Information Technology Honours II: Directed Readings

Course code INFT4010Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Students examine contemporary literature relevant to their proposed research topic, focusing on theoretical perspectives and methodological assumptions. Students will undertake a subsequent literature review in order to develop a conceptual understanding of contemporary approaches to their field of information technology research.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
ObjectivesIn this course students will:
1. engage with prior literature and technical/creative material;
2. articulate the relevance of the thesis or technical/creative project to existing literature and work in the field;
3. demonstrate critical and analytical skills;
4. develop research, project and time management skills, and
5. develop thesis writing and production skills.
Content1. A review of the current literature pertaining to the area of study.
2. An understanding of contemporary approaches to information technology.
3. Time management, research planning and thesis writing skills.
Replacing Course(s)INFT4200 Applied IT Honours A (in B Applied IT (Honours))
INFO4120 Information Systems IVB (in B Information Science (Honours))
TransitionAs the B Applied Information Technology (Honours) and B Information Science (Honours) programs will be discontinued from 2006, current students will be articulated into the new B Information Technology (Honours) program with full recognition of prior studies.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should
- have completed the requirements for admission to the relevant Bachelor degree of the University, or to another cognate degree approved by the PVC;
- have completed, in that Bachelor degree, the requirements of an approved major in the discipline area, or in a cognate discipline area approved by the PVC, to be undertaken in the Honours program.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsDetailed Research Proposal of 4000 words, including preliminary literature review and planning document.
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for INFT4010