Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016: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. |
Total Time Commitment:
Students should discuss this with their supervisor but as a guide, a student enrolled in a 50-point research project subject would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of forty hours per week or 800 hours for the semester.
To complete a 100-point major research project, students would normally enrol in ISYS90062, twice, over two successive semesters. Students wishing to complete their 100-point project over more than two semesters may do so by enrolling in various combinations of ISYS90062 (50 points), ISYS90063 (37.5 points), ISYS90064 (25 points), and/or ISYS90065 (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.
Study Period Commencement:
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/
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 50-point Research Project.
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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 Information Systems |
Master of Science (Information Systems)
MIS Research Specialisation |
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