SIT790 - Major Thesis


2020 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

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.



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 600 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are expected to participate in regular weekly or fortnightly meetings as agreed with their thesis supervisor.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Students are expected to participate in regular consultation sessions as agreed with their thesis supervisor.


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.

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