courses

4308

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; 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 course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code4308
Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleBCIS(Hons)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT

Full-time study only.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (South Africa)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4308
Contact details

Visit http://www.monash.ac.za/about/schools/it/

Course coordinator

Mr Neil Manson

Notes

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

Description

This course aims to provide highly achieving students progressing from an undergraduate qualification to acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline and to understand the fundamentals of conceptual, methodological and implementation issues of IT-related research.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to demonstrate:

(1.) ability to critically analyse research literature and conduct a literature review

(2.) ability to think creatively in developing solutions to problems

(3.) ability to work independently in developing and applying research techniques to problems

(4.) understanding of the role of research in information technology to provide support to organisations and society

(5.) understanding of the fundamental conceptual methodological and implementation issues involved in the conduct of IT-related research

(6.) understanding of a range of research theories and techniques used in information technology

(7.) ability to apply a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods in research practice

(8.) ability to conduct independent research, applying methods, tools and techniques appropriate to the research question

(9.) understanding and awareness of the social consequences of the role of information technology

(10.) awareness of the need to continue lifelong education in their discipline

(11.) understanding of best practice, industry standards and professional ethics ability and willingness to adhere to these

(12.) ability and willingness to objectively assess own performance

(13.) ability to recognise the roles of research ethics, peer review and collaborative research

(14.) ability to document and communicate research results and the methods used both orally and in a written report

(15.) understanding of ethical and professional codes willingness to adhere to these.

Entry requirements

A person may be admitted to candidature for BCIS(Hons) if they meet one or both of the following criteria:

(a.) satisfy the requirements of a relevant pass degree and obtained a credit (60 per cent) average or above in all units with a distinction (70 per cent) in third year IT units

or

(b.) gained qualifications and experience in studies undertaken in any faculty or educational institution if such qualifications and experience are deemed by Faculty Education Committee to be preparation equivalent to attainment of the pass degree of the standard specified in (a) above.

Structure

This course consists of coursework units, research in a selected area and completion of an honours thesis.

Requirements

Students must complete:

  • FIT4005 IT research methods*
  • honours thesis (24 points)
  • three level four or five units** chosen from a list published by the Faculty of Information Technology

* Including compulsory attendance at workshops and stipulated faculty seminars

** A maximum of one unit may be selected from units offered by other faculties with the approval of the honours coordinator. Suitable units can be identified using the unit index by facultyunit index by faculty (http://www.monash.ac.za/study/handbooks/units/index-byfaculty.html) in the Handbook.

Award(s)

Honours degree of Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences