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FIT5108 Reading unit - Semester 1, 2015

This unit enables students to read widely in a relevant topic within the fields of information technology, information systems or information management, under supervision. It may cover an area not offered in any other fifth-year level unit, or involve building greater in-depth knowledge in an area with which they already have some familiarity. Details for the reading unit will be defined and approved individually for each student and will include objectives, assessment details, due dates and an initial reading list. Assessment comprises a research paper or review (6000-10,000 words), project report, or equivalent. Enrolment into Reading Units and allocation of a supervising academic will be approved by the Associate Dean (Education).

Mode of Delivery

Caulfield (Day)

Workload Requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week. Students meet weekly with their supervisors for approximately 30 minutes to set goals and report on achievements and difficulties.

See also Unit timetable information

Additional workload requirements

The precise subdivision of hours will be determined by the supervisor.

Unit Relationships

Prohibitions

IMS5021, BUS5010

Prerequisites

Completion of 24 points of graduate units from FIT.
Entry to this unit is subject to approval of the Associate Dean Education (ADE), on the advice of the relevant Masters Program Leader. An application form is required.

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Caulfield

Caddie Gao

Your feedback to Us

Monash is committed to excellence in education and regularly seeks feedback from students, employers and staff. One of the key formal ways students have to provide feedback is through the Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units (SETU) survey. The University’s student evaluation policy requires that every unit is evaluated each year. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the surveys. The feedback is anonymous and provides the Faculty with evidence of aspects that students are satisfied and areas for improvement.

For more information on Monash’s educational strategy, see:

www.monash.edu.au/about/monash-directions/ and on student evaluations, see: www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/quality/student-evaluation-policy.html

Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • analyse, synthesise and construct arguments from a range of published sources;
  • critique and evaluate others ideas, opinions and arguments;
  • explain ideas for scrutiny to a supervisor;
  • demonstrate self-reliance and time management skills in order to gain greater independence as a learner;
  • demonstrate the communication skills necessary to work effectively in a close, cooperative relationship with a supervisor.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 Weekly activities throughout the semester will be negotiated between individual students and their supervisors  
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  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
academic/education/assessment/
assessment-in-coursework-policy.html

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Teaching Approach

Research activities
Students will research an agreed topic under the guidance of their supervisor, and will receive feedback on their progress through regular meetings with their supervisor.

Assessment Summary

Research assignment: 100%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Reading unit 100% To be negotiated

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Assessment Tasks

Participation

  • Assessment task 1
    Title:
    Reading unit
    Description:
    Research paper or review (6,000-10,000 words) and project or equivalent.
    Weighting:
    100%
    Criteria for assessment:

    To be specified by the supervisor.

    Due date:
    To be negotiated

Learning resources

Reading list

To be recommended by the supervisor according to the chosen topic.

Monash Library Unit Reading List (if applicable to the unit)
http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu/index.html

Feedback to you

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:

  • Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
  • Graded assignments with comments

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/student-academic-integrity-managing-plagiarism-collusion-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 electronic submission). Please note that it is your responsibility to retain copies of your assessments.

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Other Information

Policies

Monash has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and to provide advice on how they might uphold them. You can find Monash’s Education Policies at: www.policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/academic/education/index.html

Faculty resources and policies

Important student resources including Faculty policies are located at http://intranet.monash.edu.au/infotech/resources/students/

Graduate Attributes Policy

Student Charter

Student services

Monash University Library

Disability Liaison Unit

Students who have a disability or medical condition are welcome to contact the Disability Liaison Unit to discuss academic support services. Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) visit all Victorian campuses on a regular basis.

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