ITC532 Computing Honours Research Preparation (16)


This subject is designed to develop students’ understanding of the academic research process. In this subject, students will identify a significant research issue for the Honours project and under supervision conduct a critical review of the literature relevant to the area of study and also learn about relevant research methodologies. Students will derive appropriate research questions for the Honours project, determine an appropriate research method to address the research questions, and prepare a research proposal for the Honours project.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC532
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Available to Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Computer Science (Games Tech) (Honours) students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify a research problem in the computing discipline that is current and significant;
  • be able to critically review, appraise and synthesise academic literature relevant to the chosen research problem;
  • be able to design, plan and initiate a research project;
  • be able to communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Literature review in a chosen research area.
  • Research paradigms and analysis relevant to the chosen research area.
  • Formulate research questions and hypothesis.
  • Writing a research proposal.
  • Specific topics to be negotiated between the student and the supervisor as per the chosen area of research.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.