SIT724 - Research Project B (Thesis)


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



SIT430 or SIT723 (recommended to be taken prior to SIT724, however can be taken concurrently)

Incompatible with: SIT431, SIT790
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)

5 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. As part of SIT724 students are required implement their research project proposed in SIT723 Research Project A. Students will undertake research on a well-defined area, and develop solutions within an identified scope, to meet defined goals and stakeholder requirements. Students will work with an academic supervisor to plan project milestones, adhering to ethical conduct, design validation and verification protocols as well as taking into consideration safety, security and risk factors. The project implementation/development tasks will enable students to gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in their project area.

Hurdle requirement

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

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