ICT303 – Capstone Project

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  • Weekly Structure
  • Unit Learning Outcomes
  • Assessments
  • Learning Resources
  • Schedule of Activities
  • Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Student Support
  • Academic Integrity
  • Topic 1 and Learning objectives
  • Work to Do Before the Mid-Week Webinar


Unit Learning Outcomes

L01. Formulate and plan in individual industry project focused on the solution of a problem in the discipline, following a specified project management framework, and in relation to the client’s needs

LO2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theory studied throughout the course and practical application in a real-life project setting;

LO3. Demonstrate an ability to gather, analyse, and synthesise information relevant to the client’s requirements and to present this information in a clear and coherent project plan presentation;

LO4. Communicate the project plan effectively in a written format that is appropriate for the context and in accordance with the project plan guidelines.


Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
  • Cole, and Scotcher, E. (2016). Brilliant Agile Project Management. 1st ed. Pearson UK.
  • Schwalbe (2018). Information Technology Project Management. 9th ed. Cengage USA.
  • Sommerville, (2021). Software Engineering. 10th Edition. Pearson UK
    • You can purchase the e-book from https://pearson.com/store/p/software- engineering-ebook-global-edition/GPROG_A100061728427_learnerau- availability/9781292096148

Schedule of Activities

Week Topic
1 Introduction to Capstone Project
2 Application: Business Case and Project Charter
3 Requirements engineering
4 System Dependability and Security
5 System Modeling
6 Design and Implementation
7 Implementation the Project Using Traditional Project Management
8 Implementation the Project Using Agile Project Management
9 Application: Project Schedule Management
10 Application: Project Cost Management
11 Software testing and Software Evolution
12 Final report and Project presentation

Learning Management System

  • Each Unit is supported and enriched through Moodle, the Learning Management System (LMS). Use your SISTC student login to access the
  • The LMS will display the Unit Outline, Assessment Details, Weekly Content, and provide links to other relevant Check the LMS frequently for up-to-date resources from the Lecturer.
  • You may use the LMS to contact your Lecturer, but it is best to contact them directly (e.g. use email or mobile).
  • Assignments are submitted through the LMS and your feedback on assignments will be available through the LMS.
Student Support
  • We are committed to equity and diversity and the recruitment of students from diverse cultural backgrounds, in particular indigenous
  • We provide an environment for students which welcomes people with disabilities and special
  • Support arrangements
    • Personal and academic mentor and community support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
    • Preparatory programs including access to English language/academic literacy and numeracy support programs
    • Tutorial/study support where necessary, over and above standard tutorial arrangements
    • Linkage to external cultural/community-based support groups/programs/
    • Student support contact point/officer.
Academic Integrity
  • You must take responsibility for ensuring at all times that you follow appropriate academic practices, particularly when it comes to preparing assessment items – do not put yourselves at risk of an allegation of misconduct such as cheating or
  • Plagiarism is unacceptable as it is contrary to the principle that students must present assessment which is their own
  • It is not permissible to copy ideas, phrases, paragraphs, formulas, methods, evidence, programming code or diagrams without correctly referencing the source.


Overview of capstone project

Teaching Team and Consultation
Unit Coordinator & Lecturer: Dr Fadi Kotob
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Consultation hours:

Wednesday After Webinar A: 11:30AM to 12:00PM Wednesday After Webinar B: 3:00PM to 3:30PM Other Times By Appointment

Email: fadi.k@sistc.nsw.edu.au

Phone: +614 16 778 872


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Learning Objectives
  1. Explain what a capstone project is, its purpose and its
  2. Explain the common parts in a capstone

Discuss the capstone groups and the way forward

What is a capstone project?

  • A capstone project for information technology is a practical artifact (proposal, prototype) where you will have to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the course.

Capstone Project Purpose

  • To reflect the industry practices, such as working with people from different backgrounds and varying skill sets in achieving a common
  • To ensure that students know how to apply the concepts they have
  • To reflect the knowledge of the students that they have acquired throughout the course at a glance.

Capstone Project Outputs

  • Business case
  • Project requirements
  • Solution design and implementation plan

Common Capstone Project/Proposal Parts

Most capstones are made up of ten sections that include the:

  • Capstone project title page
  • Abstract – a summary of the capstone
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction – this should set the stage for your project
  • Description of the problem – outline the problem and how you will tackle it
  • Research – set the background for your research and show what is already known
  • Description of the project – what methods you used and how you conducted your research
  • Conclusions / Lessons learned – What were the outcomes from your research and what do they mean
  • References
  • Appendices

Capstone Project Title

  • The title must reflect the project you want to
  • It must be an appealing, captivating, and manageable
  • Make sure your title is between 5 and 15 words in
  • Avoid unnecessary words and
  • You want a title that will be understandable even to people who are not experts in IT/BIS.

Capstone Project Title Examples

  • E Commerce for Online Medicine Shopping
  • Internet based Discussion Forum
  • Android Voting System
  • Secure File Sharing Using Access Control
  • Website Evaluation Using Opinion Mining
  • E-Visa Processing and Follow Up System

Class Activity

We have two specialisations at SISTC:

  • Bachelor of IT – Digital Enterprise (DEN)
  • Bachelor of IT – Business Information Systems (BIS)


  • The abstract comes right after the title
  • It mainly provides an overview of the capstone
  • It summarises the main sections of the
  • It provides the justification for choosing that specific research topic,

Abstract Formatting

  • An abstract is a single paragraph
  • The abstract should be double spaced, 12-point type
  • Capstone abstracts should be written in the past tense (as the study is complete) and should not exceed one page in length.
  • No citations should be included
  • Writers should not use the first

o Avoid “I” in favour of the passive voice ONLY in the abstract.

Abstract Content

  • Opening statement on the state of the
  • Identification of the problem and why it is relevant to conduct the
  • How was the project conducted ? (experimental through the development of a prototype or any other means)
  • Summary findings from existing research and what is
  • Purpose of the study
  • Results
  • Social change implications

Class Activity

Group work

  • Write down an abstract with at least 250 words? (10 minutes)
  • Discuss your abstract in class?

Capstone Groups

  • The main assessment task will be done as a group This is why you must form a group which should have a minimum of four members and a maximum of five.
  • Choose your group
  • Email the lecturer before the week 2 webinar an excel sheet which shows:
    • Full name of each member (indicate group leader), personal and SISTC email address, phone
  • Students who do no provide a group by the start time of their week 2 webinar will be randomly placed in groups by the lecturer.

Way Forward

  • Students should individually identify a problem in their community that requires an IT solution and come up with a title for it.
    • g it can be a local grocery that does not have a website or a small business with no proper information management processes or a local school that does not have proper cybersecurity in place.
  • Complete the individual assessment tasks relating to the
  • Join their group from end of week 6 to complete the group task.
  • In each webinar, common parts of the capstone project will be
  • Students will provide an update with regards to their progress and ask any questions they may have.


  • Capstone project demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained by students in various
  • Teamwork skills should be demonstrated in capstone
  • Develop the final project title as a
  • Choose group members of your choice.

Next Topic

  • Application: Business Case and Project Charter

Any Questions?

Your Tasks For The Week

  • Review the webinar’s content and the notes taken
  • Start working on assessment 1 (Individual Assessment), Scenario Business Case The assessment is due in week 4.