Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject focuses on one or more topics which are not covered in depth elsewhere in the curriculum and which are becoming important in the IT discipline. Recent examples of such topics include: data mining, human-computer interaction, internet information systems and mobile computing platforms. Students will explore the topics, surveying the literature, practice and application in the area. Each student will typically also research one aspect in depth, presenting that to others in the subject.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKomal Komal

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have received Subject and Course coordinators approval. Enrolment is based on academic performance (minimum 65% average) and preparation (through prior study) for the topics to be covered.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and analyse a new Information technology area or issue.
02. Conduct a literature survey of an emerging Information Technology.
03. Identify appropriate methodology for investigation of emerging Information Technology.
04. Present a written report or paper detailing the results of assigned work or conducted research.
05. Prepare and deliver a presentation to a professional standard, the results of an assigned research topic.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKomal Komal

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
a mix of readings, lectures, tutorials, seminars and projects equivalent to three hours contact per week


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 10-minute seminar presentationPresentations may be single or group presentations of up to three members. If a group presentation is given each member is assigned 10 minutes.


One 2,000-word project-based paper


One 2,000-word survey paper