Course Title: Business Information Technology Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Information Technology Project

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Barry McIntyre

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5819

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.8.30

Course Coordinator Availability: I prefer to arrange appointments at lectures or by email.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of the following courses:

  • BUSM1162 Management 1 – Managing People
  • BUSM3886 Business and Government in the Global Context
  • ISYS1028 Global Business and Social Technology : A Case Study Approach
  • ACCT2127 Accounting for Management Decisions
  • ISYS1015 Management of Computing Resources
  • ISYS2395 Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • ISYS2038 Foundations of Database Development
  • INTE1030 Information Technology Strategy
  • ISYS2397 Knowledge Management
  • ISYS3300 Professional Issues, Ethics and Practice
  • INTE2412 IT Governance and Change Management
  • INTE1014 Emerging Trends in ICT and Business

Course Description

This course aims to provide you with an understanding of recent developments in the IT/IS discipline. You will synthesise your learning and experience obtained throughout your degree program to successfully complete your project and demonstrate holistically the development of graduate capabilities.It is envisaged that students successfully negotiate the transition to their next career stage

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience .You will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Be able to identify, review and synthesise literature in order to deduce a suitable research problem, opportunity or issue to explore Identify
  2. Write a research proposal describing the topic/project, its significance, proposed outcomes and resources required along with a timetable for project completion
  3. Research and identify the relevant issues that need to be considered throughout the development cycle in order to propose/pilot/modify or create a information systems process
  4. Design and develop a prototype of the selected solution, where applicable
  5. Test the solution to ensure it addresses the business need, where applicable
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and accountability in Teamwork or Individual professional discipline in time management and responsibility.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and computer laboratories.

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details forBusiness Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 6

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 5, 6

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.