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|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- A comprehensive understanding of the process and practice of research in Information Systems
- A more sophisticated understanding of the Information Systems discipline
- Developed expertise in the area of their research project
- Completed a substantial piece of original research; and
- 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
- 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
Eligibility and requirements
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and permission from the course and subject coordinators.
In addition, no candidate will be allowed to enrol until a topic has been negotiated with a supervisor, a supervisor has agreed to supervise, and approved by the subject coordinator. This approval must be obtained in the week before the start of a semester at the very latest. To meet this deadline, candidates are strongly advised to start selecting and negotiating topics at least six weeks before a semester starts.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
This assessment statement applies to the Information Systems Major Research Project as a whole (i.e the entire 50 points of enrolment):
- One thesis (90%) of approximately 12,000-14,000 words submitted at the end of the research, requiring approximately 600 hours of work.
- One oral presentations (10%), requiring approximately 200 hours work, due at the end of the research in the presence of the research project supervisors.
- Supervisors will set mid-project milestones as a hurdle requirement to determine successful progress. These milestones are not a separate assessment but will form part of the thesis work.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 5 are addressed in the thesis.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Raffaele Conforti Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. Total time commitment 200 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact informationRaffaele Conforti firstname.lastname@example.org
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Charlotte Pierce Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. Total time commitment 200 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Students should discuss this with their supervisor but as a guide, a student enrolled in a 12.5-point research project subject would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of 200 hours for the semester.
Additional delivery details
Information provided on this page applies to the entire 50 point research project as whole, which is undertaken over successive consecutive semesters of enrolment.
This research project is taken within the Master of Information Systems (Research Specialization). To complete the 50 credit points, students enrol in a combination of the following codes:
- ISYS90100 (12.5 pts)
- ISYS90101 (25 pts)
- ISYS90102 (37.5 pts)
- ISYS90103 (50 pts)
- ISYS90104 (12.5 pts)
- ISYS90105 (25 pts)
- ISYS90106 (37.5 pts)
- ISYS90107 (12.5 pts)
- ISYS90108 (25 pts)
For the whole Research Project, students undertake an investigation under the supervision of academic staff of the Department of Computing and Information Systems. A mark for these subject/s will not be awarded until the total required credit points of enrolment in the Research Project has been completed.
Recommended texts and other resources
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Weekly meetings with your supervisor, writing, presentations, and comments from your supervisor on your research plans and written reports.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
The library, the world wide web, plus weekly meetings with your supervisor.
None, unless the research project involves making contact with industry, e.g., by arranging and conducting a series of interviews.
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.