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FIT3048 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.

FIT3048 is the second of two industry experience units for most majors in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems, Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences and the Bachelor of Business Information Systems. Students must enrol in and pass FIT3048 after successful completion of FIT3047 to complete their industry experience project requirements.

Mode of Delivery

  • Caulfield (Day)
  • Sunway (Day)

Contact Hours

Caulfield: 1.5 hr seminar/wk, 3 hrs laboratories/wk
Clayton: 1.5 hr seminar/wk, 3 hrs laboratories/wk
South Africa: As determined by supervisor
Sunway: As determined by supervisor
Gippsland: 2 hrs seminar/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk or as determined by supervisor

Workload requirements

Students will be expected to spend a total of 12 hours per week during the semester. As there is a variation for each campus the following applies:

For on-campus students at the Caulfield campus, workload commitments are:

  • 3 hour studio session.
  • 1 hour seminar - at times this may be extended.
  • Half an hour on personal reflection which includes: writing a reflection about project activities, keeping records of time spent on this unit and generally reflecting on what you have learned.
  • Approximately 7.5 hours of additional work which will include a range of systems development activities.

For on-campus students at Gippsland campus, workload commitments are:

  • 2 hour laboratory session.
  • 2 hour seminar.
  • Approximately 8 hours of additional work which will include a range of systems development activities.

This may vary as determined by supervisor. 

Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however, you should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

South Africa: This may vary as determined by supervisor.
Sunway: This may vary as determined by supervisor.

Unit Relationships


CPE3200, CPE3300, CSE3200, CSE3301, FIT2032, FIT3015, FIT3016, FIT3017, FIT3025, FIT3026, FIT3038, FIT3039, FIT3040, FIT3045, GCO3819, GCO3700, GCO3800, GCO3900, GCO3800A, IMS3000, IMS3501, IMS3502



The off-campus offering of FIT3048 is only available to BITS Gippsland DE students.

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer


Gail Bourne

Consultation hours: Please email to organise an appointment


Simon Egerton



Nevo Hua

Consultation hours: Please email 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
1 Each campus runs their version of the unit independently. Students will be advised of campus specific activities to be held each week. Each campus runs their version of the unit independently. Students will be advised of campus specific delivery dates and deliverables.
    No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy:

*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 (

Academic Integrity - Please see the Demystifying Citing and Referencing tutorial at

Assessment Tasks


  • Assessment task 1
    Practical Assessment - Project
    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.
    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

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 ( for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at 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 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.

Recommended Resources

Please review the unit website regularly for a list of resources.

Other Information


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.

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