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Advanced IT Study Project (ICT631)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The purpose of this unit is for students to study an advanced topic within the information technology community that is of personal interest to the student but not available as a formal unit. Students will be in regular contact with their academic supervisor and submit reports for assessment.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1. Demonstrate the ability to identify an advanced IT topic and articulate its significance.
ULO2. Demonstrate the ability to formulate and articulate a convincing and actionable project proposal with measurable outcomes.
ULO3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and articulate a discriminatory and critical review of previous work in the area of the selected topic.
ULO4. Demonstrate the ability to formulate a viable project plan for the selected topic.
ULO5. Demonstrate scientific/intellectual rigour in pursuing the project, and produce innovative outcomes.
ULO6. Demonstrate the ability to perform a critical analysis of project outcomes/results.
ULO7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate the project outcome as a written report in a rigorous and scientific manner.
ULO8. Demonstrate the ability to communicate the project outcome to an audience in a professional manner.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 1 x 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is mainly through self-directed study. At the beginning of the semester, a student will meet their supervisor to decide on the topic, scope and deliverables of the project. This will be followed by weekly consultation, research activities, report writing and a final end-of-semester presentation. The expected outcomes will be an academic paper in the form ready for submission to academic conference or journals.
Assessment The assessment consists of a project proposal, an interim report, and final report and presentations.
Prerequisites Completion of 24 points in a graduate level IT course and a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of 4, or permission of the Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have completed ICT517/ICT617 Advanced IT Study Project may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Information Technology (MIT)
Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT) [New in 2020]
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)
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.


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Dr Hong Xie
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