FIT3153 - Research-based learning - 2017

18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Information Technology

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Students participate full time in a research and development placement over a 22-week period. Students are required to apply their knowledge, skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviour in a research context. They develop their communication, time management, self-reflection and teamwork skills, experience a professional research and development environment and obtain feedback from supervisors on their performance.

Students will be supervised by a supervisor and will be visited by the CE or academic nominees.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. participate as an interested, active member of a possibly multi-disciplinary research team;
  2. design, organise and conduct innovative information technology research projects;
  3. communicate research findings orally and in writing;
  4. demonstrate ethical behaviour, professional practice and initiative in research;
  5. critically analyse and assess information technology literature.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Students are deployed full-time for 22 weeks in a research and development placement.

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Chief examiner(s)


FIT2083 or FIT2084

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