FIT5000 is an extension unit for all FIT coursework masters minor thesis degrees, where appropriate. Entry only available on approval by the Associate Dean (Education) where exceptional circumstances have been determined.
Varies according to remaining requirements. To be determined by Supervisor/Co-ordinator.
The workload in this unit is equivalent to a 6 credit point unit, i.e. 12 hours study per week.
Contact hours will consist of regular meetings with your supervisor.
Students are not permitted to enrol in this unit more than once.
Associate Dean (Education) approval required.
Prerequisite Knowledge: Research methods and a sound understanding of the research topic area.
Presentation and final thesis (normally 15,000 - 20,000 words): 100%
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|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
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Faculty Policy - Unit Assessment Hurdles (http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/staff/edgov/policies/assessment-examinations/unit-assessment-hurdles.html)
his unit forms part of the sequence of units comprising the Minor Thesis thesis in the Faculty of Information Technology and allows students who have been delayed in their studies time to complete their thesis.
FIT5000 Minor Thesis Extension is taken over a single semester but forms the final part of a sequence of units that together allow a student to complete a Minor Thesis of 24 cpts.
These units include:
At the completion of the requirements for the thesis the following components of assessment will be completed:
Please refer to the Unit Guides for FIT5551 and FIT5554 for a description of the assessment items to be completed over the course of the Minor Thesis.
The following components will be assessed during the course of this unit:
The student will be required to complete any outstanding assessment items, normally these will consist of the Final Presentation: 5%; Thesis (normally 10,000 - 20,000 words): 80%
It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/plagiarism-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an online quiz).
You must negotiate any extensions formally with your campus unit leader via the in-semester special consideration process: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html.
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