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Minor Thesis

2014 unit code: ICT80002 (formerly HIT8167)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points25 Credit Points
2 Semesters
(HIT8167 + HIT8267)
Contact hours48 Hours per semester
PrerequisitesRequires approval of Program Manager

Related course(s)

Note: Students enrol into HIT8167 in the semester they commence the Minor Thesis and HIT8267 in the subsequent semester.

Aims and objectives

To provide an opportunity for students to develop analytical, research and report-writing skills while exploring a topic in depth.

Teaching methods

Supervised Reading, Field Work and Individual Consultation as Required


Written Report, Reports


Students will work on an approved project under staff supervision. Projects will require a literature survey and a theoretical or experimental investigation. A preliminary proposal of the project to be undertaken must be submitted for approval by the Program Manager and it is expected that topics will be related to the current research interests of staff.

There will be a requirement for formal monthly reporting by the candidates, both oral and written throughout the project. Failure to meet satisfactory standards of progress may preclude final submission for the Masters degree. Students will present their research results to staff and students in a school seminar or equivalent. The thesis will be examined by at least two examiners.

Reading materials

There is no prescribed text. Students will be directed to appropriate books and journal articles.