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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

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,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COSC2408

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex18 (All)

COSC2408

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ)

COSC2408

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Vic Ciesielski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2926

Course Coordinator Email: vic.ciesielski@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City campus, 14.08.16

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Prerequisite: 

COSC2299 Software Eng: Process and Tools (for BP094) or ISYS1108 Software Eng project Management (for BP162 and BP232)

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.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

This is a required course in BP094 Bachelor of Computer Science, BP162 Bachelor of Information Technology, BP232 Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), BH091 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Hons)/ Bachelor of Computer Science, and BH094  Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication Engineering) (Hons)/ Bachelor of Computer Science programs and contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

Enabling Knowledge:

You will gain skills as you apply knowledge effectively in diverse contexts.

Critical Analysis:

You will learn to accurately and objectively examine and consider computer science and information technology (IT) topics, evidence, or situations, in particular to: evaluate and compare designs of software artefacts and IT systems on the basis of organisational and user requirements.

Problem Solving:

Your capability to analyse problems and synthesise suitable solutions will be extended as you learn to: design and implement software solutions that accommodate specified requirements and constraints, based on analysis or modelling or requirements specification.

You will gain skills as you apply knowledge effectively in diverse contexts.

Communication:

You will learn to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through a range of modes and media, in particular to: present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of software applications, alternative IT solutions, and decision recommendations to both IT and non-IT personnel via technical reports of professional standard and technical presentations.

Team Work:

You will learn to work as an effective and productive team member in a range of professional and social situations, in particular to: work effectively in different roles, to form, manage, and successfully produce outcomes from teams, whose members may have diverse cultural backgrounds and life circumstances, and differing levels of technical expertise.

Responsibility:

You will be required to accept responsibility for your own learning and make informed decisions about judging and adopting appropriate behaviour in professional and social situations. This includes accepting the responsibility for independent life-long learning. Specifically, you will learn to: effectively apply relevant standards, ethical considerations, and an understanding of legal and privacy issues to designing software applications and IT systems.

 

 


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 (24 hours): It is expected that your group will meet with the client/supervisor at least once per week.

Student-directed activities (96 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 Canvas 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.

Projects require team commitment. You should therefore complete most of the project deliverables as a team. The deliverables grow naturally and progressively and templates are provided for most of the required documents.  The feedback to the team should be provided at weekly meetings with the client and/or tutor.

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.  Factors that may need to be included in the assessment formula include:  Analysis and design, problem-solving, delivered software, documentation, technical/research report, experimental results, data collection, project planning and management, communication with the client/supervisor, project presentation, contribution as a team member.

 

Assessment tasks:

Early Assessment Task: Draft Project Documentation

The task includes the first version of documentation of development process as well as of requirements, design and implementations. The documentation should also reflect your team work. This early assessment aims to provide you with early opportunity to help you learn and manage your study and team work progress.

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 2: Team Project Report

The task includes the documentation of development process as well as documentation of requirements, design, implementation, test cases and results of testing and deployment. The task also includes the reflection on team work during the project.

Weighting 45%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 3: Management, Communication and Presentation

The task includes project management, communication with the client or tutor and presentation of project outcomes.

The grading for this task includes the feedback from the client as well as peer and self-reviews.

Weighting 45%

This assessment task supports CLO 3,4,5