Entry Requirements and Weighting

Prerequisites: BN205 Project Management, 8 core units of the Bachelor Networking
Corequisites: N/A
Credit Points: 15 Credit Points
Level: Year 3, Core
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: 4 (Lab = 4 hours)
  Personal Study Hours/week: 5 hours

Brief Description

This is a fifth trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BNet and BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in networks. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking and http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-engineering-technology-telecommunications

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.  Students apply what they have learned throughout their course to an application for an actual client in a team environment.

Unit topics:

  • Review of project management, network requirements. 
  • Interview skills.
  • Customer meeting, initial planning with project scope and deliverables.
  • System preliminary design, planning, scheduling and estimation.  
  • Work breakdown structure and milestones.
  • Detailed design, prototyping, prototype testing.   Detailed planning and scheduling.
  • Project documentation, client review.   Refinement of design.
  • Prototype demonstration and project documentation

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse real world problems and select appropriate solutions to these problems.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication with clients, project managers and other group members.
  3. Exhibit an ethical and professional approach when working on real world tasks.
  4. Apply appropriate project management skills in a simulated real world environment.
  5. Develop and apply skills to design, analysis, technical, managerial, and time management.
  6. Work effectively and efficiently in a team, and coordinate a team.
  7. Adapt and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in eight core units of networking.

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


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