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SIT790 - Major Thesis

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):4
EFTSL value:0.500
Cohort rule:Must be enrolled in S779
Unit chair:

Shui Yu



Must have successfully completed 8 credit points of study in level 7 SIT-coded units and must be enrolled in S779 Master of Information Technology (Professional), S735 Master of Cyber Security (Professional) or S777 Master of Data Analytics with a minimum 70% average.



Incompatible with:

SIT791, SIT792, SIT793

Contact hours:

Campus-based students are expected to participate in regular weekly or fortnightly meetings as agreed with their thesis supervisor.

Cloud (online) students are expected to participate in regular consultation sessions as agreed with their thesis supervisor.


Students must contact their enrolment officer prior to enrolling in this unit in order to meet the pre-selection requirements. 

Note also that delays in completing the thesis could mean that the course will take longer to complete than the stated duration.


Research and development skills and abilities are highly in-demand in the IT industry. In SIT790, students will have the opportunity to embark on a research or practice project and develop skills and abilities for informed evidence-based practice. Through research training and mentoring, the unit offers students the opportunity to find and generate information/data, and to use appropriate tools and technologies. Students will learn how to evaluate scholarship and/or practice, gain the confidence to prepare publications and develop skills to become independent researchers. The unit provides scope for further research and higher degree study or professional practice.


Project proposal 15%, three-minute oral presentation 10%, literature synthesis 20%, thesis 45%, poster presentation 10%

Unit Fee Information

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