Prerequisites: MN691 (Research Methods and Project Design) 
Corequisites: N/A
Credit Points: 20 Credit Points
Level: Year 2, Core for MNet
Workload: Timetabled hours 1 hours/week (Meetings with project supervisor).
Teamwork and personal study: 13 hours/week  


This is a fourth trimester core unit out of a total of 12 units in the Master of Networking (MNet). This unit addresses the MNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in successfully completing a capstone project and applying critical skills in networking equipment such as routers, switches and servers. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/master-networking

This unit provides students with the experience of completing a research or industry-related capstone project in a team environment. Unlike lecture-oriented units, this unit gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in tackling complex problems with technical and creative skills; this will often require you to generate and evaluate complex ideas at an abstract level first before exploring concrete solutions. It is expected that the teams will normally continue the work from the project specification and project plan developed in MN691 as well as the application of knowledge and skills gathered throughout the course in designing, developing and testing a project solution. Students will meet with their project supervisor weekly. The teams will continue the detailed design, implementation, testing and evaluation of a substantial project. Students
learn to work in a group while maintaining personal autonomy and accountability for their team contributions.


At the completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate  the ability to conceptualise, research, design, plan and execute a substantial capstone project
  2. Adapt and 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
  3. Orally present the research background, design, implementation, results and conclusions to an audience of peers and academic staff
  4. Through written reflective journals and project reports demonstrate communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret problems, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions 
  5. 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. 


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 levels 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, interpreting 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 and 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