Projects Overview

Projects can be in development, analysis, or research. Projects are normally only available to students for the last semester of their course. Projects can be of either 12 credit points in size or 18 credit points in size. Students who want to continue for a research degree (MPhil or PhD) should apply for admission to the Research Path and undertake an 18 credit point research project. All Research Path students must take the 6 credit point unit of study INFO5993 IT Research Methods. For students who have not already completed INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT, INFO5993 is taken in place of INFO5990. See the Projects Coordinator or Course Director for details of INFO5993 Lecture and Tutorials. Students may not enrol in project units of study without School of IT approval. Eligibility for a project is dependant upon:

  • average results obtained so far in Foundational and Specialist units of study;
  • availability of a project in your selected Major of study;
  • approval of the project supervisor.

Before project units can be taken, a minimum number of units of study must have been completed within the MIT or MITM. An average result is calculated over all the Foundational and Specialist units taken (including any failed units):

  • MIT/MITM students need to complete at least 4 units of study (1 semester Full-time), and an average result is calculated over all units taken (passed or failed);

A Credit average result (65%) or better is required for a 12 credit point project. Once a project title and supervisor have been approved, students are enrolled in COMP5703 Information Technology Project. This unit represents about 18 hours/week workload.

A Distinction average result (75%) or better is required for admission to the Research Path. Once a project title and supervisor have been approved, students are enrolled in COMP5702 IT Research Project A (12 cp) and COMP5704 IT Research Project B (6 cp). These project units represent about 27 hours/week workload. Research Path students must also take INFO5993.

Note that any student meeting these criteria is eligible for a project subject to project availability and the consent of a supervisor; there is however no entitlement for a project.