Course Title: Minor Thesis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Minor Thesis

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

INTE1018

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Konrad Peszynski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1654

Course Coordinator Email:konrad.peszynski@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students wishing to complete the Minor Thesis should seek the advice of the Program Coordinator.
The formal pre-requisites for enrolling in this course are: INTE1009 Information Systems Research Methods and achievement of a distinction average grade throughout the program.


Course Description

Minor Thesis provides you with an opportunity to explore a problem in depth, complete a critical review of literature on the topic, identify relevant theories and models for research on the topic and report the outcome in a 20,000-word research thesis at a standard suitable for publication in a professional journal.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, you should develop the following capabilities:
- Ability to research a particular issue and develop thorough knowledge through independent and self-directed study.
- Ability to undertake a critical review of the literature on a particular issue.
- Ability to identify the relevant theories and models for guiding the research on a particular issue.
- Ability to gather and analyse data for solving a particular issue.
- Ability to communicate research findings in written and oral forms.


At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Develop thorough knowledge of a particular issue in the areas of Information Systems, Information Management and Knowledge Management.
- Undertake a critical review of the literature
- Understand the theories and models that support research in Information Systems, Information Management and Knowledge Management
- Use research methods and tools for gathering and analysing data
- Communicate the findings as an academic thesis/paper.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course, you are required to undertake independent self-directed work. The direction of this course will be under the general guidance of a supervisor who has knowledge of the area of study and substantial research experience. You should meet with your supervisor on a regular basis to monitor the progress and direction of study. You are expected to write up the findings in a research thesis under the guidance of your supervisor. The thesis is to be submitted for examination with the approval of the supervisor.
You should aim for a refereed conference paper from the thesis. 
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources are thesis specific. Please consult with your thesis supervisor. You should read books on research methods and academic papers in the areas of Information Systems, Information and Knowledge Management.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is on the basis of satisfactory completion of a research thesis.