Course Title: Programming Project 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Programming Project 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COSC2408

City Campus

Undergraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

COSC2408

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

COSC2502

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016

COSC2502

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Andy Song

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9761

Course Coordinator Email: andy.song@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City campus, 14.08.11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Prerequisite: 

ISYS1108 Software Engineering Project Management 

You may not enrol in this course unless one of these courses is explicitly listed in your enrolment program summary.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at Course requisites – 7.29.1.6: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c 


Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with hands-on practical experience developing software and/or delivering IT solutions in a project environment. You will work in teams and complete projects from inception to implementation. The emphasis is on understanding and working within a corporate environment, using formal project and software delivery methodologies and integrating all the skills and knowledge that you have acquired into a solid base from which to progress your professional life.

This course includes a work integrated learning (WIL) 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.

As the project teams and projects will be agreed during the first week, it will not be possible to transfer to this course after week 1.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

This course is an option course so it is not required to contribute to the Program Learning Outcomes. However this course should assist you to achieve several Program Learning Outcomes.


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of the key principles of project management to a significant IT project, choose a suitable development methodology, design and deliver industry standard software and documentation.
  2. Analyse and solve a problem requiring an IT solution, propose and evaluate alternative approaches by conducting experiments, collecting data, identifying and evaluating the appropriate development tools and frameworks.
  3. Work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment to plan and implement project requirements, participating as a team member and/or team leader and demonstrating understanding of the team dynamic that is critical to your project’s success.
  4. Negotiate the project deliverables and milestones and assume responsibility for a successful outcome.
  5. Communicate with clients in a professional manner, delivering presentations and writing technical research reports using the appropriate language of the field.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You should work collaboratively in teams on the programming project under the supervision of an academic. You are expected to work responsibly on the project over the semester, adhering to the prescribed academic milestones and deliverable due-dates. You are expected to fully participate and contribute to meetings and project activities in relation to the client to discuss your problem analysis and proposed solutions. Some projects may involve one-on-one or small group workshops and private study to learn material relevant to the project.

 

A total of 120 hours of study is expected during this course, comprising:

Teacher-directed activities (18 hours): It is expected that your group will meet with the client/supervisor at least once per week.

Student-directed activities (102 hours): You are expected work as a group and independently as needed to achieve the project goals.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

The course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system which provides specific learning resources. See the RMIT Library Guide at http://rmit.libguides.com/compsci 


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Your assessment is based on a team project.

Since there is a wide range of projects, from software development to research oriented, each project will have its own assessment formula. The supervisor and the group will determine the assessment formula. It is expected that the formula will reflect the project requirements and the mix of individuals in the group.

Please note that one project might have a large "Analysis and Design" component, while another project might have none at all. This means that one group might have 60% weighting for analysis and design, another group might have 0% weighting for analysis and design. In general, you are expected to provide a weekly progress report. Below is a suggested formula for a project that is primarily software development.

A suggested formula for assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task: Analysis and Design

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 2: Weekly Progress Reports

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 2: Delivered Software

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 3: Documentation

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment 4: Project Planning and Management

Weighting 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 5: Communication with Client

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5