This capstone unit in the Application Development major of the Bachelor of Information Technology course is designed so that you can demonstrate your learning across the whole course of study before making the transition to the next stage of your career. You are required to demonstrate and apply the skills you have developed in earlier core and application development specialisation units by undertaking an authentic task group project or an industry project. You are required to synthesise and apply your skills developed across the units studied previously. This unit will help you to consolidate your competence with a relevant set of software engineering concepts, practices, and tools. To achieve this, you will work in small teams with a designated customer to identify a problem and develop a software application adhering to software engineering principles and standards. You will document and present the requirement analysis, identify potential cyber threats and system vulnerabilities, design artefacts, and the results from software testing. Your team will develop the project management, quality assurance, and cyber security components within project specifications. You will also evaluate and discuss your contribution to the project team and the overall team performance.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisite: COIT12200, (COIT12207 or COIT13224) and (COIT12208 or COIS13064)
Co-requisite: COIT13229 and COIT13234
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||15%|
|2. Written Assessment||10%|
|3. Written Assessment||25%|
|4. Project (applied)||40%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades
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Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 87.50% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 57.14% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The Australian Computer Society (ACS), the professional association for Australia's ICT sector, recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments, and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile.
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 8 (the SFIA code is included):
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•|
|2 - Written Assessment||•|
|3 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|4 - Project (applied)||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Presentation||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|