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Research - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology
Clayton School of Information Technology
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This program provides doctoral (PhD) candidates with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen subject, as well as developing professional skills that will support candidate's career ambitions.

Each candidate's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

Program requirements

Coursework component

All candidates who have not completed prior approved formal research methods training must complete the following unit before confirmation:

PhD candidates must complete prior to mid-candidature review:

  • FIT6021 Advanced research methods 1

Candidates must pass all coursework units with a minimum result of 70 per cent. If a candidate fails to achieve the required grade for a unit they can repeat the entire unit once in a later semester. Candidates who fail to pass the repeat attempt of the unit will be subject to a termination process under the Candidature Progress Management RegulationsCandidature Progress Management Regulations (http://www.monash.edu.au/legal/legislation/research-graduate-school-committee-regulations/candidature-progress-management-regulations.pdf) (refer also to the Candidature Progress Management policypolicy (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/candidature-progress-management-policy.html) and proceduresprocedures (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/termination-of-candidature-procedures.html)).

Skills training component/Professional developemnt

Candidates must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff, satisfactorily complete training modules:

  • to the value of 3 weeks and 16 hours for Doctor of Philosophy candidates
  • to the value of 16 hours for master's candidates.

For all training options, 16 hours must be completed prior to confirmation.

It is a requirement of higher degree by research training in the Faculty of Information Technology that a portfolio/research log be kept by candidates that reflects on each attendance at research training. This log is to be submitted as part of confirmation panels. Attendance will be monitored to ensure hours are accurately recorded.

Skills training units

All candidates enrol in the following training units at the beginning of their candidature:

Doctor of Philosophy candidates also enrol in the following additional training units:

A grade of satisfied/not yet satisfied will be recorded for each training unit at the end of the candidature.

For detailed information about the options available in the information technology HDR program visit http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/program-plans.

Relevant courses

0190 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.