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CSC8600 Advanced ICT Professional Project

Semester 2, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Xiaohui Tao


Pre-requisite: CIS5310 and Students must have successfully completed 12 units prior to enrolment in this course


This capstone course prepares students for their future careers as ICT professionals via a team-based project in a real-world or simulated real-world ICT work environment. Students will evidence their learning through the application of high-level professional, technical and teamwork skills to collaborate and complete a team project. This course addresses the professional body requirement for students to apply advanced knowledge and skills to address complex, multi-faceted ICT problems.

Students will design and deliver a solution to a real-world ICT problem through the application of specialised technical knowledge and skills. Students will apply their project management skills to identify and critically analyse unpredictable, complicated problems. Potential, feasible solutions will be generated and tested to determine the best solution. Working within a team environment, students will reflect on their role within the team and the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to achieve a successful project outcome. Furthermore, students are required to reference ICT professional codes of conduct and make appropriate judgments concerning ethical issues and cultural diversity.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Support and improve technology initiatives through effective project and team management knowledge and skills;
  2. Appraise an ICT problem and design a solution drawing on creativity and initiatives in network engineering, software development, data science or computing technology, and deliver solutions applying in-depth theoretical and technical ICT knowledge;
  3. Successfully complete an ICT project with a real industry client or simulated with an internal role or industry client by adapting appropriate technical processes and skills;
  4. Build a team and effectively collaborate to create a solution to an unpredictable and complex ICT problem;
  5. Effectively and professionally communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  6. Critically reflect on the process and experience of planning and implementing the project;
  7. Make appropriate judgments informed by ethics, professional codes of conduct, and culture awareness within the ICT work environment.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Project Management 20.00
2. Team Management 20.00
3. Commercialization and Entrepreneurship 15.00
4. Professionalism, Ethics, Social and Cultural Awareness in ICT Practice 15.00
5. Professional Project Experience 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Planning document Yes 20 1,2,3,4,6
Assignments Written Report Yes 50 1,2,3,4,6
Assignments Practical Placement Performance No 10 5
Assignments Written Reflection (personal/clinical) No 20 5,6
Date printed 27 June 2022