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FIT5017 - Minor thesis
12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology
Leader: Caulfield - Judy Sheard; Clayton - Nandita Bhattacharjee; Gippsland - Iqbal Gondal
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Day)
FIT5017 is an optional research/ thesis unit for FIT coursework masters degrees, taken in the final stage of the Masters Professional or Masters course. Students must have first:
Before enrolling in the unit, students need:
On completion of the unit, students should be able to demonstrate:
After completing this unit, students should have developed attitudes of:
After completing this unit, students should be able to plan and undertake rigorous independent research, and in particular have the skills to:
Although research projects are carried out individually, students will be part of a wider research group, with whom they will interact regularly, and participate in research seminars and discussions. After completing this unit, students should be able to:
Presentation and final thesis : 100%
Students must be enrolled in a Faculty of IT coursework Masters or Masters Professional course; Minor Thesis units are to be taken in the final stage of the course. In undertaking the Minor Thesis, students must have: (1) completed at least 24 points of level 5 units in their degree; (2) attained a Distinction average on their Masters coursework; (3) their course leader's approval to enrol in the unit; and (4) completed FIT4005 IT research methods.
FIT4005, taken in the first semester of enrolment (only in cases where enrolment in the Minor Thesis extends over more than one semester).