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 IT Project. 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.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Albury-Wodonga 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: ITC306. 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

Available only to students in the Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations) course.

Assumed Knowledge

Equivalent knowledge to ITC218 or ITC301.

Subject Relationships

ITC303 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 project development, as well as develop the main artifacts 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 apply entrepreneurship skills and attitudes during the planning phase of a project;
  • be able to support specialist and non-specialist ICT users and stakeholders throughout the project management life cycle through effective communication and documentation;
  • 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; and
  • be able to work effectively in a team environment.


This 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
  • Building industry connections
  • Key skills and mind sets of the entrepreneurial approach to business
  • Creating conditions for effective team management including professional and ethical behaviours, inter-personal skills, managing people and user management

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC306 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 charter and pmp
Requirements specification - feasibility study
Draft design - detailed pmp
Final documentation & presentation

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.