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FIT4008

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)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is a research unit and an elective unit for the Honours degrees of the Faculty of IT. Due to the nature of the area of IT, a wide range of reading unit types can be offered to students. Some project components are of a practical nature and may involve some software development and/or experimentation, while other components are of a more theoretical nature.

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 abilit 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 reseach ideas effectively in oral and written form;
  • collaborate effectively with their supervisor.

Assessment

Assessment is determined by the supervisor. Assessment can include a written report or written formal exam. The student may also be required to present the findings of the research undertaken.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Morgan

Contact hours

Regular meetings with supervisor(s) over the course of the unit enrolment

Prerequisites

Admission to the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Honours) or Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems (Honours) program. Enrollment in FIT4008 is subject to the approval of the ADE on the advice of the relevant Honours program leaders.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit4008/