COIT20254 - Information Systems Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is the integrative capstone unit for the Master of Information Systems course. You will undertake an authentic task group project or an industry project that demonstrates the skills that you have developed throughout your studies in this course. You will use and document typical project management processes to ensure that the project is delivered on time and budget, and in the process, develop several documents that can be included in a work portfolio to assist future employment.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: COIT20252 Business Process Management, COIT20253 Business Intelligence using Big Data, COIT20251 Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis, PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts and COIT20246 ICT Services Management

Antirequisites: If you have completed any of these units - COIT20237, COIT20239, COIT20240 or 20276, 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 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

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 Postgraduate 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.7% 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: Self reflection.
Redesign the assessment templates.
Give students the option of including sections best suited to their projects rather than having only one template.
Action Taken
Assessment criteria were modified to cater to a variety of projects.
Source: Moodle student evaluation
Good teaching practices.
Continue with the current teaching practices and keep students involved.
Action Taken
Source: Moodle student evaluation
ePortfolio instructions.
A new set of Mahara instructions have been developed for use in T1 2019.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate client requirements and apply a range of tools, techniques and methods to implement a solution
  2. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team
  3. Generate and review project management artefacts and documentation required of a business systems project
  4. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation understanding the needs of various stakeholders
  5. Identify and evaluate change management issues that may arise due to changing business practices
  6. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 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 at

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Analytics (INAN)
  • Technical Specialism (TECH)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM),
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Stakeholder and Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Change Implementation and Planning (CIPM)
  • Problem Management (PBMG).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation