ITC303 Software Development Project 1 (8)

This subject is the first step in your major software engineering project. Work started in this subject is continued and completed in the linked subject ITC309 Software Development Project 2. 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 particular, the focus of these subjects will be the application of the Unified Process (UP) whereby iterative and incremental development and testing are essential elements of the project lifecycle and process framework. 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 ITC309.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC303. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC306.


ITC203 and ITC205

Subject Relationships

ITC306 ITC303 and ITC306 are project Subjects. ITC306 is used for students enrolled in BIT and ITC303 is used for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science or BIT(Software Design & Dev)

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and apply appropriately the different steps in the UP methodology to produce software, as well as the main artefacts of the software development process, using project management tools to assist in timely completion of milestones;
  • be able to apply entrepreneurship skills and attitudes during the planning phase of a project;
  • be able to support specialist and non-specialist ICT users and stake holders throughout the project management life cycle through effective communication and documentation;
  • be able to analyse and document application requirements using Unified Modelling Language (UML) modelling techniques and tools;
  • be able to evaluate and determine suitable technologies to be used in the project;
  • be able to verify design through delivery of a functional prototype;
  • be able to evaluate software unit and application quality through testing; and
  • be able to work effectively in a team environment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Project development and the Unified Process methodology
  • The initiation and elaboration phases of a software project
  • Project planning and management skills for managing projects emphasising risk analysis and prioritisation
  • Creating conditions for effective team management including professional and ethical behaviours, inter-personal skills, managing people and user management
  • Building industry connections
  • Key skills and mind sets of the entrepreneurial approach to business

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC303 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Project initiation
Life cycle objective milestone (lcom)
Life cycle architecture milestone (lcam)
Project management assessment stream (pmas)

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.