Course handbook


Further develops research skills through the continuing development of a research project commenced in the course INFT4020. The course is conducted under the supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's Honours 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. This course develops initial drafts of the final Honours research project. Students will receive non-graded formal structured feedback from their supervisor on the student's progress at the end of this course.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Implement a research plan;

2. Where appropriate to the project, analyse collected data and communicate the results in a meaningful manner;

3. Continue to demonstrate critical and analytical skills appropriate at Honours level;

4. Continue to develop time management skills appropriate to research at Honours level;

5. Continue to develop editing and drafting skills for research projects.


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.
Drafting aspects of the thesis and technical/creative project appropriate to research projects undertaken at Honours level.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program.

Assumed knowledge

INFT4000, INFT4010 and INFT4020.

Assessment items

Project: Projects

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The Supervisor will be responsible for arranging regular consultations with the student, the frequency will be agreed early in the student's candidature. 1 to 2 hours per week consultation time for full-time students when averaged over the semester.