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 in (IS) Information Systems and (IT) Information Technology
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of contemporary and/or emerging issues in the area of IT project management, Business Analysis, or Information Systems (IS) Management 
  3. Effectively communicate and articulate ideas and operate as a member or leader of a diverse team
  4. Critically evaluate an appropriate research method and research design within the context of a small research project
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct scholarly research on the literature and practice on a given multi-disciplinary topic
    • 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
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links

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

This subject allows students to undertake a special research project. It requires research into a topic that is relevant to the program but alternative to the material included in the prescribed units. The subject enables students to develop understandings and skills on a particular IS/IT thematic research area and apply them to a specific project.

  • Assignment 1 - Group (15-25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group (25-35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual (40-60%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

postgraduate SWI-ITP-MAS-2019

Master of Business Information Systems

  • Specialisation - IT Project Management
  • Specialisation - Business Analysis