COIT13232 - Business Analysis Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This capstone unit in the Business Analysis 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 business analysis specialisation units by undertaking an authentic task group project or an industry project. Through conceptual thinking and innovative analysis to troubleshoot a complex problem, you will use and document typical project management processes, demonstrate business analysis domain knowledge, and in the process, develop several documents that can be included in a work portfolio to assist future employment. Skills will be demonstrated through conducting a computing group project in which you will produce relevant analysis and process modelling artefacts and generate a project report based on established principles. Working collaboratively within a team, you will identify the needs of diverse stakeholders, potential cyber threats and system vulnerabilities, produce typical project management artefacts associated with a commercial systems development project, communicate regularly, participate in technical progress meetings, and far better manage change.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (COIS13064 and COIT12203) or (COIT12208 and COIT12203)

Corequisites: COIS13013 and COIT13231

Antirequisites: If you have completed any of these units - COIT13230, COIT13236, or COIT13239, then you cannot enrol in this unit.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

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Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 70%
2. Portfolio 20%
3. Presentation 10%

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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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 75.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 40.00% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Head of Course - PG ICT
While the projects address realistic scenarios, there is limited opportunity for students to interact with real clients during the project.
Increase the number of projects provided by or conducted for real clients, such as industry partners and researchers.
Action Taken
Students were instructed to identify projects addressing real-life challenges and ensured the presence of at least one student with industry experience in each group.
Source: Head of Course- PG ICT
Few project groups apply the diverse knowledge and skills obtained from all their prerequisites (such as business Intelligence using big data).
Structure the assessment criteria and guidance to students to ensure all prerequisite knowledge and skills can be applied in the project.
Action Taken
The assessment tasks were revised and the criteria were changed to allow students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the previous units.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Some students struggled to meet group members' expectations which resulted in missing assessment deadlines
At the beginning of each group assessment, explain the importance of group work, time management, and communication among group members
Action Taken
Source: Unit Evaluation
Students had difficulties with managing conflicts when working on group-based assessments
Communicate with students early in the term and provide them guidance with managing conflicts
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment and implement business solutions to a complex problem using a range of tools, techniques, and methods
  2. Create the project management artefacts required in a typical business analysis project
  3. Manage a small business analysis project
  4. Identify change management and cyber security issues that may arise owing to changing business practices
  5. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices
  6. Demonstrate work readiness in terms of technical skills, communication skills, and both professional and ethical behaviour.

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):

  • Specialist advice (TECH)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Business Situation Analysis (BUSA)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM)
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Change Management (CHMG)
  • Problem Management (PBMG)
  • Information Security (SCTY)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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