Course Title: Minor Thesis Part 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Minor Thesis Part 2

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5783

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course INTE2392 Minor Thesis Part 1 before you commence this course.

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT University that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisites before enrolling in a course.

Course Description

In this course you will 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.
This version of the course yields 12 credit points. It needs to be added to other versions of this course to yield the necessary number of credit points. This course alone does not produce the necessary credit points to pass the Minor Thesis Requirement.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, you will develop the following capabilities:
- Problem-solving skills acquired while researching your topic
- Communication skills acquired while presenting your solutions to problems in oral and written forms

At the conclusion of this course, you will 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

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Learning resources are thesis specific. Please consult with your thesis supervisor. You should be reading 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 the satisfactory completion of a research thesis.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.