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FIT3015 Industrial experience project - Semester 1, 2013

In their final year of study, students are given the opportunity to develop new skills and apply the knowledge and skills they have gained, in the development of an IT application for a real world client. In teams, students design, develop and deliver an IT applications for a client, manage the project through all its development stages, communicate effectively with all project stakeholders and develop project documentation to a professional standard. Students also present their project work to academics and other groups, attend unit seminars, and contribute in a professional and committed manner to the work of their team.

Mode of Delivery

  • Caulfield (Day)
  • Sunway (Day)

Contact Hours

1-2 hr seminar/wk, 2 x 3 hrs laboratories/wk as determined by supervisor

Workload requirements

Students will be expected to spend a total of 24 hours per week during the semester on this unit as follows:

  • 1 hour meeting with your supervisor.
  • At least 6 hours of meetings and discussion with your group.
  • 1 hour seminar.
  • 1 hour personal reflection which include: writing a blog about the weeks activities, keeping records of time spent on this unit and generally reflecting on what you have learned.
  • Approximately 15 hours of additional work.

Unit Relationships

Prohibitions

CSE3301, GCO3819, GCO3700, GCO3800, GCO3900, GCO3800A, CPE3200, CPE3300, CSE3200, FIT2032, FIT3016, FIT3017, FIT3025, FIT3026, FIT3038, FIT3039, FIT3040, FIT3045, FIT3047, FIT3048, IMS3000, IMS3501, IMS3502

Prerequisites

((FIT1001 and FIT1005) or FIT1031) and ((FIT1040 and one of FIT1035, FIT1008, FIT2034, FIT2071, FIT2081) or FIT1002) and FIT1004 and FIT2001 and FIT2002 and (FIT1003 or FIT2003) and (12 pts of FIT units at any year level) and (12 pts of FIT 2nd or 3rd year units).

This unit is only available for students in their final semester of study (24 pts or less to complete) for whom the IE project is a core requirement. Students must have a credit average and no failed units in the previous year of study and must have chief examiner and course director approval to enrol.

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Caulfield

Gail Bourne

Consultation hours: Please email with a contact no. to organise an appointment

Sunway

Simon Egerton

Tutors

Caulfield

Nevo Hua

Consultation hours: Please email with a contact no. to organise an appointment

Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
  • understand how IT applications are developed, including all aspects of the development process;
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of clients, system users, management and developers in a development project;
  • apply, in a practical setting, aspects of the theoretical work covered in their course;
  • develop an IT application using a prescribed methodology, conducting all activities associated with the development methodology;
  • work with clients or client representatives, communicating effectively with them to meet their requirements;
  • operate effectively as a member of a development team.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
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  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
academic/education/assessment/
assessment-in-coursework-policy.html

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Assessment Summary

In-semester assessment: 100%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Practical Assessment - Project 100% Varied throughout the semester, dates to be negotiated with Project Director. Please refer to campus specific information on unit website.

Teaching Approach

Work-integrated learning or industry-based learning
In this unit we try to simulate a real systems development experience. Groups of students work as a team with support from tutors and academic staff to develop a system for a real client. This teaching approach is experiential learning with active learner involvement in a practical environment. Reflection is used to conceptualise the experience.

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Faculty Policy - Unit Assessment Hurdles (http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/staff/edgov/policies/assessment-examinations/unit-assessment-hurdles.html)

Academic Integrity - Please see the Demystifying Citing and Referencing tutorial at http://lib.monash.edu/tutorials/citing/

Assessment Tasks

Participation

  • Assessment task 1
    Title:
    Practical Assessment - Project
    Description:
    A range of system development deliverables related to the project, details to be negotiated in the early stages of the development process.

    Detailed information about assessment, deliverables and due dates will be provided at each campus.
    Weighting:
    100%
    Criteria for assessment:

    How well the project meets the client's system requirements, and how well the team manages their project.

    The supervisor will monitor individual contributions to the group when allocating marks to members of the group.

    Detailed information about criteria for assessment will be provided at each campus.

    Due date:
    Varied throughout the semester, dates to be negotiated with Project Director. Please refer to campus specific information on unit website.

Learning resources

Reading list

There are no recommended texts, however students are expected to have developed their own collection of texts, URLs and other reference materials during the course of their studies, and will be required to carry out research related to their specific project.

Monash Library Unit Reading List
http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu/index.html

Feedback to you

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
  • Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
  • Graded assignments with comments
  • Interviews

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/plagiarism-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an online quiz).

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Required Resources

Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.

The studio environment provides a large array of software and hardware for students to use within the studios, and some items are available for overnight loan. Please see the unit website for up-to-date listing. Anything additional is to be negotiated between the student teams and their clients. FIT will not normally provide additional hardware or software.

Other Information

Policies

Graduate Attributes Policy

Student services

Monash University Library

Disability Liaison Unit

Students who have a disability or medical condition are welcome to contact the Disability Liaison Unit to discuss academic support services. Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) visit all Victorian campuses on a regular basis.

Your feedback to Us

Previous Student Evaluations of this Unit

Based on student and client feedback at the Caulfield campus:

  • various activities will be carried out early in the semester to ensure a better mix of skills in each group;
  • formal mechanisms have been introduced to get regular client feedback; and
  • an iterative development approach has been introduced.

If you wish to view how previous students rated this unit, please go to
https://emuapps.monash.edu.au/unitevaluations/index.jsp