Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Develop a critical understanding of the salient aspects of a chosen area of interest
  2. Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of a contemporary and/or emerging issue in the area of IT project management, Business Analysis, or IS Management
  3. Draw on multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills, and practice from various sources (including group members’ own professional experiences) to address the topic of interest selected for the research project
  4. Effectively communicate and articulate ideas in a scholarly manner through the project report
  5. Critically analyse, discuss and evaluate an appropriate research method and research design within the context of a small research project
  6. Demonstrate the ability to conduct scholarly research on the literature and practice on a given multi-disciplinary topic and determine a group view of the key essentials.
  • Topics
    • Students will prepare a 5,000-word article on a topic chosen in consultation with staff
    • Articles will generally take the form of a comprehensive literature review of a topic of contemporary interest.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

SWI-INF70005-Strategic Project Management , or SWI-INF70001


Students should have completed at least 50% of their postgraduate studies.

Special requirements

No special requirements

To provide a flexible subject of study which allows the student to undertake a special research project. This would require research into a topic that is relevant to the program but alternative to the material included in the prescribed subjects. 

  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 - Group (15-25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 - Group (10-15%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 - Individual (40-60%)
  • Assignment 4 - Presentation - Group (15-25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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