SIT723 - Research Project A


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

S464: Must have completed at least 20 credit points of study
S470: Nil
S734, S736, S778: SIT774 and at least 10 credit points of study, with a minimum 70% average
S777, S735, S737, S779: 6 credit points of study, with a minimum 70% average
S789: must have completed SIT740, SIT752 and all credentials.


Must be enrolled in one of S464, S470, S777, S734, S735, S736, S737, S739, S778, S779, S789

Incompatible with: SIT430, SIT431, SIT750, SIT790, SIT792
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

7 x 2 hour workshops.  This unit will be using an active learning approach, where the material will be provided in advance of interactive workshops. The workshops will be complementing and supporting student learning. 


Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

7 x 2 hour online workshops.  Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their academic supervisor either face-to-face or online. Students will attend the oral presentation for this unit on a single scheduled day during the trimester. 


Research and development skills and abilities are highly in-demand in the IT industry. In SIT723, 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 explore an IT area in depth, and define their own research direction and scope. Students will develop the skills to produce literature reviews, project proposals, and design experiments using the scientific method. Students will learn how to evaluate academic research, gain the confidence to prepare publications and develop skills to become independent researchers.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Unit Fee Information

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