Information Technology Research Project

Subject COMP90028 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact of at least one hour per week with project supervisor; Non-contact time commitment: 228 hours.
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours


Completion of 50 points of graduate level Computing and Information Systems subjects with an average mark of at least 70%. The 50 points excludes:

  • COMP90007 Internet Technologies
  • COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
  • COMP90041 Programming and Software Development
  • SINF90001 Database Systems and Information Modelling

Students must obtain approval to enrol from the Subject Coordinator



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

433 699 Minor Research Project

433 690 information Technology Project

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

Students undertake a research investigation under the supervision of a member of the academic staff and in the context of one of the departmental research groups.


The purpose of this subject is to allow students to get some research experience by studying a selected topic in detail under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The subject will provide research training and skills in problem analysis, design and development of complex software systems.

  • 8,000 - 10,000 word research report, due in the second week of the examination period (90%)
  • One 20 minute presentation, including answering audience questions of the work or demonstration of a working system, given in week 12 (10%)

The research report will present an introduction to the field of research and the topic addressed, explain the work undertaken in this project, relate the work to previous work in the field, and explain the significance of the results

ILOs 1 and 2, and generic skills 1, 2 and 3 are addressed as part of the supervision process. Generic skills 4 is addressed by the final report and skill 5 is assessed by the final presentation.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
  • Be able to present work work in written form; and
  • Be able to present work orally and answer questions about it

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