|Year of offer||Not available in 2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students undertake an original investigation of a topic relevant to Information Systems in an organisation. Specific projects will depend on the availability of appropriate expertise, but may address a range of issues within Information Systems practice. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic researcher, students are required to design and conduct a practice-oriented investigation. This would typically involve a literature review, data collection, data analysis and critical reflection of industry practice. The results will be reported as a thesis and in a public presentation. In some instances, it is expected that the results will also be submitted for publication in a conference or journal.
The project will require an explorative approach, where students will pursue outcomes associated with new knowledge or understanding, within the Information Systems disciplines, often as an adjunct to existing academic research initiatives. It is expected that the Capstone Project will incorporate findings associated with both well-defined professional practice and research principles.
Research will be conducted on a topic of mutual interest under the guidance of an experienced Information Systems researcher.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
On completion of this subject students should be able to apply the knowledge gained in other subjects to successfully investigate a substantially complex Information Systems research problem, sourcing and collating information that may be associated with disciplines beyond the scope of prior coursework, in developing hypotheses from which decisions will be made, and in reporting contributions arising from project and professional practice activities.
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the management practice of Information Systems in Organisations
- Have developed and applied skills in critical thinking and systems analysis to identify, evaluate and/or communicate strategic and operational issues suited to the application of Information Systems concepts and theories to real-world practice
- Have developed and applied skills related to business communication, interpersonal, and team skills suited to the application of Information Systems concepts and theories to real-world practice
- Have gained experience in identifying, understanding, evaluating and communicating strategic and operational issues in the real-world practice of Information Systems
- Can demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards asthey apply to business practice
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods in Information Systems by completion of a substantial piece of original research or scholarship
- Develop the necessary skills for further advanced research in Information Systems (e.g. in doctoral studies)
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Conducting independent research and/or scholarship
- Analysing and synthesising technical research
- Conducting critical evaluation of research
- Communicating their research in scholarly reports and in public presentations; and
- Time management and project management