Minor Research Project in IS

Subject ISYS90044 (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: Approximately 20 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

280 hours


Candidates must have completed the following or equivalent:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

and three other subjects at postgraduate level with an average mark of 75 (H2A) or better.

In addition, no candidate will be allowed to enrol until a topic has been negotiated with a supervisor and approved by the subject coordinator. This approval must be obtained in the week before the start of a semester at the very latest. To meet this deadline, candidates are strongly advised to start selecting and negotiating topics at least six weeks before a semester starts.



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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Email: wsmith@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

An individual program of supervised research and study in a selected area of Information Systems. The subject will be supervised by a member of academic staff who is familiar with the research topic and chosen research method. Detailed requirements are to be negotiated with the supervisor and approved by the subject coordinator.


On completion of this subject students should have:

  • Developed expertise in the area of their research project
  • Completed a substantial piece of original research
  • The necessary skills for further advanced research in Information Systems (e.g. in doctoral studies)
  • One 1,000 word research proposal due in week 4 (10%)
  • One 8,000 word thesis due 2 weeks after semester ends (90%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students should develop skills in:

  • Literature search and analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Independent learning
  • Writing of a minor research paper
Links to further information: http://www.cis.unimelb.edu.au
Related Course(s): Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems

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