Advanced Project

Unit code: NIT6150 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
NIT5150 - Advanced Object Oriented Programming and
EPM5600 - Principles of Project Management or
EPM5700 - Project Management and Information Technology
NIT5082 - Cloud Security or
NIT5110 - Networking Systems or
NIT5130 - Database Analysis and Design or
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Modern information technology projects are developed quicker and at a lower cost, often (but not always) by a team of IT professionals. In this unit, complex IT projects will be developed by students, considering the requirements and the maintainability of the final product. Each student will work on a project as a member of an IT project development team. The projects will focus on industrial and business IT applications such as intelligent systems, IoT systems, network systems, financial systems, and medical information systems. To successfully complete the project, students will be required to apply an advanced body of knowledge and specialist cognitive and technical skills in one or more IT areas, including user experience, cybersecurity, software development, database management systems, networking, wireless/mobile computing, intelligent systems, IoT, web-based and general application development environments. At the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to manage and contribute to current IT projects.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Adapt and manage complex IT development processes;
  2. Analyse industry requirements, design and develop corresponding IT systems;
  3. Implement quality assurance and quality control mechanisms such as milestone testing and user acceptance testing;
  4. Create and maintain project documentation;
  5. Interpret and elucidate information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
  6. Critically reflect understanding of human factors, privacy and professional ethics in practical project development.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 10%
Project Proposal
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
System Analysis and Design Report
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 50%
Final System Delivery and Evaluation

Required reading

Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.

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