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Information Systems Maj Res Project Pt 1 (ISYS90100)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90100
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Students undertake an original investigation of a topic relevant to Information Systems (or cognate discipline). Specific research projects will depend on the availability of appropriate expertise, but may address a range of issues within Information Systems research. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic researcher, students are required to design and conduct a research investigation. This would typically involve a literature review, data collection and data analysis. 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.


Research will be conducted on a topic of mutual interest under the guidance of an experienced Information Systems researcher.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of the process and practice of research in Information Systems
  2. A more sophisticated understanding of the Information Systems discipline
  3. Developed expertise in the area of their research project
  4. Completed a substantial piece of original research; and
  5. The necessary skills for further advanced research in Information Systems (e.g. in doctoral studies).

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Conducting independent research
  • 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

Last updated: 5 June 2019