Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. Students should discuss this with their supervisor but as a guide, students are expected to devote an average of 20 hours per week to this subject for 14 weeks.
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Candidates must have completed the following or equivalent:
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and permission from the course and subject coordinators.
In addition, no candidate will be allowed to enrol until a topic has been negotiated with a supervisor, a supervisor has agreed to supervise, 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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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
CoordinatorDr Reeva Lederman
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.
The content focus of this subject depends on the topic chosen by the student and supervisor.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
1. Developed expertise in the area of their research project
2. Completed a substantial piece of original research
3. Have developed skills for further advanced research in Information Systems (e.g. in doctoral studies)
All three pieces of assessment address Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2 & 3.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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Learning and Teaching Methods
Learning will take place through self-directed research supported by the guidance of a supervisor. The pattern of supervision meetings will be agreed for by student and supervision early in the study.
Indicative Key Learning Resources
The University of Melbourne Library provides extensive resources (books, journals, ejournals) for conducting research. Special resources may be required and these should be negotiated with the supervisor.
Students can choose to address issues of relevance to industry and to work with industry contacts as part of their project.
Master of Information Systems |
Master of Information Systems
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