|CITS3200 PROFESSIONAL COMPUTING|
Why it is important that all students in CITS majors do this unitThe viewpoint of CITS3200 is squarely toward the computing industry, where many of the students taking this unit will shortly be heading. In that spirit, this unit is unlike most others you have undertaken in the Computer Science or Data Science majors; rather than focussing on labs and assignments, the focus here is one a significant group project in which you get to sample a range of roles: team/project manager, coder, documenter and tester. There is also a short, industrially oriented lecture programme. It is precisely because of the experience you will gain in the project, the ethics-oriented lecture stream, and, more generally, the inustrial orientation of the unit, that the Australian Computer Society has mandated this unit for their acceditation of the Computer Science and Data Science majors.
The project is set up, and will be assessed, based on an Agile methodology, Scrum, or at least as close as we can get to an Agile methodology given the University's requirement that all assessment dates be fixed and that students are notified about those dates well in advance. There is also the obvious fact that the projects (and the unit) must fit within the standard 12-week semester.
If you have not come across the Scrum methodology before, please view the video presentation Scrum in 13 Minutes. There is also a good discussion on WikiPedia. Team work is essential, so while a portion of the marks will reflect what you personally contributed, a portion of the marks will also reflect how how well you worked with others to achieve the aims of the project. In addition, a portion of the marks will be contributed via the client, reflecting the quality of the product your group has created. In accordance with University policy, all members of a team will get the same mark for the group-based assessments.
Contacting me (unit coordinator)
If you are starting the unit after the first lectureIf you enrol after the start of semester please let me know as soon as possible using the above email so I can ensure you are placed in a team, and you can rapidly get up to speed with your team's project.
AimsThe unit has the following aims (developed from Clear et al 2001)
AssessmentThe overall assessment scheme is:
ExpectationsIt is expected that:
Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering
The University of Western Australia
Last modified: 24 July 2019
Modified By: Michael Wise