This unit is the first of two research project units. Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the School, and produce a thesis document that reports and discusses the findings from this research and also give a formal presentation of their work. This unit has a hurdle clearing which one is allowed to do other part of the research. The student is evaluated based on clearly defined research proposal which constitutes a clearly defined research question, a critical review of literature to defend the need of answering the question and preliminary methodology.
|Unit name||ICT Research Dissertation A|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Professor Anna Shillabeer|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Select, adapt and apply ethical research processes and methodologies to plan and manage an independent ICT-related research project.
- Formulate a research question by reviewing literature relevant to your ICT research related topic.
- Document and communicate the research methodology and literature review in a written thesis.
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PrerequisitesHD in KIT714 and DN (or higher) in all other first-year units
Students will complete an independent, research focused project under the guidance of an academic staff member and deliver a thesis that demonstrates an ability to conduct scientific research in an area of ICT.
One workshop in Week 1, a 30 minute meeting each fortnight with supervisor and 8-10 hours of independent learning per week throughout the semester.
|Assessment||Literature Review and Methodology|Presentation|Project Plan|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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