|20||Four core units||N/A||Timetabled hours for the trimester: 60 hours|
(Lecture = 2 hours/week, Laboratory and Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutorial = 3 hours/week)
This is a core unit out of a total of 12 units in the Master of Data Analytics (MDA). This unit addresses the course learning outcomes and complements other units in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge of statistical tools and technologies. For further course information refer to: Master of Data Analytics course page. This unit is part of the AQF level 9 (MDA) course.
This unit provides students with research methods and the knowledge and skills to plan and effectively manage projects. It covers professional practise and ethics in the context of projects design and management. The unit employs industry-based projects and follows projects from conception through to completion. It covers the key knowledge areas identified by the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute. The unit enhances knowledge and uses in-depth analysis of common issues/risks that project team members often face and introduces strategies to mitigate these issues/risks. This unit helps students to learn about how project characteristics, planning and management differ in the context of current enterprise case studies.
The unit, together with MDA692, constitutes a capstone final year project. Students will work under an assigned project supervisor who will assist in the selection of the project topic. Students spend substantial time on researching, analysing and developing the requirements, project plan and preliminary design for a capstone project. There will be a set of lectures and workshops on topics including project planning and industrial project issues. Students will apply what they have learned during their course to planning and designing a capstone project. Students will analyse requirements relevant to the formulation of the approach to their project.
This unit gives students the experience of putting into practice the concepts, methods and principles of core units of their Masters course, employing the appropriate use of project planning methods as well as an ability to utilise communication and technical skills to convey information on their projects in a realistic situation.
This Unit includes the following topics:
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
Adopted Reference Style: IEEE
|Assessment Task||Learning Outcomes Assessed*||Weighting|
|Assignment 1 Group report: Project Requirements Analysis and Specification* and Individual Report||a||15%|
|Assignment 2 Group report: Project plan and preliminary design* and Individual Report||b||20%|
|Assignment 3 Group report: A report on research undertaken for project planning, and project prototype* and Individual Report||a-c,e||15%|
|Assignment 4 Group presentations||d||10%|
|Attendance and Participation (client meeting, laboratory and supervision)||d||10%|
It is expected that students complete all assessments including Final Examination. Students must obtain a mark of at least 80% in attendance and participation task and 40% in the final examination. In addition students must obtain at least 50% overall to pass this Unit.
Late assignments / exercises:
Late assignments will be penalised at the rate of 10% per day, that is, an assignment is marked out of 90% for 1 day late, 80% for 2 days late, etc., and after 5 working days assignments will attract zero marks.
In the case of serious illness, loss or bereavement, hardship or trauma students may be granted special consideration. A completed Application for Special Consideration and supporting documentation must be submitted online on AMS. This application must be submitted no later than three working days after the due date of the specific piece of assessment or the examination for which the student is seeking Special Consideration. Further information is available at:
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|
|5||The standard 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|
|4||The standard 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|
|3||The standard 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|
|2||The standard 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|
|1||The standard is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard|