FIT4003 - Software engineering research project - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Li Li

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Must have completed 120 credit points of study in the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree.


FIT4013, FIT4126, FIT4186, FIT4246, FIT4606


This unit introduces students to independent research. It is a core requirement for the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree. Due to the nature of IT and Software Engineering, a wide range of project types can be offered to students. Some project components are of a practical nature and may involve some software development and/or experimentation, while other components are of a more theoretical nature.


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

  1. explore in greater depth the field of software engineering with a practical emphasis and develop project proposal;
  2. critically review research literature, research design and reported findings;
  3. logically assess different alternatives and compare and contrast these works to develop a solution to a problem of interest;
  4. conduct ethical research;
  5. communicate research findings in written and oral form in research and industry settings.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Weekly meetings with supervisor(s) over the course of the semester.

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study