MN692 - Capstone Project

Credit Points: 20

Prerequisite: MN691 Research Methods and Project Design

Co-requisite: N/A

Workload: 60 contact hours

Campus: Melbourne, Sydney

Aims & Objectives

This is a 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: This unit is part of the AQF level 9 (MNet) course.

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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should 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.

Teaching Method

Lecture: 2 hours
Laboratory: 2 hours
PBL Tutorial: 1 hours
Face to Face


Assessment Task
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Group report: Project Detailed Design*a,b,e*10%
Group report: Project Implementation and evaluation report* Demonstration to supervisor is every week.a,b,e*50%
Group presentation*c*10%
Individual report: Peer evaluation of contributions of team members and reflective journal on professional practice/experienced-e*30%
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