ITC532 Computing Honours Research Preparation (16)

The aim of this subject is to develop the skills and knowledge required to find a solution to a specialised research project. It provides opportunities for students to develop their negotiation and communication skills and fine tune their capacity to reflect on their own learning.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Computing (Honours).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to negotiate and agree on an identified research topic and appropriate skills and knowledge with a supervisor;
  • be able to investigate appropriate training and materials for an identified research project;
  • be able to execute an understanding of the materials and processes needed for the research project;
  • be able to link acquired knowledge to the research project and reflect on the process taken to achieve the learning outcomes of the subject.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC532 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Learning contract
Completion of the learning contract

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.