BB330 - Industry Based Capstone Project

Unit Overview

Credit Points:Prerequisite:Co-requisite:Workload:
15.00Must have successfully completed 12 units.
Completion of the pre-project study skills workshops.
Students may register for and plan for their industry project prior to completing the required credit points.
N/A36 contact hours
 

Aims & Objectives

This is a third-year Core Unit in the Bachelor of Business, all streams. 

Students undertaking this unit may find their own industry based project, which must be approved by the Industry Project Coordinator, prior to commencement.  Students also have the option of an industry based project secured by MIT at an additional nominal fee.

BB330 Industry Based Capstone Project aims to provide the students with an opportunity to undertake project work for 150 hours in one trimester, and provide students with realistic industry knowledge, skills and experience so as to be ‘workready’. This unit will further equip students with the knowledge, abilities and skills of fundamentals of project management body of knowledge, and to bring together educational learning to that of work organisation new learning opportunities in the workplace. Students work with a client to execute work-based projects relevant to their major disciplinary arena for example: Accounting, Management, Marketing or Digital Marketing, and work with a supervisor who has defined the task deliverables of the project to be undertaken.

Prior to undertaking an industry based project, formal workshops are scheduled and attendance at the workshops is compulsory for students enrolled in BB330 Industry Based Capstone Project. Attendance at the workshops is a prerequisite for securing a project and passing the unit.

The workshops, conducted are designed to assist the student to learn to:

  • Understand the in-depth study of project management body of knowledge and its applicability.
  • Behave professionally, including ethical practices in a workplace.
  • Research work-based project/s within their discipline.
  • Execute work-based structure proposed by client’s needs.
  • Execute time-schedules for their task deliverables as proposed by their Client/s
  • Work and perform in a team.
  • Work Health Safety and safe workplace behaviour.

This Unit requires students to:

  • Work in small teams. The number of team members will be determined by the nature of the project and must be approved by the Industry Project Supervisor.
  • Successfully deliver an industry based project in their related discipline of study.
  • Liaise with a Client. 

During the industry-based project, there are no formal classes. Students are required to meet regularly with their Industry Project Supervisor [online discussions may be offered]. Students are required to have their industry project approved by the Industry Project Coordinator prior to commencement of the project.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate industry research skills in delivering feasible work-based projects.
  2. Work efficiently and effectively to complete project-based work integrated learning.
  3. Apply theoretical and practical skills relevant to working in the professional planning environment, including team work.
  4. Reflect on contemporary practice and trends in a course related industry to inform your future practice.
  5. Effectively communicate ideas using diverse formats and strategies to academic and professional audiences within and external to the discipline of your course.
  6. Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural and social sensitivity, environmental stewardship and ethical and reflective practice to deliver a work based project.

Teaching Method

Pre-commencement Workshop: 6 hours
Business Project Incubator: 10 hour per week for three weeks
Face to Face

Assessment

Assessment TaskLearning Outcomes Assessed*Weighting
1. Workshop Contribution and Participationa,e10%
2. Industry Based Project [Team]a,b,c,d45%
3. Report [Individual]a-f35%
4. Presentation [Individual]a-f10%
Total 100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.

Textbook

There is no prescribed text for this unit.

Students are required to read and understand the Industry Project Guidelines [available on Moodle].

Griffin, A., Noble, C., Durmusoglu, S.  (2016). Open Innovation: New Product Development Essentials (1st ed.). John Wiley & Sons.


Reference Reading

  • Alva, C.N., & Marbury, C. (2017) Beyond the Job Description: How to succeed in the Workplace. Amazing Books, LLC. U.S.A.
  • Du Brin, A. (2015), Human Relations: Interpersonal Job-Oriented Skills, 12th ed., Prentice-Hall, New Jersey
  • Gido, J., Clements, J., & Baker, R. (2018). Successful Project Management, 7th ed., Cengage Learning US.
  • PMI Global Standard (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)-Sixth Edition, US, Project Management Institute (PMI).

Adopted Reference Style: APA can be found in MIT library referencing  

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 Solving Cultural and Global AwarenessTeam workSpecialist knowledge of a field of study
       

 

Legend

Colour codingExtent 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