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Information Technology Literature Review (ICT576)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The aim of this unit is to support IT honours students by studying the broader research literature in an area of Information Technology. Students will critically review the important works in their chosen area of study. It will give them the skills to be able to discover and analyse the body of literature in their area of study and therefore contribute to their ability to design a quality honours project.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Choose and critically read research papers and books relevant to your field.
2. Write critical reviews of the literature pertinent to a particular research project.
3. Perform the art of scientific writing, clearly and concisely.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences The unit will have a 1 hour tutorial each week throughout semester were the student will meet with the unit coordinator. Research skills, both generic and field specific, will be developed through the use of discussions, worksheets and self-study. The student will also attend a school research seminar for an hour each week to expose themselves to a wide variety of research areas and methodologies.
Other Learning Experiences Tutorials: 1 hour per week; seminars: 1 hour per week. The Supervisor/Unit Coordinator will plan these meetings with the student.
Assessment The assessment in this unit is intended to provide you with the experience of undertaking a thorough literature review. Written feedback will be provided for the submitted literature review. Verbal feedback will be provided on a weekly basis in meetings with the unit coordinator. Assessment items consist of:
* Initial review notes identifying main contributions (worth 20%
* Annotated bibliography of selected contributions (worth 30%)
* Literature review of approximately 5000 words (worth 50%)
Prerequisites Enrolment in an Information Technology Honours course.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Business Information Systems Honours (BSc(Hons))
Computer Science Honours (BSc(Hons))
Cyber Security and Forensics Honours (BSc(Hons))
Games Software Design and Production Honours (BSc(Hons))
Games Technology Honours (BSc(Hons))
Internetworking and Network Security Honours (BSc(Hons))
Mobile and Web Application Development Honours (BSc(Hons))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Graham Mann
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7270
e: G.Mann@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.013 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Graham Mann
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7270
e: G.Mann@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.013 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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