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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
Monash Passport categoryIndustry Linkage (Act Program)
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Hong Kong First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)


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, develop project documentation to a professional standard, present their project work to academics and other groups, attend unit seminars, and contribute in a professional and committed manner to the work of the group.

This is the first of two industrial experience units for most majors in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems, the Bachelor of Business Information Systems, the Bachelor of Computing, the Bachelor of Information Systems and the Bachelor of Network Computing. After successful completion of this unit, students must enrol in and pass FIT3048 to complete their industrial experience project requirements.


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 a range of appropriate tools;
  • 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.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Chris Gonsalvez

Contact hours

Caulfield: 1 hr seminar/wk, 3 hrs laboratories/wk
South Africa: As determined by supervisor
Sunway: As determined by supervisor
Gippsland: 2 hrs seminar/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk or as determined by supervisor


For Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems (3334):
((FIT1001 and FIT1005) or FIT1031) and FIT1002, FIT1004, FIT2001, FIT2002, (FIT1003 or FIT2003), (6 pts of FIT units at any year level) and (18 pts of FIT 2nd or 3rd year units).
The off-campus offering of FIT3047 is only available to BITS Gippsland DE students.
For Bachelor of Computing (2330) and associated double degree students only: CSE2132 or FIT1004 and CSE2203 or FIT2002. 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 (FIT2002 or CPE2006) and 2 of (FIT2001 or CPE2003) or (FIT1004 or CPE2005) or (FIT3031 or CPE2007).


CPE3200, CPE3300, CSE3200, CSE3301, FIT2032, FIT3015, FIT3039, FIT3040, FIT3038, FIT3025, FIT3026, FIT3016, FIT3017, FIT3045, GCO3819, GCO3700, GCO3800, GCO3900, GCO3800A, IMS3000, IMS3501, IMS3502

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