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FIT4000

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedBerwick First semester 2011 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

Administrative Honours Extension unit.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the area of their chosen research project.
  • acquired necessary skills to plan and undertake rigorous independent research.
  • acquired comprehensive research skills in the IT field.
  • developed the capacity to engage in critical thinking and analysis.
  • demonstrated the ability to communicate research activities and findings.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • have confidence in their ability to undertake independent and individual research.
  • have confidence in their ability to plan and execute an individual research project.
Developed the skills to:
  • find and analyse current research literature;
  • critically evaluate research findings;
  • Identify open problems in current research;
  • Identify promising new research directions based on previous results;
  • Define feasible projects based on such problems;
  • Set realistic timelines and intermediate deliverables for a research project;
  • Communicate research results in a variety of forms, including informal oral presentations, written reports, seminar presentations and poster presentations.
Demonstrated the communication skills necessary to:
  • communicate research ideas effectively in oral and written form;
  • collaborate effectively with their supervisor.

Assessment

Presentation and final thesis (normally 10,000 - 20,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Morgan

Contact hours

Varies according to remaining requirements. To be determined by Supervisor/Co-ordinator

Prerequisites

Admission into the FIT Honours program. Course Coordinator approval required.

Prohibitions

Students are not permitted to enrol in this unit more than once.