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FIT4000

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

FIT4000 is an extension unit for all FIT undergraduate Honours degree students, where appropriate. Entry only available on approval by the Associate Dean (Education) where exceptional circumstances have been determined.

Outcomes

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)

Workload requirements

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

Prerequisites

Associate Dean (Education) approval required.

Prohibitions

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