• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Information Systems
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alexander Richardson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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Project students should speak with the Course Convener about the mode of delivery for their project studies

This course is suitable for information systems masters’ level students wishing to gain industry experience and carry out applied research on an information systems topic. Candidates will be required to analyse a broad range of published sources on the topic issue, apply tools and techniques from master’s level courses in information systems and related disciplines, gather original input through discussion or interviews with practitioners in the field (where feasible), and analyse data to derive conclusions and implications for practitioners. Where feasible a “host” organization will be identified that will assist with data collection and advice on the project direction.
The final report should be in a form close to publication standard, whether as a management report or as a practitioner-oriented research article.
The current course offering is for individuals or teams of candidates working together on projects.
 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the most important literature relevant to the applied research issue;
  2. Collect primary or secondary source data related to the applied research issue;
  3. Implement a research methodology appropriate for the applied research issue;
  4. Summarise evidence related to the applied research issue;
  5. Justify findings and recommendations made about the applied research issue;
  6. Construct a deliverable to communicate the evidence about the applied research issue.

Indicative Assessment

Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to:

Project Proposal - 15%
Interim Project Report - 25%
Presentation - 10%
Final Project Report - 50% 

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Due to the nature of the course, the workload may be spread unevenly and your project supervisor will assist in managing workload expectations.

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Management to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3082 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8067 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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