ITC306 Project Preparation (8)


This subject is the first step in your major IT project within the systems, management and network development area. Work started in this subject is continued and completed in the linked subject ITC308. This subject, and its linked subject, cover the practical application of a project management methodology in the development and delivery of a major project. In this subject, students will be working in teams to produce a project proposal, and define the system architecture and modelling. A major milestone of this subject is delivery of a prototype to demonstrate technology suitability and functionality before proceeding with the project in ITC308.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC306
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

Equivalent knowledge to ITC301

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students in the Bachelor of Information Technology, the double degrees including the Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Industry Computing, or the Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business).
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC303 ITC303 Students need to enrol in either ITC303 or ITC306, but not both

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and apply appropriately the different steps in the project development, as well as develop the main artefacts of the process, using project management tools to assist in timely completion of milestones;
  • be able to analyse and document requirements using appropriate modelling techniques and tools;
  • be able to evaluate and determine suitable technologies to be used in the project;
  • be able to identify and analyse standard testing parameters used in evaluating system performance;
  • be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Recap of project methodologies.
  • Modelling and simulation techniques and tools.
  • Project planning and management skills for managing projects emphasising risk analysis and prioritisation, including appropriate testing parameters to be applied to project.
  • Creating conditions for effective team management including professional and ethical behaviours, inter-personal skills, managing people and user management.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.