BDA304 - Data Analytics Capstone Project 2

Credit Points: 15 credit points

Workload: 36 hours

Prerequisite: BDA303 Data Analytics Capstone Project 1

Co-requisite: N/A

Aims & Objectives

This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Data Analytics (BDA). This unit addresses the BDA course learning outcomes and complements other courses in related fields by developing students’ specialised knowledge with capstone project in data analytics. For further course information refer to: This unit is part of the AQF level 7 (BDA) course.

This unit provides students with an in-depth discussion of the BDA303 Project 1 concepts, methods and principles of core units and provides students with a capstone final year project in system specification, development, implementation, testing and troubleshooting. Students apply their skills of project management in a real situation. Students apply the knowledge gained throughout their course to an application for an actual client in a team environment.

Unit topics:

  • Reflective journal.
  • Develop spreadsheet of personal industry exposure.
  • Detailed design. Test plan.
  • Identify and solve risk management issues.
  • Implementation, testing, troubleshooting.
  • Documentation, presentation.
  • Final project demonstration.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
a. Demonstrate the ability to conceptualise, design, plan and execute a substantial data analytics capstone project;
b. Apply the knowledge and skills acquired over the core units of the course in planning and executing a capstone project in an area related to Networking;
c. Orally present the background, design, implementation, results, and conclusions to an audience of peers and academic staff;
d. Through written reflective journals and project reports, demonstrate communication and technical skills to identify and interpret problems, methodologies, conclusions, and professional decisions;
e. Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability while being part of a team-based working environment.

Weekly Topics

Studio based projects: students work in teams within a studio-based environment. Students submit oral and written presentations and reports as part of their project work. Students attend and provide feedback on each other’s presentations.

Industry based Projects: students engage with clients in a real or simulated work environment. In a real work environment, students work in an industry for 12 weeks (at least 10 hours/week). The option of working in industry is available only to BDA students with the course coordinator’s approval.

This unit will cover the following content:

Week Workshop Topics
1-2 Review of BDA303 activities and results. Review of prototype. Customer consultation regarding final product.
3-5 Detailed design. Test plan. Final estimation and schedule. Project documentation
6-8 Implementation, testing, troubleshooting.
9-11 Documentation, presentation
12 Final project demonstration.


Assessment Task Due Date Weightage Learning Outcomes Assessed
Assignment 1 Group report: Project Detailed Design* and Individual Report Week 3 10% a,b,e
Assignment 2 Group report: Project Implementation and evaluation report* and Individual Report Demonstration to supervisor is every week. Week 11 50% a,b,e
Assignment 3 Individual report: Peer evaluation of contributions of team members and reflective journal on professional practice/experience Week 12 30% d,e
Assignment 4 Group presentation* Week 12 10% c
TOTALS   100%  

*Within a group task, a number of subtasks will be assigned to individuals by the project supervisor. This, along with an evaluation of the individual reflective journals, will be used to assess individual outcomes.

Textbook and Reference Materials

There is no textbook. References and/or notes will be provided for the workshops.


Adopted Reference Style: IEEE

Graduate Attributes

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicate Independent and Lifelong Learning Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global Awareness Team work Specialist knowledge of a field of study


Levels of attainment Extent covered
The attribute is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations.
The attribute is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations.
The attribute is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations.
The attribute is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials.
The attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.