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 ISIT998
Subject Name Information Technology Research Report
Credit Points 12
Pre-Requisites IACT940 OR ISIT940 Also see Additional Information section of this site
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT950
Assessment Research report of 12,000 words (90%)and seminar presentation (10%)
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject involves undertaking a project. Where possible the projects are related to the research interests of the School and/or staff and are chosen to develop the student's research skills. Each student is required to deliver an oral seminar and to prepare a final thesis on the result of the work undertaken.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the body of literature concerning a specific ICT question or problem.
2. Devise a research method or methods to resolve that question or problem.
3. Apply the devised method in a rigorous manner, recording results.
4. Analyse those results and thereby resolve the question or problem.
5. Present the various stages of this process in a scholarly fashion, which will include a formal thesis and may include a seminar, a poster or both.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
To enrol in ISIT998, a minimum final grade of 65% will be required for ISIT940 along with a successful formulation of a research proposal with enrolment agreement from the supervisor and the degree coordinator.