This unit is a research/thesis unit for FIT Masters (Honours) degrees, taken in the final stage of the Masters (Honours) course.
Before enrolling in the unit, students need to have reached agreement with a potential supervisor about a research area/feasible research topic for their Minor Thesis project.
Regular meetings with supervisor(s) over the course of the unit enrolment.
Students must be enrolled in a Faculty of IT Masters (Honours) degree.
Dr Chris Ling
Dr Steven Wright
Dr Alan Dorin
Dr Madhu Chetty
At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:
Presentation and final thesis: 100%
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|0||21/02/11||Students will research an agreed thesis topic under the guidance of their supervisor and will receive feedback on their progress through regular meetings with their supervisor.||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|Mid semester break|
|30/05/11||SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC|
*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit
This unit forms part of the sequence of units comprising the Minor Thesis in the Faculty of Information Technology.
The exit point for the Minor Thesis is FIT5554 (24 cpts) and is applicable to:
At the completion of the requirements for the thesis the following components of assessment will be completed:
Research Proposal: 5%; Literature Review: 10%; Interim Presentation: hurdle; Final Presentation: 5%; Thesis (normally 10,000 - 20,000 words): 80%
These assessment tasks will be completed over the course of several units in the Minor Thesis program but the overall grade for the thesis will only be finalised on completion of FIT5554 (24 cpts).
Please refer to the Unit Guides for FIT5551, and FIT5554 for a description of the assessment items to be completed over the course of the Minor Thesis.
Assignment coversheets are available via
"Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.
You must negotiate any extensions formally with your campus unit leader via the in-semester special consideration process: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html.
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