Courses & Units

ICT Research Principles KIT714


This unit is designed to give students an appreciation of the significance of research in future ICT professional practice. This unit provides an introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches and will provide students with basic research skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to conduct their own research in an ethical and rigorous manner. In addition, students will also learn how to conduct a literature review and develop critical thinking skills in the process.


Unit name ICT Research Principles
Unit code KIT714
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
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
ECA Melbourne Semester 1 On-Campus International
ECA Melbourne Semester 2 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

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

* 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

  • Produce a research artefact by investigating an ICT related problem.
  • Apply different research methodologies to conduct ethical ICT research.
  • Appraise research skills and methodologies in the context of future ICT professional practice.

Fee Information

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Teaching Pattern

On-Campus enrolments in Hobart and Launceston: 

Lecture: 1xhr weekly

Self-study: 1xhr weekly

Tutorial: 2xhrs weekly commencing in week 2

On-Campus Melbourne teaching arrangements may differ, and your teaching team will advise you. 

AssessmentQualitative methods (20%)|Quantitative Methods (20%)|Literature review (30%)|ePortfolio (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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