ITC715 Thesis (Full-Time) (128)

This subject requires students to plan and execute original research of a topic in Information Technology (IT) with intellectual independence, responsibility and accountability. The results of the investigation will be written up as a thesis and presented for examination.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC715. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Four sessions


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students in the Doctor of Information Technology who have completed the four coursework subjects at a credit or higher average. Not available to students who have completed ITC716.

Assumed Knowledge

DBA711, DBA712, DBA713 and DBA714 for students commenced prior to year 2012.
ITC711, ITC712, ITC713 and ITC714 for students commencing from year 2012.

Subject Relationships

ITC716 is the part-time version of this full-time subject.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically investigate a theoretical or applied problem in the IT field;
  • be able to effectively communicate a complex investigation of original research for external examination as a thesis;
  • be able to independently design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • A program of research relevant to the students' chosen specialisation studies resulting in a thesis that is an original and significant contribution to knowledge.
  • Research project based on the approved thesis proposal, working with supervisor(s) approved by the University.
  • Research findings presented in an approved thesis form for examination by examiners approved by the University.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.