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This subject gives students in the Master of Information Technology experience in analysing, designing, implementing, managing and delivering a software project related to their stream of IT speciality. The aim of the subject is to guide students in being an independent member working within a team over the major phases of IT development, giving hands-on practical application of the topics seen throughout their degree. The subject also gives students a concrete understanding of teamwork processes and tools that underpin the practical aspects of developing software.
Students will work in small teams to conceive, analyse, design, implement, test, and maintain a software product for a group of stakeholders. Workshops are tied closely to the projects and the particular phases of each project and will explore the application of theory to the project, including topics on: requirements analysis, software design, software release, communication, ethical principles, and software project management tools. Students will be required to demonstrate independence while working as part of a team.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this project, the student is expected to:
- Design, implement, validate, release, and maintain a software product in their stream of speciality that achieves specific project goals using a repeatable process
- Independently research and evaluate technologies for specific problems as part of IT projects
- Work with stakeholders to develop IT systems to meet their needs while applying ethical principles and procedures
- Integrate the knowledge gained in other subjects in designing and building applications for a real-world problem
- Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills, including communicating technical outcomes to non‐technical stakeholders and using contemporary professional tools
- Have the ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
- Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
- Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
Last updated: 29 April 2020