Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 6 lectures during the semester and regular team, mentor and client meetings which require a large amount of time; in addition to lectures and the various stakeholder meetings, a minimum of 6 hours per week per student should be scheduled for this subject |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
615-372 Project Management; 615-346 Information Systems Architecture (this can be taken concurrently) or 615-347 (prior to 2009).
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||-|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Students cannot gain credit for both this subject and 615-370.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Reeva Lederman
This subject is based around the completion of a significant information systems project that is of immediate practical use. Clients of the project will be both external and internal to the University. Students will work in teams of 6 with a staff member allocated to the team as a mentor. Regular meetings of the entire group of students in the subject will be the occasion for students to provide progress reports. There will be lectures and discussions on such topics as project selection, the project process, documentation and writing reports.
At the completion of the subject, students should have gained experience in:
Written progress reports on the project due throughout the semester (15%); project planning and management (30%); a final report, product and presentation due at the end of semester (55%). Students may be assessed on individual contributions to group work. It is a requirement of passing this subject that students attend at least 80% of all group meetings.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree), BASc or a combined BSc course (except for the BSc/ BIS) will receive science credit for the completion of this subject. |
Students must enrol in this subject before the close of the prior semester to enable the subject coordinator to secure industry projects for students. Students are required to attend a subject information session before the end of the prior semester to arrange project team placement. This is a requirement and must be considered in the student's planning. Check the DIS web site for preliminary details.Due to the intensive group nature of this subject, it is essential that students are present at the very beginning of the semester. Should unforeseen events prevent this, the student should contact the subject coordinator urgently.
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