Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT990
Subject Name Professional Practice and Research Project
Credit Points 12
Pre-Requisites 24 CP of 900-level subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment In-Class Quiz 20%; Individual Research Proposal Report and Presentation 20%; Final Research Proposal Report and Presentation (Individual) 60%.
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.250
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 2262  $ 2262  $ 2262  $ 2262  $ 2262  $ 2262 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session DXB PG Spring  (05-02-2017 to 03-06-2017)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Kamal Jaafar
Mohamed Watfa
Shafiz Mohd Yusof
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-02-2017

Subject Availability
Session Annual  (27-02-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Yan
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Yan
Instance Comment  
Census Date 20-04-2017

Subject Availability
Session Spring 2017/Autumn 2018  (24-07-2017 to 21-06-2018)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Yan
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Yan
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-09-2017

Subject Availability
Session DXB Autumn 2017/Spring 2018  (17-09-2017 to 01-06-2018)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Shafiz Mohd Yusof
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 07-11-2017

Subject Availability
Session DXB PG Autumn  (17-09-2017 to 15-01-2018)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Shafiz Mohd Yusof
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 11-10-2017

Subject Description
On successful completion of the subject students will be able to conduct critical thinking, analysis, evaluate literature, develop a research proposal, discuss ethical consideration to conduct research, explain the role of professional code of conduct.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Assess the present legal, regulatory, social and ethical perspectives on the use of information technology.
2. Critically review the exercise of professional ethics in research and industry.
3. Critically analyse a body of literature concerning a specific research question or problem related to professional practices in the IS/IT industry.
4. Plan, design and implement a research project to address a research question.
5. Communicate research report findings to stakeholders and non-stakeholders in IS/IT industry.


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