Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2013


This unit adds to previous study in the key business intelligence/decision support systems graduate units and provides an avenue for high-performing students to experience research as an intern working with DSS researchers on a major project. Each intern will have a negotiated work and assessment schedule. Admission to the internship requires excellence in the prerequisite units and a satisfactory interview with the relevant project researchers.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • have developed capabilities to undertake research in the decision support systems field;
  • have learned a particular research method and gained mastery of the application of some aspect of the method;
  • be able to communicate their role and contribution to a DSS research project.


In-semester assessment: 100%
Each intern will be provided with an assessment regime that details what is required for their specific internship. This will include a marking guide that details what is required for each grade level. Each intern's assessment regime must be approved by the Associate Dean Education (ADE) before enrolment can be granted.

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Contact hours

Interns are expected to spend 24 hours per week on FIT5182. They are required to attend seminars, workshops, and meetings related to DSS research during their internship.


Enrolment is subject to ADE approval (see assessment).

FIT5093, FIT5094 and FIT5095
Students must normally achieve a high distinction grade in each of these units. Selection for students who meet this requirement is based on a final interview.



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