SIT746 - Research Project (Advanced)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Semester 1*: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Semester 2*: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

*Semester offerings only available to S400 students

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

SIT723 with a minimum result of 70

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their academic supervisor either face-to-face or online.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their academic supervisor either face-to-face or online.


Unit chair approval is required prior to enrolling in this unit to ensure appropriate research supervision is available. Once approval is obtained, please contact Student Central for enrolment assistance.


Research and development skills and abilities are highly in-demand in the IT industry, with scientific articles essential for advancing knowledge. As part of this unit, students will progress their proposed research project from SIT723 Research Techniques and Applications to produce a scientific publication associated with this work. Students will research 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, adhere to ethical conduct, design validation and verification protocols, and address safety, security, and risk factors. Project implementation and development tasks will enable students to gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in their project area. Finally, students will produce a scientific publication as an honours thesis for a single enrolment in this unit and conference or journal publications in subsequent enrolments.

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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