Applied Project 1 is the culmination of student experience in their program. It provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills gained from earlier years and to develop strategies for their transition to professional life. This is achieved in the context of a negotiated multiple block (NEF3002), substantial applied project, related to their discipline area. Students will take responsibility for the design, planning and organisation of the various components required for successful completion of the project. Wherever possible, projects will be sourced from industry partners. Students are encouraged to work in small teams for the projects. Applied Project 1 focuses on the scoping, designing and planning of the project. Project proposals will be presented as both a written report and as an oral presentation. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will continue with Applied Project 2 (NEF3002) where their project outcomes will be created, delivered and evaluated.

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Completion of at least 144 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptually map the likely components and deliverables of their negotiated project;  
  2. Effectively plan the negotiated project and confidently propose all aspects of the project including key discipline requirements;  
  3. Evaluate the feasibility of a range of solutions to anticipated problems taking into account relevant factors including sustainability;  
  4. Synthesise, critically analyse and/or test project designs ensuring that design outcomes meet specifications taking into account appropriate human factors;  
  5. Produce a range of high quality professional and technical documents including a project proposal; and presentation; and  
  6. Communicate with all stakeholders in an ethical and professional manner and confidently defend ideas and proposals to relevant audiences ensuring protection of information privacy.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Project Plan (1500 words or equivalent) 30%
Project Project Proposal (2500 words or equivalent) 50%
Presentation Oral Presentation 20%
The above assessment word equivalents are for individual contributions to a group, or the expectation for students undertaking an individual project. For IT students it is mandatory to work in a group of minimum of two students

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