Courses & Units

ICT R&D Project 3 KIT310



Students must have a research project before census date to remain enrolled in the unit.


The objective of the unit is to develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The project will
provide a taster for honours. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific research method, practical research
skills, and practical design and development skills in a research environment.

Students are working on a research project during a minimum 6-week research project period with an identified
supervisor. In this unit students will have the opportunity to experience research at different levels (depending on level of
unit) before graduation. This will give students the opportunity to plan on how to best take advantage of their remaining
studies to prepare for a career in research. The students are able to develop their critical analysis and problem solving
skills, experience the research environment and obtain feedback from a supervisor on their performance.

A KIT310 project is likely to be a significant research project that has either been identified by the students themselves
or by a researcher. Students are expected to prepare a research proposal or plan, conduct research and data analysis.
The focus of such projects will be on adding knowledge to the research topic addressed, either through providing new
insights into the problem, proposal of a novel approach or algorithm, or the development of an artifact necessary for the
advancement of the research in the area with the student having a significant level of participation in developing the
research proposal and conducting the research.


Unit name ICT R&D Project 3
Unit code KIT310
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Winyu Chinthammit
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school (early) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school (early) 8/11/2021 1/1/2022 2/1/2022 20/2/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • adapt and apply techniques for acquiring, converting, transmitting, storing, managing and analysing data, information and knowledge.
  • select and effectively apply processes, methodologies, tools, research skills and techniques to analyze, model, develop, source, integrate and manage ICT products and services.
  • monitor the changing direction of ICT and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of emerging ICT to an individual or organization.
  • identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, and evaluation of ICT systems.
  • analyze a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, apply knowledge of ICT principles and technical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions.
  • design, implement, and evaluate an ICT interface, system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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75 credit points ICT units at DN or above, including at least 25cp at advanced level.


Teaching Pattern

Flexible, the equivalent of approximately 6 weeks full time project, which can be taken part time, plus the additional time involved to complete the assessment items. There will be online learning modules related to research and the assessment items. There will be an introductory lecture and it will be necessary to meet occasionally with the unit coordinator and meet regularly with the project supervisor.

AssessmentWritten Reports (30%)|Performance Evaluation (30%)|Project Output (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



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