ITC537 Research Development in IT (16)

This subject builds on the extensive review of the research topic in the area of Information Technology (IT) that students commenced in previous coursework subjects in the course. The subject requires students to reflect on their research plan, develop a detailed research proposal, with ethics approval as appropriate, defend their research proposal, and collect data using appropriate data collection techniques. Students will develop expertise relating to a major research issue and will have the opportunity to publish their research in academic conference proceedings or refereed journals.

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 Master of Computing Research students.
Not available to students who have completed ITC714.

Assumed Knowledge
ITC535 and ITC536
Subject Relationships

ITC714 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate the research process, develop an appropriate research proposal and identify any research issues that may arise when designing the appropriate research method for the chosen area of research;
  • be able to implement data collection techniques/methods, analyse results and judge the appropriateness of the research techniques/methods to the research problem, addressing ethical considerations;
  • be able to analyse a chosen research problem and propose an innovative and convincing proposal;
  • be able to justify and defend the overall research approach, research methodology and specific research design that are likely to be productive in addressing the research problem;
  • be able to write a clear and concise paper resulting from the research conducted that is ready for publication in a refereed journal or conference.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Requirements for academic writing at scholarly level.
  • Synthesizing research results.
  • Reporting research findings.
  • Writing and defending a thesis research proposal.
  • The art of publishing an article in a refereed journal.
  • Advanced statistical and mathematical techniques.

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.