IT Research Project A (COMP5702)


The Information Technology Research Project provides an opportunity for students to carry out a defined piece of independent research or design. These skills include the capacity to define a research or design question, show how it relates to existing knowledge and carry out the research or design in a systematic manner. Students will be expected to define an original research project that demonstrates their prior learning in their advanced IT specialist domain (MIT) or the management of IT (MITM) or both technical and IT management domains (MIT/MITM). The results will be presented in a final project presentation and report.
It is not expected that the project outcomes from this unit will represent a significant contribution to new knowledge. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of independent research work in a setting and manner that fosters the development of IT skills in research.

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Further unit of study information


Research 22 hrs/week; Meeting 2 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

Students should take INFO5993 - Research Methods in IT either concurrently or prior to undertaking this project unit.


: COMP5707 OR COMP5708 OR COMP5703.

Additional Information

A candidate for the MIT, MITM or MIT / MITM who has completed 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study may take this unit.
Eligible students for the IT Capstone project will be required to complete both COMP5707 (6 CPS) and COMP5708 (6 CPS), totaling 12 CPS.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.