Credit points: 30

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 or data science 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 on relevant development skills and to provide them with a working knowledge sufficient for industrial-type network, data science and software development projects. The subject also integrates previously learned skills and knowledge relating to social and ethical issues.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorScott Mann

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)



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


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIndustry Project GuidelinesPrescribedTorabi, TLA TROBE UNIVERSITY.
ReadingsSoftware EngineeringPrescribedSommerville I, 2009NINTH EDITION, ADDISON-WESLEY
ReadingsTop-Down Network DesignPrescribedPriscilla OppenheimerCISCO PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to effectively participate in, contribute to, manage conflicts in, and document the running of team project meetings.

Highlight the importance of running of team as a very important aspect of running a project. Describe and show examples of effective team management. Provide weekly feedback to project teams.

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

Provide the process and approach for developing business requirement and explain examples of business requirement by example. Participate in workshops to practise necessary skills. Highlight the importance of consistency in design.

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

Highlight the standards, expectations, guidelines process, and content for presentation of project plan and system prototype. Present seminars and workshops to practise the content and process of a good presentation.

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

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.

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

Emphasise the standards, expectations, guidelines process, and content for presentation of system implementation and testing. Present feedback and seminars to practise the content of a good testing and presentation.

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

Analyse security requirements based on the available corporate information, client interviews and briefing.

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

Learn to analyse integrity of data, propose scalable solution, explore new technologies like SDR

08. Devise simple strategies for Data and information Management

learn data management strategies

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 31-51, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 32 - 46
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop from Week-2"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Part A Presentation-500 Word equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 05
Project Part B Presentation-500 Word equivalent10 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
one 7,000-word equivalent system implementation report- Project Part B35 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 08
one 3,000-word equivalent system design report- Project Part A25 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08
Fortnightly progress review-150 word equivalent20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08