This unit is a research unit and a core requirement for all FIT Honours degrees. Due to the nature of IT, a wide range of Honours project types can be offered to students. Some project components are of a practical nature and may involve some software development and/or experimentation, while other components are of a more theoretical nature.
Regular meetings with supervisor(s) over the course of the semester.
Students will be expected to spend a total of 12 hours per week during semester on this unit.
Contact hours will consist of regular meetings with your supervisor.
CPE4000, CSE4000, IMS4000, FIT4126, FIT4186, FIT4246, FIT4606
Admission to an FIT Honours program or stream.
Dr Kirsten Ellis
Dr Michael Morgan
Dr Alan Dorin
Dr Madhu Chetty
Dr Neil Manson
Research Proposal: 5%; Literature Review: 10%; Interim Presentation: hurdle; Final Presentation: 5%; Thesis (normally 10,000 - 20,000 words): 80%
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Faculty Policy - Unit Assessment Hurdles (http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/staff/edgov/policies/assessment-examinations/unit-assessment-hurdles.html)
This unit forms part of the sequence of units comprising the Honours thesis in the Faculty of Information Technology.
Two exit points exist for the Honours thesis, FIT4444 - 24 cpts and FIT4448 -18 cpts.
The 24 credit point exit point is applicable to:
The 18 credit point exit point is applicable to:
FIT4443 Honours Thesis Part 3 is a unit with an enrolled value of 6 cpts and 0 cpt achievable, taken over a single semester but forms the third part of a sequence of units that together allow a student to complete an Honours Thesis of 24 cpts.
These units include:
At the completion of the requirements for the thesis the following components of assessment will be completed:
These assessment tasks will be completed over the course of several units in the Honours program but the overall grade for the thesis will only be finalised on completion of either FIT4444 - 24 cpts or FIT4448 - 18 cpts.
Please refer to the Unit Guides for FIT4441, FIT4444 and FIT4448 for a description of the assessment items to be completed over the course of the Honours Thesis.
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