Information Technology Research II

Course code INFO6102Units 20Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course is the final part of Information Technology Research courses commenced in the associated course INFO6101.

It further develops research skills through the completion of a research project. The course is conducted under the supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's research supervisor. By the start of this course, students will have completed a literature review, identified a suitable research question and developed a robust research design. The course develops an Honours research project from the initial drafts to its completion.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesIn the course students will:
1. develop and implement a research plan;
2. where appropriate to the project, collect and analyse data and communicate the results in a meaningful manner;
3. develop critical and analytical skills;
4. develop time management skills appropriate to research at Honours level;
5. develop editing and drafting skills for research projects;
6. discuss research findings using appropriate communication skills;
7. finalise a theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated research project appropriate to MIT Honours level.
ContentThe content of the research project will be substantially determined by the student, in that the student will choose, in consultation with the Honours Co-ordinator, the topic of his/her thesis or technical/creative project and on this basis will be allocated a supervisor from within the discipline area.
The project area will determine the detailed content.
Drafting aspects of the thesis and technical/creative project appropriate to research projects undertaken at Honours level.
Finalising a theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated research project.
Replacing Course(s)INFO4160 (previously prescribed course in the MIT Honours)
TransitionCredit cannot be obtained for both INFO4160 and INFO6101
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeINFO6101.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
ProjectsDissertation
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Information Technology (Advanced)program.