Information Technology Honours III: Research Project
|Course code INFT4020||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
Develops research skills through the development of a research project. The research project may take the final form of a thesis or technical/creative project with the primary objective of each being research. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is also the student's honours research supervisor. The course builds skills and develops competencies in research design pertinent to both thesis and technical/creative information technology projects including literature reviews, identification of specific research questions, appropriate methodological approaches, planning, skills and techniques. Students will receive non-graded formal structured feedback from their supervisor on their progress at the end of this course.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||In this course students will:|
1. plan independent research;
2. engage with prior literature and technical/creative material and articulate the relevance of the thesis or project to existing literature and work in the field;
3. where appropriate to the project, collect and analyse data;
4. continue to demonstrate critical and analytical skills appropriate to Honours level; and
5. further develop time management skills appropriate to research at Honours level.
|Content||The 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 this disciplinary area. The project area will determine the detailed content.|
|Replacing Course(s)||INFT4220 Applied IT Honours B (in B Applied Information Technology Honours)|
INFO4130 Information Systems IVC and INFO4140 Information Systems IVD (in B Information Science Honours)
|Transition||As 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.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students 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 Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Teaching Methods||Individual Supervision|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for INFT4020|