Faculty of Information Technology
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The aim of this unit is to prepare Masters students in the Faculty of Information Technology to conduct research across the range of IT disciplines, including computer science, software engineering, information systems and information management.
It introduces students to major research philosophies and paradigms, the principles of research design, research ethics, research methods and techniques of data collection and analysis appropriate to IT research and their disciplines, and IT research in research and industry settings.
Skills developed and knowledge acquired from this unit will prepare students to conduct and communicate their own research, as well as to be knowledgeable and critical interpreters of others' research.
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
In-semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
Two 2-hour workshops
(b.) Additional requirements (all students):
A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.
See also Unit timetable information
Students must be enrolled in an FIT Masters degree or Research degree and have successfully completed 24 points of level five non-foundation units and achieved an overall average of at least 75% across all non-foundation units. Foundation units are (FIT9123 or FIT5123), (FIT9130 or FIT5130), (FIT9131 or FIT5131), (FIT9132 or FIT5132), (FIT9134 or FIT5134) and (FIT9135 or FIT5135).
Foundation knowledge in computer science or business information systems or information technology and systems fundamentals.