Course Title: Plan industrial computer systems projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM7830C

Course Title: Plan industrial computer systems projects

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mohammad Hassan
Phone: +61 3 9925 4700
Email: mohammad.hassan@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers development and documentation of industrial computer systems project proposals, milestones and completions .The unit encompasses, establishing budgets, critical path analysis, development of workflow strategies, documenting, presenting and negotiating budgets and timelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED148A Plan industrial computer systems projects

Element:

1 Prepare to plan project.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established techniques for project planning are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The extent of the project is established from design brief, specification and/or other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).

Element:

2 Develop project plan proposal.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Estimated plant, material, labour and other costs are sought and obtained from appropriate person(s) in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
2.2 Project budget is established from estimated plant, material, labour and other costs in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
2.3 Knowledge of critical path analysis is applied to developing workflow strategies.
2.4 Sources and availability of materials and human resources needed for the project are established in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
2.5 Risk management strategies are sought and obtained for incorporating into the project plan.
2.6 Project plan is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.7 Project plan proposal is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

Element:

3 Obtain approval for project plan.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project plan is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the project plan resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation’s policy.
3.3 Final project plan is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn industry recognized skills in designing, implementing and managing a computer project.
Classroom activities:
Lectures:
to introduce the important concepts.
• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures
Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class.
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial
Reflective Journal: You will perform the exercise and write it up in a reflective journal.
The reflective journal will be an Online Blog created by you in the myRMIT>Studies for this course.
A reflective lab journal is a means to reflect on your learning (and learning experiences) in different ways. They are used to:
• record the development of your ideas and insights and / or those of a group in a given context and can include concepts, ideas and main points from experience and theory
• reflect upon the subject content and personal experiences as a means to increase your understanding
• analyse your own learning in and for self development.
They are used to explore situations from a personal perspective, but generally within the context of learning from your experiences. They are used to reflect on, in and for action. Common questions arising from ’reflection’ are:
• What happened? (Reflecting on actions)
• Why did it happen? (Reflecting in actions)
• What can be learnt from this for future actions? (Reflecting for actions)
The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
The write up must be performed in the class as you perform the exercise, not at a later date
o Write ups not in the Blog will not be marked
o Write ups which are not done concurrently with the performance of the exercise will not be marked
In general the detail of the write up must be sufficient for you to be able to comfortably perform the practical exercise a year or more later directly from the reflective journal.
Any difficult or tricky points should be especially noted in the reflective journal for future reference.
The neatness, completeness and the presentation of the reflective journal must be of a quality such that you would be prepared to show it to a future employer as an example of your work.
Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.
• You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
• Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.
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Occupational Health and Safety:
• Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Covered shoes must be worn in all labs
• Thongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab
Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will be applied to you in this course.
You will be expected to:
• Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Prepare for classes
• Attend all classes regularly and on time
• Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
• Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
• Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.
• It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timelines
• Please ask if something is not clear
The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.
Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 60% of course hours for reading, independent study, project research, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities.


Teaching Schedule

 Week 1- 2 Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria, Definition of Project, Project Life cycle, OH&S processes and procedures, Hazards identification for a given work area, Project planning techniques, Organisational policy & compliance
UEENEEE015B 1.1-1.2, UEENEEE137A 1.1, UEENEED148A 1.1-1.2
Week 3-5 Project Scope & parameters, Feasibility study, Risks identification, Design Brief, Stakeholders
UEENEEE015B 1.3, UEENEEE137A 1.2, UEENEED148A 1.3
Week 6-8 Site visits, Development of Design brief, Impact from other projects, Provisioning to the change unforseen, Assigning Level of risk for identified hazard Project resource estimated costs and Budget, Critical path analysis
UEENEEE015B 1.4-1.5, 2.1, UEENEEE137A 1.3, 2.1, UEENEED148A 2.1-.2.3
Week 9-12 Development of Design brief in collaboration with relevant design professionals and contractors, Identification of competence of project team members and their roles, Risk Hazard & risk mitigation control measures, Sources of project resources, Risk management strategies
UEENEEE015B 2.2-2.3, UEENEEE137A 2.2, UEENEED148A 2.4
Week 13-14 Review of project design brief, Discussion on project design brief, Agreement on Hazard, Level of risk and control measures, Documented control measures made available for reference, Project Proposal, Plan review and proposed adjustments, Documentation of project plan,
UEENEEE015B 2.4-2.5, 3.1, UEENEEE137A 2.3, 3.1, UEENEED148A 2.5-2.7
Week 15-16 Negotiation of project design brief, Modification risk control measures, Discussion on project plan
UEENEEE015B 3.2, UEENEEE137A 3.2, UEENEED148A 3.1
Week 17-18 Negotiation of project plan, Final Design Brief, Filing documentation of hazards, Risk control measures and their application, Final project Plan
UEENEEE015B 3.3, UEENEEE137A 3.3, UEENEED148A3.2- 3.3
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Information Technology Project Management 3E by Jack T. Marchewka, John Wiley
Electrotechnology Practice, 2nd edition, by Jeffery Hampson, Isbn:9781442523258
Project Manager Competency Development Framework , by Project Management Institute
Engineering Design: A Project Based Introduction 3E , by Clive L. Dym, Patrick Little, John Wiley
Google Book: The Computer System Risk Management and Validation Life Cycle By R. Timothy Stein
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Lnmok6CybyUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Computer+System+Risk+Management+and+Validation+Life+Cycle&hl=en&ei=D9keTIGfO8aXceKYsKMN&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>Course Link nad student netowk drive.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Design Brief & OH&S Risks Identification (25%),Students will be handed over the assessment task in Week 2- due in Week 12
Procedures for dealing with customerss and their issues (10%)+ OH&S hazards, risk identification and control measures

Assessment 2: Project Plan (25%),Students will be handed over the assessment task in Week 2- due in Week 17
Purpose of project planning (5%)+ Factors influencing sequnce and restrainst of project activities (5%)+ Critical path analysis (5%)+ Documentation (10%)
 

Assessment 3: Final (report) Documentation & Presentation (50%), due in Week 18
Presentation (Reflective Journal on myRMIT>studies> CPMH > blackboard + Verbal 15 minutes/ per group + Poster & Google Website) (10%+10%+5%)+ Report (doc/pdf file per group one submission) 25%
Reflective Journal: Your weekly reflection on how what you learnt / have done/ fixed problems etc.
Verbal presentation: You need to present with powerpoint slides orally in front of the class.
Poster: A pictorial presentation of your project
Goolge Website: Your final web presentation of Business Case/ Project plan, Project implantation and Final Report on due weeks.
Report: A group submission of either word or pdf file.

For optimisation of training and assessment effort, competence development in this unit may be assessed concurrently with other units in a qualification.

This course is graded using the following course grades-

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y


Assessment Matrix

 

 

UEENEEE015B

UEENEED148A

UEENEEE137A

Assessment 1Elements 1-3 Elements 1-3
Assessment 2 Elements 1-3 
Assessment 3Elements 1-3Elements 1-3Elements 1-3

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Computer Project 1) in conjunction with EEET6740C (Develop design brief for electrotechnology projects), OHTH5731C (Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of  UEENEEE015B, UEENEED148A, and UEENEEE137A.
- In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 36 in addition to 84 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits, writing reflective journals, lab reports.

This course is delivered in a cluster (Computer Project 1) in conjunction with BUSM7828C (Manage computer systems/electronics projects), BUSM6212C(Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of UEENEEE078B, UEENEEH141A, and UEENEED144A.
- In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits, writing reflective journals, lab reports.
Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support
Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit
Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
Special consideration:
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.
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