IT for Social Impact Project
Unit code: HIT2002
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
1 semester or equivalent
|Contact hours||12 Hours|
Students must have completed 150cp of studies or equivalent. Students must pass an interview.
An elective unit in Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Network Design and Security), , , Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering), Bachelor of Business Information Systems, Bachelor of Science (Games Development), Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering), Bachelor of Business Information Systems/ Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Information and Communication Technology
Aims and objectives
This unit provides students the opportunity to engage in a group project to demonstrate and consolidate their IT skills, knowledge and professional behaviours. Projects will be focused on the use of IT for positive social impact providing students with an understanding of the nature and principles of social and community enterprise.
Further information about this unit, including the application procedure is available from: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/ict/social-impact/
Students who complete this unit of study should be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment on a project focussed on the use of IT for positive social impact.
- Apply a range of analytical, technical, project management and problem solving skills to a real life organisational setting.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how IT can contribute to social and community enterprise.
- Show evidence of self-reliance and time management skills, and an ability to organise a project in order to gain greater independence as a learner and project team member.
- Demonstrate increased awareness and understanding of ethical and professional behaviours in an organisational context.
Project plan and design document, Project outcome and documentation, Worklog and peer review, Final presentation, Individual reflection (essay)
Generic skills outcomes
Swinburne University of Technology works to produce higher education graduates who are capable in their chosen profession. Learners bring to Swinburne University of Technology a diverse wealth of experiences and graduate with individual understandings, abilities and attitudes. Within this context it is the intent of this unit that students develop the following key generic skills:
- teamwork skills
- analysis skills
- problem solving skills
- communications skills
- ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
- ability to work independently
At the commencement of the project, deliverables need to be identified and agreed upon by project groups and the academic convenor, and clear expectations set in terms of requirements for assessment. In addition to this, students will be able to apply some of the following skills developed in previous units to a social impact project:
- Communication skills in dealing with clients and colleagues
- Analysis and requirements gathering and modelling
- Project planning and management
- Quality assurance
- Test planning and execution
- Working to standards
- Technical documentation
- Document version control