This course offers a pathway to higher-level research in information technology for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate and coursework master's degree but do not have a research component in order to progress. Students will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on a selected topic, working closely with a supervisor who will provide the student with individual guidance and academic counselling.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Information Technology.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
0.5 years FT
Students have a maximum of one year to complete this course.
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Research
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:
- demonstrate a knowledge of a range of specialised topics in information technology including historical, cultural, social, legal and ethical issues inherent in research applicable to the discipline of information technology
- plan, conduct and manage an independent research project
- evaluate and select research methodologies appropriate to information technology, and demonstrate their uses and limitations
- critically analyse research literature
- analyse, synthesise and evaluate factors in your research project
- document and communicate research results, and the methods used, orally and in a written report
- undertake independent learning and apply analytical thinking.
The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Coursework and Part B. Research.
The course comprises 24 points structured into two parts: Part A. Coursework and Part B. Research.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Coursework
- FIT5125 Research methods in information technology
Part B. Research
Students complete a. or b. below:*
a. full-time study:
- FIT5210 Masters thesis (18 pts)
b. part-time study:
* International students must complete option a.
Progression to further studies
Progression to the Faculty of Information Technology's Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy course will be conditional on students achieving a minimum mark of 70 per cent in each unit.