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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Hong Kong First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Chris Gonsalvez/Mr Peter O'Donnell/Ms Janet Fraser (Caulfield); Dr Shyh Wei Teng (Gippsland); Mr Thomas O'Daniel (Malaysia)


In their final year of study, students are given the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained, in the development of an information system for a real world client. Students work in groups and will: design, develop and deliver an information system for a client, manage the project through all its development stages, communicate effectively with all project stakeholders, primarily via studios and meetings, develop project documentation to a professional standard, present their project work to academics and other groups, attend unit seminars, contribute in a professional and committed manner to the work of the group
This is the first of two core industrial experience units for the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems, Bachelor of Computing, Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Network Computing. After successful completion of this unit, students must enrol in and pass FIT3048 to complete their industrial experience project requirements and receive a final result.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • understand all stages of the process of developing an information system;
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of clients, system users and developers in a systems development project;
  • understand how information systems are developed;
  • apply, in a practical setting, the theoretical work covered in their course;
  • develop a significant computing application, from the analysis and design stages, through coding and implementation to evaluation;
  • work with clients and communicate effectively with them;
  • define a problem, and gather data, facts, opinions and information needed to analyse and solve it;
  • outline and evaluate alternative solutions to a system development problem;
  • perform a feasibility study that includes estimates of costs, time requirements, a schedule for the development, and the benefits expected from the system;
  • identify hardware and software requirements for a system;
  • document a system design using tools which include system flow charts and data flow diagrams;
  • implement a system, including testing and debugging;
  • evaluate a system, identifying any weakness or possible enhancements;
  • operate effectively as a member of a development team.


Individual diaries/timesheets, Project documents,
Group presentation/minutes, Peer Assessment, Delivered product, Examination

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Chris Gonsalvez

Contact hours

1 hr lecture/wk, 3 hrs laboratories/wk


FIT1001, FIT1002, FIT1003, FIT1004, FIT1005, FIT2001 and FIT2002 and any 3 FIT 2nd year units. For Bachelor of Computing (2330) and associated double degree students only: CSE2132 or FIT1004 and CSE2203 or FIT2002. The student should also have completed at least 84 credit points towards their Bachelor of Computing or associated double degrees.For Bachelor of Information Systems (3323) and associated double degree students only: IMS2502 or equivalent. For Bachelor of Network Computing and associated double degree students only: FIT1002 or CPE1001 and FIT1001 or CPE1002 and FIT1011 or CPE1003 and FIT2034 or CPE1004 and FIT1003 or CPE1006 and FIT1005 or CPE1007 and CPE2006 or FIT2002 and 2 of FIT2001 or CPE2003 or FIT1004 or CPE2005 or FIT3031 or CPE2007.


CSE3301, GCO3819, GCO3700, GCO3800, GCO3900, GCO3800A, CPE3200, CPE3300, CSE3200, FIT3015, FIT3039, FIT3040, FIT3038, FIT3025, FIT3026, FIT3016, FIT3017, IMS3000, IMS3501, IMS3502

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: