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FIT4448

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
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is a research unit and a core requirement for the Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours stream. Due to the nature of IT, a wide range of Honours project 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.

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

Research Proposal: 5%; Progress report: 5%; Interim Presentation: 5%; Final Presentation: 5%; Thesis (normally 10,000 - 20,000 words): 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week. Students will be expected to hold regular meetings with supervisor(s) over the course of the semester.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

CPE4000, CSE4000, IMS4000, FIT4126, FIT4186, FIT4246, FIT4606
Only available to students enrolled in the Honours stream of the Bachelor of Software Engineering.

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