software or network system and articulate the system design using standards.

Activities:
Provide the process and approach for developing business requirements and explain examples of business requirements by example. Participate in workshops to practice necessary skills. Highlight the importance of consistency in design.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Analyse, communicate and professionally present the system prototype, project plan and testing of the system to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Activities:
Highlight the standards, expectations, guidelines process and content for presentation of project plan and system prototype. Present seminars and workshops to practice the content and process of a good presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

04. Articulate and develop the detailed user manual and maintenance document of a system using professional standards and guidelines provided in the subject handbook.

Activities:
Discuss the detailed user manual and maintenance document of a system by applying standard notation. Provide practical workshops and seminars for developing documentation and testing the system.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Communicate and professionally present the detailed implementation of the system and evidence of system operations to both technical and non-technical sudiences.

Activities:
Emphasise the standards, expectations, guidelines process and content for presentation of system implementation and testing. Present feedback and seminars to practice the content of a good testing and presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Assess integrity of data available from various data sources.

Activities:
Analyse security requirements based on the available corporate information, client interviews and briefings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

07. Propose elegant and sustainable security solutions based on vulnerability analysis.

Activities:
Learn to analyse integrity of data, propose scalable solutions and explore new technologies like SDR.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

08. Devise simple strategies for Data and Information Management.

Activities:
Learn data management strategies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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