IS/IT Research Project

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Explore an area of interest to you within IT project management, business analysis or IS management during this online Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University unit. Carrying out your own IS/IT Research Project gives you the opportunity to develop your skills within academic research, while familiarising yourself with the academic and practitioner literature on a subject you find particularly fascinating. Your critical thinking skills will be challenged, and you will be expected to develop your communication skills when producing materials for assessment.

Undertaking this project will also expose you to a number of subject areas relevant to project management, including team and stakeholder management, managing risks and evaluation of IT projects, programs and portfolios. You will discuss the importance of the project management office, as well as learn about its creation, role and relevant management processes.

You will draw on knowledge from across disciplines when working on this research project, and will be expected to consider your own experiences in the industry, where applicable.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Master of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University

You must also have successfully completed one of the following units:

  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Systems Project Management

Areas of study

In this information technology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • IT project structures in organisations
  • The relationship between IT project characteristics and industry sector
  • Project roles, including stakeholder roles
  • IT project, program and portfolio governance and reporting
  • Evaluation of IT projects, programs and portfolios
  • The project management office: its role, creation, management and contribution
  • Enterprise project management
  • Managing people in IT projects, including teams and stakeholders
  • Managing risk in IT projects, programs and portfolios
  • Delivering benefits from IT projects

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Master of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you can independently carry out a research project. During the unit, you will become familiar with the basics of conducting research, and will gain an appreciation for a variety of analytical techniques. You will develop your written communication skills through reporting your findings.

Due to the nature of the research project, you will develop an advanced knowledge of a chosen area of interest. You will become familiar with the existing literature, and gain a critical perspective through extensive secondary research.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in IS/IT Research Project from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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