Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2014


The industry experience project capstone units give students the opportunity to develop new skills and apply the knowledge and skills they have gained, in the development of an IT application for a real world client. In teams, students design, develop and deliver an IT applications for a client, manage the project through all its development stages, communicate effectively with all project stakeholders and develop project documentation to a professional standard. Students also present their project work to academics and other groups, attend unit seminars, and contribute in a professional and committed manner to the work of their team.

Students must enrol in FIT5121 in conjunction with FIT5120. It is highly recommended that students enrol in FIT5122 in conjunction with FIT5120 and FIT5121.


On successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:

  • describe how IT applications are developed, including all aspects of the development process;
  • describe and explain the roles and responsibilities of clients, system users, management and developers in a development project;
  • apply, in a practical setting, aspects of the theoretical IT work;
  • develop an IT application using a prescribed methodology, conducting all activities associated with the development methodology;
  • demonstrate effective communication skills when interacting with all stakeholders;
  • apply IT and professional practice skills to operate effectively as a member of a development team.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • One 1.5-hour seminar
  • One 3-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing project work, private study and revision.


Master of Business Information Systems students: ((FIT5123, FIT5130, FIT5131, FIT5132, FIT5057) or equivalent for non-cognate students) AND students must be in their final semester of study (have less than or equal to 24 points of study to complete).

Master of Information Technology students: ((FIT5131, FIT5132, FIT5136) or equivalent for non-cognate students) AND students must be in their final semester of study (have less than or equal to 24 points of study to complete).