Unit code: HIT8267
|Credit points||25 Credit Points|
(HIT8167 + HIT8267)
|Contact hours||48 Hours per semester|
|Prerequisites||Requires approval of Program Manager|
A unit of study in the Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Systems Management
Note: Students enrol into HIT8167 in the semester they commence the Minor Thesis and HIT8267 in the subsequent semester.
Aims and objectivesTo provide an opportunity for students to develop analytical, research and report-writing skills while exploring a topic in depth.
ContentStudents 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.