Course Title: Business Information Technology Thesis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Information Technology Thesis

Credit Points: 36

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business Info Technology


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Mohini Singh

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1355

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The Research Project cannot be attempted until students have completed a research methods subject and all the core courses of the program. Students wishing to undertake the research thesis are expected to have achieved a credit average throughout the program.

Course Description

The course will provide students with the opportunity to undertake a significant (36-point) piece of guided research in the ICT domain, within an essentially coursework-based degree.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The aim of the thesis module is to have students explore a topic in depth, and report the outcomes of the investigation at a standard suitable for publication in a professional journal. It is not expected that a student undertaking a minor thesis option in a Coursework Masters degree will contribute to original knowledge, but rather will fulfil the following broad objectives :

  • Evaluate critically the information presented in the state-of-the-art review.
  • State the objectives of the research clearly and pursue them methodically.
  • Choose appropriate methods of investigation for the stated objectives.
  • Sustain logical arguments supported by relevant data or literature.
  • Adequately demonstrate mastery of the chosen field of study.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Assemble a state-of-the-art review from the literature relevant to the topic being investigated.
  • Present a reasoned and well expressed account of the topic investigated and the conclusions reached.
  • Pesent an original synthesis of existing knowledge, showing appropriate analytical skills

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will work with an assigned supervisor who has experience of the area to which the student’s topic relates. Day-to-day activities revolve around the individual learning experience that makes up a research thesis, as described in the Objectives (above).

Overview of Learning Resources

Your supervisor will recommend references relevant to your research topic and approach

Overview of Assessment

The preparation of the thesis will be undertaken over one semester in the final year of their program.