BN301 - Industry Based Project 1

Credit Points: 15

Prerequisite: BN205 Project Management, 8 core units of the BNet

Co-requisite: N/A

Workload: 48 contact hours

Campus: Melbourne, Sydney

Aims & Objectives

This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet). This unit addresses the BNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in network projects. For further course information refer to: . This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet) course.

This unit provides students with an in depth discussion of the foundational concepts, methods and principles of core units of BNet and provides students with a capstone final year project in system specification, analysis, design, development, and testing.  Students apply their skills in project management in a real situation.

This unit will cover the following topics:

  1. Review of project management, network requirements.
  2. Customer meeting, initial planning with project scope and deliverables.
  3. System preliminary design, planning, scheduling and estimation.
  4. Project documentation, client review.
  5. Prototype demonstration.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Develop and apply analytical, technical, managerial and time-management skills to the analysis and design of a capstone project.
  2. Identify and evaluate project management concepts and apply them to a realistic business problem.
  3. Apply the knowledge and skills acquired over the core units to plan a substantial capstone project.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills in relation to client, ethical and professional behaviour.
  5. Work effectively and efficiently in a team, and write a group report.

Teaching Method

Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Face to Face


Assessment Task
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Assignment 1* - Report on Project plan and designa-c*10%
Assignment 2* - Prototype démonstration (NetSim and Riverbed)a-e*30%
Assignment 3* - Final Reporta-e*30%
Assignment 4 – Oral presentationd*10%
Assignment 5 – Individual report on professional practice/experiencea-e*20%
Total 100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.


  • None

Reference Reading

  • None

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 communicateIndependent and Lifelong LearningEthicsAnalytical and Problem SolvingCultural and Global AwarenessTeamwork Cooperation, Participation and LeadershipSpecialist knowledge of a field of study


Colour coding    

Extent covered

                               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
 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
 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 
 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
 The standard  is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard