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31030 Project

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UTS: Information Technology: Professional Practice and Leadership
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite elaboration/waiver:

Faculty approval required to enrol - students must define a topic, find a supervisor and register the project before being granted permission to enrol in this subject.

Recommended studies:

Completion of subjects relevant to the project topic.

Description

This subject is intended to give students experience in working independently on a small research or development project. The project may be drawn from any area of information technology or may be part of a multidisciplinary project such as those managed by UTS Shopfront. Students work on the project independently under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. Apply skills and knowledge gained throughout the course to a specific project
2. Conduct critical self-review and reflection on the outcomes and the competencies developed while undertaking the project
3. Apply basic project management techniques to ensure completion of deliverables in a timely manner
4. Communicate appropriately with the relevant stakeholder(s)

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

  • Demonstrate research skills (B.6)
  • Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (D.1)
  • Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose (E.1)
  • Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies (E.3)
  • Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements (F.1)

Teaching and learning strategies

In this project subject there is no formal classwork - students will work independently with supervision from their academic supervisor. To enrol in this subject, a student must develop a draft learning contract and have this signed off by their supervisor and then complete an e-request including the draft learning contract as an attachment.

Students are required to attend any seminars organised by the subject coordinator or academic supervisor - this will typically include an initial introductory seminar and a review seminar. In addition to the subject learning objectives, students will develop a learning contract with their academic supervisor setting out the personal learning objectives for undertaking the project. Students are required to maintain regular contact with their academic supervisor.

Where projects include a third-party client (such as those organised through UTS:Shopfront) students must attend any additonal project meetings involving the project supervisor and/or the client.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Project Proposal & Learning Contract

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

B.6, D.1 and E.1

Type: Report
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Appropriately articulate the key concepts and ideas of the project and learning outcomes through the submission of a project proposal and learning contract 100 1, 4 B.6, D.1, E.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Project Deliverable

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1, 3 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

B.6, E.1 and E.3

Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 60%
Length:

It is envisaged that the final project delieverable will be equivalent to a length in the range of 5000 to 7500 words.

Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Timely, well developed and complete project deliverable which aligns with the learning contract 100 1, 3, 4 B.6, E.1, E.3
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Learning Journal & Personal Reflection

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

2

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

D.1 and F.1

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Length:

It is envisaged that the personal reflection report will be approximately 500 words.

Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Appropriately documented learning journal 50 2 D.1
Appropriate personal reflection report 50 2 F.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Minimum requirements

In order to pass the subject, a student must achieve an overall mark of 50% or more.

References

https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/current-students-information-faculty-engineering-and-it/undergraduate/it-project