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CP5080 - Literature Review and Research Proposal

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to Information Technology postgraduate and honours students only with the permission of the Academic Head, IT.

Students undertake a literature review of a nominated area of research and develop a research project proposal, on topics specified by IT staff. Students are taught how to analyse papers critically for relevance and significance and to identify potential research projects. They do a presentation and seminar on their literature review and on their research proposal and submit written reports on both.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciation of scientific research reporting methods;
  • conduct a literature review of scientific research;
  • determine from research papers relevance, significance and opportunities for further research;
  • draft a research proposal;
  • appreciation of scientific research methods.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Journal - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (30%) - Individual.


Cairns, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Jun-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours - Combined Lectures; Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.