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COMP5702: IT Research Project A

The Information Technology Research Project provides an opportunity for students to carry out a defined piece of independent research or design. These skills include the capacity to define a research or design question, show how it relates to existing knowledge and carry out the research or design in a systematic manner. Students will be expected to define an original research project that demonstrates their prior learning in their advanced IT specialist domain (MIT) or the management of IT (MITM) or both technical and IT management domains (MIT/MITM). The results will be presented in a final project presentation and report. It is not expected that the project outcomes from this unit will represent a significant contribution to new knowledge. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of independent research work in a setting and manner that fosters the development of IT skills in research.

Details

Academic unit Computer Science
Unit code COMP5702
Unit name IT Research Project A
Session, year
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Semester 2, 2022
Attendance mode Supervision
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 12

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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COMP5707 OR COMP5708 OR COMP5703. Students enrolling (and eligible) for the IT Research Project are not eligible to enrol in the IT Capstone Project Units
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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Students should take INFO5993 either concurrently or prior to undertaking this project unit

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Xi Wu, xi.wu@sydney.edu.au
Administrative staff Xiaofei Liu xiaofei.liu@sydney.edu.au Project Officer/Admin Support
Type Description Weight Due Length
Honours thesis Thesis
Project work contributes to final thesis.
100% Progressive N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Thesis: Each report is assessed by two people who meet the following requirements:

  • neither of them have played a supervisory role in the project
  • at least one of them is an academic staff from the School of Computer Science (usually both examiners meet this requirement)
  • one of them is from the area of the project and is knowledgeable about the topic of the report
  • one of them is from outside the project topic area

Detailed information is available in Canvas

Students also need to complete COMP5704

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Weekly Research Project (22 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Meetings One-to-one tuition (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 12 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 240-300 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. utilise prior domain knowledge to define and develop a research project relevant to an advanced IT specialist domain (MIT) or the management of IT (MITM) or both technical and IT management domains (MIT/MITM)
  • LO2. initiate, formulate and plan a semester-long original IT research project based on research and development, incorporating risk mitigation strategies and following the plan methodically.
  • LO3. analyse and synthesise information, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in context, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of recent IT research literature and possess an ability to apply research to own project
  • LO5. document, report and present project work undertaken to engage an academic and/or professional audience
  • LO6. develop, substantiate and articulate professional positions on issues relevant to the chosen area of practice. Critically reflect on and evaluate the outcomes and process of the project

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
No significant changes have been made since this unit was last offered
  • ​Participation in presentations is compulsory. Failure to deliver a scheduled seminar will result in a fail grade for the project units.

Detailed information can be provided on Canvas.
 

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