|PROFESSIONAL COMPUTING (CITS3200) 2011|
This unit is unlike most others you have undertaken; rather than focussing on lectures, labs and tutorials, the focus here is a significant group project. The project work is also more open-ended than you are perhaps used to. There are teams of about 6 people for the projects - sourced from industry and the University and wider communities. Each group generally has a distinct project, different from the other groups' projects. Team work is essential. While there is some individual assessment of how you perform in the team, projects will be marked as a whole, not as individual contributions. Therefore, unless there is strong evidence to support a contrary policy for a particular group, the default position will be that every member of a group will get the same mark.
There are no set labs, lab sheets or tutorials. There are a few lectures and you are required to attend them. You will write an essay on Ethics.
If you enrol after the start of semester please tell me via admin3200
AimsThe unit has the following aims (developed from Clear et al 2001)
AssessmentThe assessment scheme is:
In addition, Group Leaders are expected to provide each week on behalf of their groups on Friday:
The three items are to be emailed to the unit coordinator directly.
Full participation in the project is considered essential for satisfactory progress in this unit. You must attend weekly project meetings with your team. Absences, other than sickness or emergencies, must be notified to the Unit Coordinator in advance and meetings should be free from disruptive behaviour, see UWA Guidelines for Conduct in the Workplace.
Finally, while School policy governs the major deliverables (and in particular late penalties), the following will apply to the aspects unique to this unit. (I really hope you won't need this information.)
School of Computer Science & Software Engineering
The University of Western Australia
Last modified: June 10 2012
Created by: Richard Thomas
Modified By: Michael Wise