Faculty of Information Technology
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
|Faculty||Faculty of Information Technology|
|Offered||Caulfield First semester 2015 (Day)|
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
This unit is a research/thesis unit for FIT Masters (Honours) degrees, taken in the final stage of the Masters (Honours) course.
Before enrolling in the unit, students need to have reached agreement with a potential supervisor about a research area/feasible research topic for their Minor Thesis project.
At the completion of this unit students will have made substantial and measurable progress towards -
A knowledge and understanding of:
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
Developed the skills to:
Although research projects are carried out individually, students will be part of a wider research group, with whom they will interact regularly, and participate in research seminars and discussions. At the completion of the unit students will have demonstrated the communication and teamwork skills necessary to:
At the completion of the requirements for the thesis the following components of assessment will be completed:
Research Proposal: 5%; Literature Review: 10%; Interim Presentation: hurdle; Final Presentation: 5%; Thesis (normally 10,000 - 20,000 words): 80%
These assessment tasks will be completed over the course of several units in the Minor Thesis program but the overall grade for the thesis will only be finalised on completion of FIT5554 (24pts).
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.
See also Unit timetable information
Students must be enrolled in a Faculty of IT Masters (Honours) degree.
FIT4005 or FIT5185
FIT5014, FIT5016, FIT5017, FIT5018