This unit aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge of aspects of information systems and related project development. Students build on the knowledge and skills developed in their previous studies to examine and develop project outcomes that have potential real-world impact in varied global and local contexts. Students will critically reflect upon conceptual processes, solution design and deployment in relation to the application of modern technology infrastructure, platforms, and tools such as those from a cloud. Students draw on their learning across their degree studies to complete diverse authentic learning tasks which involve problem solving, project planning and scheduling in relation to information systems projects and project management. Themes in project communication are emphasised including effective project reporting and evaluation. Key areas relating to information systems projects are introduced including research skills, business analysis, solution development, communication and report writing. Students engage with the content through a range of activities that are grounded in problem solution based learning which contextualise information system knowledge and skills. Student learning will be guided and assessed by means of presentations, a project plan and a final project report.

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NIT2113 - Cloud Application Development

NIT2171 - Introduction to ICT Management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Elucidate key aspects of information systems and their links to real-world examples through team-based collaborations;  
  2. Critically review and analyse key theoretical concepts for business information systems solutions;  
  3. Evaluate the knowledge and skills necessary to develop both conceptual (e.g. various project documentations) and practical (e.g. through demonstrations) support for a project outcome; and,  
  4. Advocate and justify recommendations to project stakeholders to address problems in an information systems business scenario that utilises effective communication tools.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Project Proposal 10%
Project System Design Document 25%
Test Online Quiz 25%
Presentation Final Project Presentation and Project Report 40%

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