Each week you should attend two hours of lectures (Thursday 3-5pm), the tutorial-lecture (Friday 12-1pm ) and the practicals (from week 2). For details of days, times and rooms consult the timetables webpage.
Note that practicals commence in week 2.
Resources to assist your learning
Digital recordings of lectures are available as Echo360 through iLearn login.
The textbook for ISYS302 used this semester is:
Numerous recent references have been used to compile the management series of lectures and workshops from Weeks 8 to 11. Students will be provided with online references and reference will be made to additional textbooks available in the library.
Use will be made of MS Project, Google Code, JIRA, TRAC and GitHub. Students are also expected to make use of MS Word and MS Powerpoint.
The textbooks typically offer a trial version of Project as well.
Submission methods for assessment tasks:
Only soft copy assignment submissions are required and submitted. Marks returned will be done through the ISYS302 page on iLearn.
Late submission of individual work will incur a 10% penalty for every 24 hours, or part thereof, it is late. So within 24 hours, the maximum mark that can be obtained is 90% of the full grade for that assessment task; between 24 and 48 hours, the maximum mark that can be obtained is 80% of the full grade; and so on. No extra documentation is required unless the student wishes to have an extension (see below) applied.
Late submissions of group based assignments are not permitted unless under exceptional circumstances with documentary evidence provided to the unit convenor which may include medical certificates as per the Department of Computing policy. One person being sick does not mean the group cannot submit work. Students are recommended to have a backup plan for group based submissions.
The current process is for the student or group to contact student services and apply for a disruption. Medical causes will require a Macquarie University Professional Authority Form. Once a disruption has been approved, the convenor can grant special consideration which is usually an appropriate extension.
The final exam will focus on content covered in the classes throughout the semester. Please see the assessments section for details on the final exam. The final examination in this unit is a hurdle requirement. You must get a mark of at least 40% in the examination to pass the unit. If you get a mark of at least 30% in your first attempt at the final examination you will be given a second and final attempt. If you are given a second opportunity to sit the final examination as a result of failing to meet the minimum mark required, you will be offered that chance during the same supplementary examination period and will be notified of the exact day and time after the publication of final results for the unit.