Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. |
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Contact Hours: This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. Total Time Commitment: Approximately 400 hours
Students may find it more convenient to complete their 50-point project over a number of semesters, e.g., as a combination of ISYS90059 (37.5 points), ISYS90060 (25 points), and/or ISYS90061 (12.5 points). Students enrolled in a 37.5, 25 or 12.5 point research subject would be expected to be engaged in their research on a pro-rata basis.
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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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Reeva Lederman
Students undertake an original investigation of a topic relevant to Information Systems (or cognate discipline). Specific research projects will depend on the availability of appropriate expertise, but may address a range of issues within Information Systems research. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic researcher, students are required to design and conduct a research investigation. This would typically involve a literature review, data collection and data analysis. The results will be reported as a thesis and in a public presentation. In some instances, it is expected that the results will also be submitted for publication in a conference or journal.
Research will be conducted on a topic of mutual interest under the guidance of an experienced Information Systems researcher.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
The assessment requirements below are applicable to the entire 25-point Research Project.
1. A thesis of no more than 12,000 words submitted at the end of the research, worth 90% of the overall score, requiring approximately 300 hours of work in total and
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1-5 are addressed in the assessment of the presentations and thesis.
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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:
Learning and Teaching Methods
Weekly meetings with your supervisor, writing, presentations, and comments from your supervisor on your research plans and written reports.
Indicative Key Learning Resources
The library, the world wide web, plus weekly meetings with your supervisor.
None, unless the research project involves making contact with industry, e.g., by arranging and conducting a series of interviews.
Master of Science (Information Systems) |
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