Courses & Units

ICT Research Dissertation A KIT702


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
Unit code KIT702
Credit points 25
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
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029999 $2,237.00 $2,237.00 not applicable $5,296.00

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HD in KIT714 and DN (or higher) in all other first-year units


Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentLiterature Review and Methodology|Presentation|Project Plan
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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