Last updated 23rd February 2012
Projects have different benefits to students. Students may want to take on a project that is relevant to an area they would like to work in after leaving university, as these projects should provide very relevant experience. Some projects are very client interaction based, others are graphical, and others are rather technical, while others involve online content.
Students will nominate which projects they are interested in doing and will then be placed in teams with like minded students. Think about which projects that you would like to work on and we can join you with people interested in similar projects. Every person should nominate more than one project that they would like to do. Nomination forms will be handed out in the first lecture.
After you have had your initial meeting with your client you may be allowed to change project to another untaken one if a major problem exists. This means you might be a week behind everyone else during the design phase, but will be expected to have caught up by week 8. This will not be granted lightly. Change will only be allowed if the lecturer agrees there are insurmountable problems.
There are projects available in both Hobart and Launceston.
It may be a condition of your project if it is sponsored by industry that you assign to the client, any intellectual property rights in relation to the project results. If this is the case and you wish to work on the project, you will need to sign an assignment agreement to give effect to this requirement. The example agreement is in the project manual in Appendix D. If you do not want to assign your IP to the client, do not choose that project as one of your preferences.
If there is no requirement for the client to retain the IP, then the IP is shared between all the team members and the client.
The IP agreement has been brought in because without it we wouldn't have had enough projects. ICT companies in particular will not submit projects without retaining the IP, and it is these projects that give the students the best experience and often it is these projects that lead to jobs.
You must NOT (absolutely NOT) contact a client until you have been allocated the project. The addresses are there so you can tell who the client is, and how far you will have to travel if you take that project.
If there are no technical specifications given for a project then the choice of programming languages and tools is up to the students to decide in consultation with the client.
We are only expecting to have at most three teams in Launceston, hence we haven't sought too many projects for that area. We are also only expecting to have about six teams in Hobart, so there are not as many projects as there have been in previous years either. It is disappointing for the potential clients when their projects don't get taken so this year we have been a bit more selective.
|Do Schools Measure up||Acrodata Management System|
|Virtual monitoring for an Exercise Physiology||Cosmos Single point of Truth|
|Skin Lesion Analysis Project (the client works in Ltn)||Estimating and Take Off plus|
|Studentworks - In the know||Fright Simulator|
|Tim Tam (Tasmanian Athletic Management System)||A Day on the Beach Information System|
|UTas Careers Information System||Ultimate Club Communications Web Solution|
|Client Information Management (there is a Launceston client)||Convict Records on the Move|
|Skin Lesion Analysis Project|
|Life is too short to drink bad wine|
|Mobile Pub Crawl|
|Kingborough Heart (two projects)|
|Open Social Gadgets|
|SMC Student's SmartPhone App|
|IOU - Track Shared Expenses|
|Client Information Management|
|Business and Skilled Migration System|
|UTas Careers Information System (there is also a Hobart client for this project)|
|Online sports league management solution (Ultimate)|
|Autism Client Data Collection|