Course Title: IS/IM Industry Research Thesis (Part B)

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 035650

Course Title: IS/IM Industry Research Thesis (Part B)

Credit Points: 24

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Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business Info Technology


Course Coordinator: Dr. France Cheong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5929

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUSM2422A - IS/IM Industry Research Thesis (Part A)

Course Description

This course is the second part of the thesis component of the Honours program. The thesis is a major piece of work undertaken in the Honours program. This is reflected by the credit points and assessment tasks assigned to the thesis. You are required to conduct research at a relatively advanced stage with the aid of their supervisor.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The Honours thesis and the research methods courses are designed to introduce you to research skills in Information Systems or Information Management. In the thesis course, you are expected to undertake a substantial research project and at the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify a research topic, and search and review the relevant literature to support the research topic.
- Design research in the relevant discipline.
- Execute research in the relevant discipline by gathering and analysing information.
- Present information in a manner consistent with publication in the relevant discipline

Overview of Learning Activities

You are expected to complete the research work that was started in the first part of the Honours thesis component and deliver the final thesis at the end of the semester.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources are thesis specific. Please consult with your thesis supervisor.

Overview of Assessment

The Honours thesis is assessed on its merits as a research publication. Each thesis is assessed by two academics from the School and if there are any discrepancies between the grades of the examiners, the thesis will be assessed by a third examiner.

In addition to the thesis, students are required to present their work at a seminar of 20 minutes. No marks are awarded for the presentation, however, if the presentation is not of a satisfactory standard, it must be repeated.