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Information Technology Research Dissertation (ICT678)
|Organisational Unit||Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||To enrol in this unit, students must submit a proposal for approval by the Academic Chair in consultation with an academic advisor. The purpose of the unit is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and experience to conduct research in information technology-related areas. Students will be in regular contact with their academic supervisor. Students submit a literature review, several progress reports and a substantial final formal report for assessment.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
ULO1. Investigate a topic of relevance to the specific research problem in order to demonstrate integration and application of previous learning and knowledge
ULO2. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through reporting (written and oral) on previous research on the topic undertaken
ULO3. Demonstrate the ability to complete the project undertaken through application of appropriate research methods
ULO4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through reporting (written and oral) and reflection on the project completed
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Seminars/supervisor meetings: 1 hour per week average.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The purpose of the unit is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and experience to conduct research in information technology-related areas. Students will be in regular contact with their academic supervisor.|
|Assessment||Assessment in this unit will consist of:
1. Report/Literature Review: 30%
The interim report will take the form of a formal research proposal. It should:
· Describe the problem to be studied and provide a justification of its importance
· Include a review of relevant literature
· Outline the methodology to be followed.
Will be approximately 30 minutes in length and describe the research propject.
3. Dissertation: 60%
An extended piece of research between 10,000 and 20,000 words. It will set up and defend a position taken on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with their supervisor.
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in Master of Science in Information Technology (Coursework and Dissertation).
Students must have achieved a GPA of 2.5. out of 4.
|Notes||Students would normally be in their final year of study and have achieved a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.|
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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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