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About this honours subject area

Honours in information systems provides graduates with the analytical and consulting skills for solving problems (or performing research) in a variety of areas in the IT sector.

The aim of the honours course is not to cover the full breadth of IT, but rather to introduce you to the cutting edge in selected areas of research and practice. It provides an opportunity to become actively involved in the research carried out by members of the school, as you will undertake an independent research project in a specialist area of information systems, under the supervision of an academic staff member who is expert in your selected area.

The school's research in information systems encompasses natural language processing, IT economics, social networking analysis, ontologies design, data mining and knowledge management and open source software.

About honours

The honours year represents the bridge between undergraduate studies (which are content-driven) and postgraduate studies (which are research-driven).

During honours, you will undertake a major research project on a specialised topic under the direction of a supervisor (and sometimes a co-supervisor), submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation and undertake the relevant coursework.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Information Systems: completion of 24 credit points of project work and 24 credit points of coursework. 

Further details about honours can be found on the Science honours page.

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