Advanced Project

    Unit code: NIT6150 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney
    NIT5082 - Cloud Security; or
    NIT5110 - Networking Systems; or
    NIT5130 - Database Analysis and Design; or
    NIT5150 - Advanced Object Oriented Programming; and
    EPM5600 - Principles of Project Management; or
    EPM5700 - Project Management and Information Technology
    (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. Students will apply principles of professional ethics in their project development, considering human factors and privacy protection requirements.

    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.

    As part of a course

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