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Subject Descriptions

This is an overview of the subjects KOI has to offer. The brief Subject Outlines can be located by clicking on the subject title.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
Dip Accg Core
Dip Mgt Core

This subject introduces basic concepts in financial and management accounting. It provides an overview to the function of accounting in real world contexts. On completion of this subject, students are expected to understand the accounting process in a business setting and how managers use accounting as a tool in managing business issues.

The financial accounting section includes basic and generally accepted concepts and principles so that students have a good understanding of internal management accounting and external financial reporting and are able to analyse and interpret financial statements for decision making as well as communicating financial information to internal and external parties.

The management accounting section emphasises cost concepts and cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, short and long term decision making, budgetary planning and control techniques, responsibility centre accounting, product costing, internal performance evaluation and strategic management accounting.

 

None.

However, as accounting involves the manipulation of data expressed in numerical terms, students should have a basic grounding in mathematics.

ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting

B BUS (Accg) Core
Dip Accg Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject covers the accounting cycle in more depth than was covered in ACC100 including the double entry model, accounting elements (assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenses) and the principles and relationships between the elements for the purposes of periodic financial reporting, accounting journals, statements and reports for different business systems.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting

ACC200 Introduction to Management Accounting

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques that underpin management accounting in contemporary business environments. Students will apply these concepts and techniques to the planning, directing, decision-making and controlling functions of an organisation. Contemporary management accounting issues will also be discussed in this subject.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting

ACC201 Financial Accounting

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject introduces students to topics relating to Australian Accounting Standards with an emphasis on recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities. It covers several Australian Financial Reporting Standards with respect to various types of assets and liabilities (such as intangible assets, share-based payments, leases and financial instruments). It examines the interpretation and application of accounting standards issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
AND
ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting

ACC202 Management Accounting

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject provides a review and an analysis of management accounting concepts, terms and both traditional and contemporary control systems. Students will gain an understanding of costing strategies used in an array of settings, including pricing decisions and profitability analyses. Students will also become familiar with more contemporary performance evaluation systems including the balanced scorecard and benchmarking. Matters relating to sustainability, quality costing and ethics will also be examined.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
AND
ACC200 Introduction to Management Accounting

ACC203 Accounting Information Systems

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject introduces the important concepts of Accounting Information Systems (AIS).

The first section introduces the basic concepts of AIS including its objectives, components and subsystems. The second section discusses emerging issues in computer crimes, computer ethics and concept of internal controls in organisation. The third section discusses the common features of transaction processing systems such as purchases and accounts payable, revenue and accounts receivable, human resource, production as well as general ledger and reporting systems.

Practice with selected accounting software is an integrated part of this subject and enables students to apply the AIS concepts in real business situations.
A special focus will be given to e-business and data security issues.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
AND
ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
AND
ACC201 Financial Accounting

ACC204 Corporate Accounting and Reporting

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject examines accounting issues relating to companies, accounting standards and the preparation and presentation of a company’s external financial reports. It enables students to understand and analyse the requirements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and Corporations Law. Topics covered include financing company operations, income taxes, business combination, consolidation, functional currency, financial statements, associates and joint ventures.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
AND
ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
AND
ACC201 Financial Accounting

ACC300 Auditing and Assurance Services

B BUS (Accg) Core

This subject examines the audit and assurance environment in which organisations operate. Critical issues relating to professional ethics, the legal liability of auditors, audit planning and client evaluation are explored. The roles and responsibilities of auditors as well as the technical aspects of audit and auditing principles are examined.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
AND
ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
AND
ACC201 Financial Accounting

ACC301 Tax Law

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

The subject provides a broad understanding of the Australian taxation system from a legal perspective. It covers the fundamental elements of the Australian direct and indirect taxation regimes, the principles of the taxation of income and deductions rules, timing issues in taxation, the capital gains tax rules, fringe benefits tax and the taxation of superannuation, the goods and services tax and important state taxes such as stamp duty, as well as an introduction to tax administration.

BUS101 Introduction to Business Law
AND
BUS200 Law of Business Organisations

ACC303 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Note: replaces AC302 Advanced Accounting)

B BUS (Accg) Core

The Contemporary Issues in Accounting subject examines a number of contemporary and emerging global issues in order to familiarise you with the business environment you are likely to be operating in as an accountant. Contemporary Issues in Accounting is also a vehicle for advancing the development of professional values, ethics and attitudes.

In particular, attitudes that:
o value learning combined with well-developed personal communication, networking and information technology skills
o acknowledge the importance of professional curiosity as a means of avoiding imprudent decision-making
o welcome divergent opinions and creative approaches to problem solving as a means of gaining insights into an increasingly complex and dynamic business world.

This subject will also offer you the challenges and opportunities presented by contemporary issues in accounting – such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability and capital Markets.
Online resources are used for this subject, including video presentations and web links.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
AND
ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
AND
ACC200 Introduction to Management Accounting
AND
ACC201 Financial Accounting
AND
ACC202 Management Accounting

ACC700 Principles of Accounting

M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core

The accounting system is used to present financial and management accounting information from the perspective of interested users. The subject covers the production of financial statements and the process by which these statements are prepared. Accounting terminology, techniques and skills applicable to financial statements and reports are examined. Management accounting issues essential to planning and decision-making by managers in a range of business contexts are explored. An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of different types of accounting information are also examined.

None.

ACC701 Financial Accounting

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Dip Bus Elective

This subject introduces students to special topics relating to Australian financial reporting with an emphasis on recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities. It comprehensively covers a number of Australian-International Financial Reporting Standards relevant to reporting problems in particular areas (such as cash flows and revenue), and with reference to particular types of assets and liabilities (such as intangible assets, share-based payments, leases and complex financial instruments). In addition, the expanded disclosure is reviewed along with various proposals for strengthening external financial reporting.

ACC700 Principles of Accounting

ACC702 Managerial Accounting

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core

This subject examines fundamental management accounting techniques and systems used in an array of settings. It will cover cost behaviour concepts, cost estimation together with conventional job and process costing systems. Students will also gain an appreciation of contemporary cost systems in the management of costs as well as their application to supply chain contexts. In addition, students will gain an understanding of budget systems, standard costing, responsibility accounting, product and pricing methods as well as their utility in contemporary performance assessment.

ACC700 Principles of Accounting
AND
FIN700 Financial Management

ACC703 Accounting Information Systems

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Dip Bus Elective

The subject analyses how accounting information systems collect, record and store business data that are critical to the effectiveness of internal control systems. The subject also examines the threats posed in control system environments. It also develops skills for researching and analysing complex problems related to IT systems.

ACC700 Principles of Accounting

ACC704 Companies and Securities Law

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Dip Bus Elective

This subject explores the impact and consequences of the legal environment affecting business. It deals with the legal significance, in both statute and common law, of agency, partnership, trusts and corporations, analyses the various types of business organisations and identifies their relevance, and examines the statutory and fiduciary responsibilities of those involved in present day business and the debates about reform of corporations and financial markets.

BUS702 Business Law

ACC705 Corporate Accounting and Reporting

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core

This subject promotes an in-depth understanding of company accounting and accounting standards. It is primarily concerned with the development of external financial reports by reporting entities in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). It draws emphasis to financial accounting topics including company financing, accounting for corporate income taxes, business combinations, consolidation accounting, accounting for associates and joint ventures, accounting for joint arrangements and translation of foreign currency financial statements.

ACC700 Principles of Accounting
AND
ACC701 Financial Accounting
AND
FIN700 Financial Management

ACC706 Accounting Theory and Issues

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core

This subject engages students to develop a deeper appreciation of the function of accounting in today’s complex business environment. Students will be introduced to the role of theory in the development, application and regulation of accounting. The subject builds on students’ technical skills and their foundational knowledge of accounting practice. Topics include theory development in accounting, normative accounting theories, positive accounting theories, traditional approaches to the formulation of accounting, standard setting and institutional arrangements, ethics in accounting, social and environmental accounting issues, and professional judgement in accounting.

ACC700 Principles of Accounting
AND
ACC701 Financial Accounting
AND
ACC705 Corporate Accounting and Reporting

ACC707 Auditing and Assurance

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core

This subject considers primarily the role of the auditor in the external audit of corporate financial statements, but also looks at risk assessment, system reliability and detection and prevention of fraud more broadly. It builds on the knowledge of accounting standards and studies the roles and responsibilities of the auditor, auditing principles and standards, and the application of those standards, particularly in an electronic environment.

ACC700 Principles of Accounting
AND
ACC701 Financial Accounting
AND
BUS702 Business Law
AND
ACC704 Companies and Securities Law

ACC708 Taxation Law

M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core

The subject provides a broad understanding of the Australian taxation system from a legal perspective. It covers the fundamental elements of the Australian direct and indirect taxation regimes, the principles of the taxation of income and deductions rules, timing issues in taxation, the capital gains tax rules, fringe benefits tax and the taxation of superannuation, the goods and services tax and important state taxes such as stamp duty, as well as an introduction to tax administration.

ACC700 Principles of Accounting
AND
BUS702 Business Law
AND
ACC704 Companies and Securities Law

BUS100 Professional Communication Skills

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
Dip Accg Core
Dip Mgt Core

This subject introduces students to a range of concepts and skills required for success in their course and in the business world. The interactive learning designed weekly worksheet activities will give students the practical experience needed to develop key academic and professional skills, such as information research and literacy, logical reasoning, analysis, evaluation, written and oral communication skills and teamwork. Students will be able to use the skills and techniques learnt in this subject to improve their academic performance in all other subjects, and as the basis for life-long learning.

None.

BUS101 Introduction to Business Law

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
Dip Accg Core
Dip Mgt Core

This subject is an introductory level examination of the law regulating business in Australia today for accountants, business managers and other non-legal professionals. The subject provides an overview of the Australian legal system and develops the skills to solve simple legal problems involving torts, contracts, consumer protection, competition regulation, intellectual property, agency and business entities.

None.

BUS104 Introduction to Marketing

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
Dip Accg Core
Dip Mgt Core

The subject gives an introduction to marketing through consumer behaviour, marketing research, product planning, promotion planning including the use of digital media, distribution planning, product and service pricing. Cultural, ethical, sustainable and social implications for marketing strategies are examined.

BUS100 Professional Business Skills

BUS105 Business Statistics

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
Dip Accg Core
Dip Mgt Core

This subject is embedded in a business context and uses:

o descriptive methods to graphically and numerically summarise data sets;
o inferential techniques on sample data to determine characteristics of the parent populations;
o regression techniques to predict future outcomes.

The subject provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts and techniques and a working knowledge of a number of inferential procedures to solve statistical problems in a business context. The subject covers the use of techniques such as hypothesis tests and to develop evidence based predictions that can be used when making business decisions.

None.

Numerical literacy, while not a pre-requisite, is an advantage for this subject. As an example when giving a lecture numerical information may appear on a screen and it will be an advantage if you are familiar with this type of information. The skills that are useful are an understanding of formulas and prior experience with using a calculator. Those who did poorly in mathematics at school may need to spend an extra hour per week on the subject. It is advisable to work closely with your tutor to overcome any fear of mathematics or of how to use a calculator.

BUS200 Law of Business Organisations

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject deals with the legal significance, in both statute and common law, of agency, partnership, trusts and corporations, explores other types of business organisations and identifies their relevance in present day business.

BUS101 Intro to Business Law

BUS300 Business Ethics and Sustainability

B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
B BUS (Accg) Elective

This subject provides an in-depth analysis of issues confronting managers in a rapidly changing world, including climate change, new forms of work, increased diversity in the workplace and corporate social responsibility. Contemporary ethical and environmental issues are examined and best practice managerial techniques are explored to show how these can improve both environmental outcomes of businesses and companies’ financial results and lead to new business opportunities. Students will have opportunities to apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge in developing and communicating solutions to complex problems. Students will also examine some western moral philosophy and apply it in an organisational context.

MGT100 Introduction to Management
AND
BUS100 Professional Communication Skills (previously named Business Study Skills)

BUS302 Entrepreneurship

B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
B BUS (Accg) Elective

The subject is built around a practical guide to planning and managing a business from an entrepreneurial perspective. It will give students experience in the process of planning an entrepreneurial venture, and an understanding of the considerations involved in the on-going management considerations from start-up to success.

MGT100 Introduction to Management
AND
BUS100 Professional Communication Skills (previously named Business Study Skills)
AND
ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
AND
BUS104 Introduction to Marketing

BUS303 Business Project

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

Business simulations are a powerful tool for building strategic alignment and developing capabilities. By letting students practice running a business in the context of business practical application, simulations enable participants to experience a new strategy first-hand, see its value and learn what great execution looks like in a highly realistic environment. With the strategy made personal for them, students can then understand and apply these learning’s while executing the strategy for better results.

Additionally, simulations offer a great way of developing business acumen among students, giving them a broad enterprise perspective, honing their strategic thinking, building their financial acumen and increasing their customer understanding. Simulations also are a great context for creating leadership laboratories where students can be observed in their decision making and given in-depth developmental feedback as they practice the skills they use day to day.

None.

This subject can only be taken in the final trimester of study.

BUS304 Consumer Behaviour

B BUS (Accg) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

A clear understanding of consumer behaviour is critical for developing and evaluating effective marketing strategies. This subject provides a theoretical grounding in the field of customer behaviour examining both the internal and external human factors affecting behaviour and decision-making. It develops an awareness and understanding of customers as the central focus of marketing action, and discusses relevant theories developed in marketing, psychology and other behavioural sciences. This subject develops students’ abilities to apply customer behaviour concepts to marketing problems.

BUS104 Introduction to Marketing

BUS700 Economics

Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core
M Professional Accounting Core
M Accounting Elective

The subject is a broad-based treatment of contemporary economics and its business applications. It covers microeconomics (dealing with the behaviour of consumers, resource-owners and businesses, the choices and decisions they make and the effects of these decisions on others and on the economy as a whole) and macroeconomics (including issues such as GDP and economic growth, inflation and unemployment, government fiscal and monetary policies, and financial systems).

None.

BUS702 Business Law

Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core
M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core

Students studying will learn the history, ethical framework and basic structures of the Australian Legal System. They will also learn how to research legal problems using both hardcopy and online resources. The main areas of substantive law covered are property including securities, tort & crime, contract, competition and consumer protection, agency, insurance, insolvency and an introduction to business structures including trusts.

None.

BUS707 Applied Business Research

Grad Dip Bus Core
M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core

BUS707 Applied Business Research provides students with a thorough understanding of the research process and concepts and designs appropriate for applied research problems in their area of study, and builds an awareness and appreciation for ethical issues involved in research. An examination of different methodologies will enable students to select and justify their choice from a range of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies for their research proposal. When undertaken by MPA students, the subject is designed to allow them to develop a research topic and design for their Research Project (BUS710 Research Project).

None.

BUS709 Communication in Business

Grad Cert Bus Core
Grad Dip Bus Core
M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert IT Core
Grad Dip IT Core
M IT Core

Highly developed skills in communication, analysis, teamwork and negotiation are crucial for enhancing success in academic study and a career in business. This subject provides a strong foundation in effective communication skills and practice with a variety of writing and presentation styles for a variety of audiences. You will develop negotiation, research and critical thinking skills and an appreciation of ethical practice by working on case studies and role plays, discussing cultural issues and leadership challenges, and analysing complex and ambiguous information.

None.

BUS710 Research Project (Note: replacing BUS703 Research Project)

M Professional Accounting Core

This subject is one of the two alternate capstone subjects for the course and provides experience and supervision in a significant research project related to the course. This subject focuses on both the conceptual and operational aspects of doing research and evaluating existing research in business. This project will be completed in a manner customary to workplace business research. Students will implement the research proposed in their Research Proposal from BUS707 Applied Business Research. Students will design, trial and implement data collection, analyse findings and document their findings in a written thesis and a presentation at a professional seminar.

Students will work in small groups in conjunction with their supervisor, becoming more deeply involved in the stages of the research process. The emphasis of this subject is on the application of research knowledge gained in other subjects as well as the skills developed in this subject, culminating in presentations at a seminar of their peers and academic staff.

Satisfactory completion of 12 subjects (or 8 subjects with a credit average) including BUS707 Applied Business Research.

ECO100 Introduction to Economics

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
Dip Accg Core
Dip Mgt Core

This subject is an introduction to economics. The first half of the subject deals with microeconomic issues focusing on the behaviour of individual economic agents (consumers, resource-owners, businesses), with the choices and decisions made by these agents and with the effects of these decisions on other agents. The second half deals with key macroeconomic issues such as GDP, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy with taxes and government spending, monetary policy with interest rates and money supply, the exchange rate, the current and capital accounts, other government economic policies related to these issues, and the impact of changes in such policies and economic environment on national and global economy as a whole, including financial markets, households and firms.

It is expected that upon completion of this subject students will have a sufficiently good working knowledge of basic economic theory and practice to be able to read and understand economic commentaries in sources such as the Australian Financial Review, The Economist, the finance section of the daily newspapers and various business and financial journals.

None.

FIN200 Corporate Financial Management

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

Corporate Financial Management is about the financial management of business enterprises. It is an applied subject which covers the management of a business’s finances from the perspective of the financial manager. Although the subject has prime relevance to large companies which are listed on the stock exchange, the principles of corporate management apply for the most part to all types of business enterprises, both large and small.

ACC100 Introduction to Accounting

FIN201 Investment Management

B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
B BUS (Accg) Elective

The subject provides an overview of the theory of investing and capital markets, covering domestic and global markets, investor preferences, asset allocation, security selection, risk versus return, characteristics of debt and equity markets, financial instruments, valuation models, futures and forward contracts, portfolio management and performance evaluation, in the setting of current financial events.

ACC100 Intro to Accounting
AND
FIN200 Corporate Financial Management

FIN203 Banking and Finance (Note: replaces FIN202 Financial Institutions)

B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
B BUS (Accg) Elective

This subject provides an introduction to the theory and analytical techniques relevant to the management of Australian financial institutions in the global environment. It examines the major financial risks faced by Australian banks, methods of measuring and managing these risks and government interventions.

ACC100 Intro to Accounting
AND
FIN200 Corporate Financial Management

FIN204 Microfinance

B BUS (Accg) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

Microfinance is a relatively new approach in the finance industry, delivering a range of varied financial services to poor and socially marginalised people, particularly women, who are not able to obtain financial services from – or are generally ignored by – traditional financial institutions. This subject is an introduction to microfinance. It examines the origins, motivations, operations, services, impacts, major risks and government interventions relating to what is now a major industry across many countries, helping many millions of people to become self-sufficient. It provides insights into this expanding area as well as case studies to illustrate its impacts, benefits and limitations.

ACC100 Intro to Accounting
AND
FIN200 Corporate Financial Management

FIN700 Financial Management

Grad Dip Bus Core
M Accounting Core
M Professional Accounting Core
Grad Cert Bus Elective

This subject provides a practical understanding of corporate financial management, portfolio management and the tools of financial decision-making and covers financial mathematics, investment and financing decisions, introduction to portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and risk management.

None.

ICT100 Foundations of Information Systems

B IT Core

Organisations are constantly reshaped by internal and external forces. Information is one of these forces. Businesses and organisations use various types of information systems to support their processes and adapt to changes in their environment. Companies are continually looking for innovative ways to use information systems for competitive advantage. This subject familiarises students with these management information systems, which form an important part of business today and provides a rigorous foundation for system design and database management. It also explores how information systems support business models used by companies operating in the digital world.

None.

ICT101 Discrete Mathematics for IT

B IT Core

Discrete mathematics is the science of counting. It is used to analyse processes with a finite number of steps such as computer programs. The subject focuses on the mathematical concepts in discrete mathematics, with an emphasis on computing and information systems. Topics include algorithms, logic, functions, recursion, graphs and trees. In this subject, you will practise solving problems using mathematical reasoning and appropriate technology, communicate mathematical ideas and explore the applications of mathematics in computing.

None.

ICT102 Introduction to Programming

B IT Core

This subject provides an introduction to programming and the fundamental principles of programming using objects. It utilises the Java programming language and covers programming concepts such as data types, control structures, strings, files, input/output and an introduction to classes, objects and programming methods. At the end of this subject students will have an understanding of fundamental computational concepts along with a range of problem solving techniques using the Java programming language.

None.

ICT103 Systems Analysis and Design

B IT Core

Businesses and organisations use various types of information systems to support the many processes needed to carry out their business functions. Each information system has a particular purpose or focus, and each has a life of its own. This “life of its own” concept is called the systems development life cycle (SDLC), and it includes the entire process of planning, building, deploying, using, updating, and maintaining an information system. This subject provides a broad understanding of systems analysis and design (SAD), and mainly deals with software development activities. It focuses on functional and non-functional requirements gathering, planning and designing of software systems.

ICT100 Foundations of Information Systems

ICT104 Program Design and Development

B IT Core

Programming is a vital skill that enables problem solving through the use of computers across a range of disciplines. This subject covers intermediate and advanced features of the Java programming language as a continuation of ICT102 Introduction to Programming. Topics covered include object-oriented programming concepts of inheritance, interfaces, abstract classes, abstract methods, and polymorphism. Students will learn about implementing Java’s graphical FX components and Java Applets, and acquire practical knowledge of developing Java programs.

ICT102 Introduction to Programming

ICT106 Data Communications and Networks

B IT Core

The subject provides the foundation knowledge of computer and network infrastructure. Students study the physical and logical components of ICT including the concepts and terminologies relating to computers and networking. Specifically, the subject focuses on computer architecture components, operating systems, network evolution, network hardware, network protocols and security. This subject provides the pre-requisite knowledge required for advanced networking and security courses.

None.

ICT200 Database Design and Development

B IT Core

This subject will provide the student with an overall understanding of database development, concepts and theory. Students will learn to design and build a database from data analysis, normalisation, mapping a specific database model. The relational model is emphasised and introduced using structured queried language (SQL) for creating and manipulating databases in both MS Access and SQL Server environments. Assignment work includes the analysis, design, and implementation of a database using SQL queries in SQL Server environment.

ICT103 Systems Analysis and Design

ICT201 Computer Organisation and Architecture

B IT Core

This subject provides a broad understanding of Computer Organisation and Architecture. It covers the internal functioning of computer hardware systems and operating systems and the way computer operations are managed. This subject explains algorithms and data structures used in controlling the functioning of a computer through rules and methods that describe the functionality, organisation and implementation of computer systems. Security aspects of operating systems are also covered.

ICT103 Systems Analysis and Design

ICT203 Human Computer Interaction

B IT Core

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is the study of the design, implementation and evaluation of computer-based applications, focusing particularly on the interfaces between people (users) and computers. In this subject, students learn about the novel ways in which humans interact with computers and design interfaces. This includes the designing of easy-to-use Web-based applications and development phases, both physical and psychological, usability testing, accessibility and analytics. Students will learn to use web-authoring tools to turn design of computer-based applications into working examples. These tools include HTML5 and CSS3.

ICT200 Database Design and Development

ICT204 Project Management

B IT Core

This subject explores the discipline of project management (PM) and presents both traditional and non-traditional views of PM within the context of large and small Information technology projects. The subject introduces students to the essential project management concepts and methods of two of the most highly-used project management methodologies in the ICT industry: PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) and Agile. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of how PM is accomplished through use of these differing methodologies and understand in what project context each is best used to achieve successful project execution and completion. At the end of this subject, students will be able to apply both PMBOK and Agile project management concepts and methods to information systems and information technology projects in the workplace and perform effectively as a member of a PM team.

ICT103 Systems Analysis and Design

ICT205 Cyber Security

B IT Core

As the Internet becomes more pervasive, so do security threats to our computer systems and communications. Cybersecurity affects the social and economic health of the world. This subject provides students with a grounding in security technology and the fundamentals of encryption systems. Students will learn about types of attacks, access control and authentication, firewalls, wireless network security, intrusion detection systems, and cryptographic techniques and their applications.

ICT106 Data Communications and Networks

ICT272 Web Design and Development

B IT Core

This subject focuses on web design and development. ASP.NET is a web application framework developed by Microsoft that allows developers to build dynamic web sites, web applications and XML web services. ASP.NET can be used to create anything from small, personal websites through to large, enterprise-class web applications. Students will apply their skills in creating a complex web-site structure; using naming conventions; manipulating images for the internet; writing basic web pages using tables and divs; providing navigation; creating interactive, functioning web sites. Students must include more complex features of HTML5 (e.g. canvas). Students will use jQuery Mobile development framework and ASP.NET for all site development and integrate jQuery Mobile into Web Forms, to construct browser-friendly output from the server for mobile devices.

ICT103 System Analysis and Design
AND
ICT104 Program Design and Development
AND
ICT 200 Database Design and Development

ICT274 E-commerce

B IT Core

This subject covers current E-commerce business strategies and models, and the associated, underpinning E-commerce infrastructure, software, security and payments systems. Students will consider the issues and solutions associated with the growing use of E-commerce and digital marketing by large and small organisations, consumers and society.

None.

ICT275 Innovation and Technology Management

B IT Core

Globalisation, radical technological innovation and an increasingly transient consumer base have increased the pressure for organisations to become innovative. This subject takes a view of information technology and impact of social, ethical and environmental implications of technological innovation that extends beyond the province of business applications built and used by a single organisation. You will see the importance of innovation, learn how organisations can commercialise their technological innovations and examine how the associated risks and benefits might be managed. Through the open innovation paradigm you will see how internal and external ideas can be brought together and how innovations can be transferred inward and outward through licensing, joint ventures and spin-offs.

None.

ICT301 Information Technology Project

B IT Core

The subject is designed for final year students. It provides an opportunity to complete an information technology project related to each student’s professional interests, and includes the necessary preparation for the project. Student will be asked to participate in project work including peer reviews. The main features of the subject are: Group-based project; learning collaboration, reflection, self-regulation methods through learning by doing; learning important steps that are used in projects in large organisations; role development in projects; and developing different project artefacts (e.g. requirements, design, prototypes) and activities (e.g., documenting, testing, implementing, reviewing). Students are required to apply, synthesize and demonstrate the skills that they have developed in earlier information technology subjects. Students work in groups guided by an academic supervisor or industry mentor. Students are required to develop an integrated solution with a technical specification to real-world system requirements. The activities involve requirements capture, analysis and design, coding, and testing. Suitable projects are sourced from external organisations or within KOI.

ICT104 Program Design and Development
AND
ICT272 Web Design and Development, plus 40 credit points

ICT302 Information Technology Project 2

B IT Core

This subject focuses on the detailed design and implementation of the requirements generated in ICT 301 Information Technology Project 1, as outlined in the requirement and specification document. Students work in groups to develop and deploy their information technology solution for their project. The subject is designed for final year students. It blends an understanding of the framework and models for delivering an information technology project with the management style required. Students are required to produce documents as deliverables and working systems where applicable. The documents will include developer documentation, user documentation and administrator documentation. In order to deliver a robust solution, students will need to choose and employ an appropriate project management methodology and technology.

It is recommended that students work in the same group they have worked with in ICT 301. However if circumstances require, they can choose to change the group as this subject will focus on design and implementation of already collected set of requirements. Individual students who have previously failed this subject will be allocated to a different group and work on an already collected set of requirements specifications.

ICT301 Information Technology Project 1
AND
ICT204 Project Management

ICT303 Professional Ethics in Computing

B IT Core

This subject will provide an understanding of ethical, legal, social and environmental issues related to the evolution of information technology in society. The topics include the professional code of conduct, intellectual property, privacy, data protection, quality assurance and IT compliance.

Successful completion of 48 credit points

ICT304 Enterprise Systems and Architecture

B IT Core

Enterprise architecture (EA) involves conducting an enterprise-wide analysis and designing, planning and implementing systems for the successful development and execution of business strategies in an organisation. This subject looks at the importance of enterprise architecture and systems to support business strategies. Students will gain knowledge of EA frameworks, including Zachman’s framework and TOGAF. Students will evaluate and compare alternative EA approaches, including planning for organisational change, change management and governance, documentation of an EA in standard formats, and modelling approaches.

ICT 103 System Analysis and Design
AND
ICT 204 Project Management

ICT370 Data Analytics

B IT Core

Data is everywhere. The amount of digital data that exists is growing at a rapid rate, doubling every two years, and is thus drastically changing the way we live. Massive amounts of data and information are collected every second by the internet, social media, sensors and networks all over the world. Business Intelligence (BI) frameworks must handle this data. Business intelligence requires data science that deals with data cleansing, preparing, integrating and analysing data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain. This subject focuses on the analysis and reporting of data and its applications to business intelligence. The subject helps you to combine technical and statistical skills, analytical thinking, and business acumen.

BUS105 Business Statistics

ICT371 Artificial Intelligence

B IT Core

The goal of Artificial Intelligence is to build software systems that behave “intelligently”. That is, do these computer systems “do the right thing” in complex environments? Do they act optimally given the limited information and computational resources available? How is this aim interpreted? This subject covers the core topics of Artificial Intelligence such as knowledge representation, reasoning, and learning. Students will learn to design and analyse autonomous agents that do the right thing in the face of limited computational resources and limited information. This subject examines agents that can effectively make decisions in fully observable, partially observable and adversarial environments, and agents that can adapt their actions by learning from experience.

ICT104 Program Design and Development and Successful completion of 48 credit points

ICT372 Mobile Computing

B IT Core

This subject focuses on mobile computing using mobile development techniques and environments. Students will learn to develop applications for current and emerging mobile computing devices, performing tasks at all stages of the application development life cycle from inception through to implementation and testing. Topics covered include app life cycle; small device programming; platform; web applications for mobile; cross platform development. Students then put these skills to use on an application idea of their choosing, and individually develop their idea into a complete, medium-sized mobile application.

ICT272 Web Design and Development
AND
ICT205 Cyber Security

ICT373 Cloud Computing

B IT Core

Cloud Computing is an emerging paradigm for utilising large-scale computing services over the Internet that will affect the computing needs of individuals and small and large organisations. The adoption of cloud computing reduces the need for in-house IT hardware and software and allows enterprises to leverage IT services at a lower cost. This subject will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental aspects of cloud computing. The key concepts include the business drivers for cloud computing adoption, basic design, delivery and deployment models, and security and management. A range of cases of cloud computing and the variety of infrastructures used for their implementation will be discussed using industry aligned, vendor-neutral terms and descriptions.

ICT106 Data Communication and Networks

ICT710 IT Governance and Emerging Technologies

Grad Cert IT Core
Grad Dip IT Core
M IT Core

This subject will build the knowledge and skills required to successfully contribute to the development, management and integration of strategic computer-based systems within an organisational setting. The subject provides a business, government and management perspective of IT, outlining the important IT governance frameworks used by businesses, governments, managers and IT professionals as well as leaders to achieve the best possible organisational outcomes from strategic investments in IT. It identifies the major current trends and IT applications being used by organisations and examines contemporary areas of concern such as security, privacy and ethics. The subject also considers key emerging IT technologies and examines how they may affect businesses, governments, IT professionals and leaders in the near future.

None.

ICT711 Programming and Algorithms

Grad Cert IT Core
Grad Dip IT Core
M IT Core

This subject extends the coverage of programming basics to concepts of exception handling, advanced arrays, inheritance for program design and implementation in Java. Program design and complexities of different algorithms are evaluated to assist in problem solving. An object-oriented framework is employed to develop a deeper knowledge of computational problem-solving through the use of established algorithms and programming methodologies, strategies and techniques.

ICT701 Programming Fundamentals (for MIT students from a non-cognate background only)

ICT712 Information Technology Project Management

Grad Dip IT Core
M IT Core

This subject presents project management concepts and frameworks aligning with PMBOK and Agile methodologies. Students will develop the skills to scope an ICT project, prepare proposals and manage a project on time and within budget. The group project allows students to apply their project management and communication skills in a project life cycle through working on an IT project within a dedicated team. Key issues, such as legal, ethical, time management and social issues, related to contemporary project management methodologies are analysed and discussed.

Satisfactory completion of four subjects

ICT713 Advanced Database Design and Development

Grad Dip IT Core
M IT Core

This subject examines advanced areas of database design, implementation, and management. There is a strong emphasis on functional design and database implementation. Students will create and compare data and database design models with Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) and Extended Entity Relationship Diagrams (EERDs). Strategies for data and database administration (DBA) for managerial, technical, and security roles are highlighted. The subject will also cover advanced topics including databases over the Internet, cloud data services, transaction management, database performance, distributed databases, business intelligence for decision making, big data, and NoSQL.

None.

ICT722 Information Security

Grad Dip IT Elective
M IT Elective

Information is a critical asset for every business and needs to be protected. This subject presents security activities, methods and procedures which protect information assets in an organisation. The key issues related to the protection of these assets include identification of the need for security, levels of protection, response to security incidents, and the design of effective information security systems. The subject will examine legal, ethical and professional issues related to the inspection and protection of information assets. The subject covers the detection of and reaction to information security threats to enable students to develop an information security plan to protect an organisation.

None.

ICT723 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing

Grad Dip IT Elective
M IT Elective

Note: GDIT students from a non-cognate background do not have any elective subjects

Cloud computing is a widely accepted IT technology currently implemented by an increasing number of organisations around the world. Cloud services replace investment in infrastructure and can accelerate business innovation by providing the rapid scaling needed to solve ever-increasing computing and storage requirements. This subject is designed to provide fundamental skills and knowledge of cloud computing and of cloud enabling technologies such as virtualisation. The subject enables students to consider various design issues and to address common challenges in implementing modern cloud applications. Students will become familiar with service-oriented architecture, serverless computing and the adoption of cloud services in the design and development of new business applications. Students will gain practical experience working with cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and virtualisation technologies such as the VMWare ESXi environment.

None.

ICT724 Intelligent Systems

Grad Dip IT Elective
M IT Elective

Intelligent systems are a computer-based approach to decision making using artificial intelligence. These systems learn from, and adapt to, a changing and unknown environment to respond to a wide range of real world problems. They are in use all around us from traffic lights to high-end medical technology. This subject will enable students to apply machine learning, fuzzy logic, search, expert systems, neural networks, and peripheral techniques to develop intelligent systems. Students will be required to work on a business case study to apply these techniques to a real world problem and make a convincing argument to executive management when promoting data-driven changes.

None.

ICT725 User Experience and Mobile Application Development

Grad Dip IT Elective
M IT Elective

Note: GDIT students from a non-cognate background do not have any elective subjects

Successful technological innovations, such as the iPhone, have highlighted the importance of usability – the ease of access and/or use of a product, website, or app. In order to design for usability, this subject provides an in-depth understanding of user interaction design theories, principles and practices. It examines user-centred design methodologies, particularly in the context of the user experience. Students will apply these methodologies to develop prototypes and a functioning cross-platform mobile application. Contemporary issues related to the design of interfaces for emerging technologies will also be explored.

None.

ICT726 Web Development

Grad Dip IT Elective
M IT Elective

Note: GDIT students from a non-cognate background do not have any elective subjects

This subject introduces students to the development of interactive, dynamic websites and web applications. Topics include website security, website administration, content management systems and search engine optimisation (SEO). Students will gain experience in a range of web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, PHP MySQL and XML. These skills will allow students to design dynamic websites that are functional, usable and accessible.

ICT711 Programming and Algorithms

ICT728 Capstone Project 1

M IT Core

This subject gives students the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired during their course of study in the Master of Technology (MIT) program. Students undertake a real world industry based project integrated across the two subjects ICT728 Capstone Project 1 and ICT729 Capstone Project 2. Academic and industry experts provide workshops for students each week on aspects related to IT projects.

Students are encouraged to identify and select their project according to their interests prior to the start of the trimester. Subject coordinators will provide support and assist students in this process if students experience difficulty in finding an appropriate industry project.

For their capstone project, students engage in the entire process of solving a real world information technology project in terms of systems proposal, design, implementation, evaluation, and report writing. Work in each assessment builds towards the final report which is to be completed at the end of ICT729. In ICT728 students are required to finalise the project topic, scope, proposal, literature review, and design method for their capstone project.

Satisfactory completion of eight subjects including ICT712 Information Technology Project Management

ICT729 Capstone Project 2

M IT Core

This subject gives students the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired during their course of study in the Master of Technology (MIT) program. This subject prepares students for developing and implementing real world industry based projects working in a team environment.

The capstone project is integrated across the two subjects ICT728 Capstone Project 1 and ICT729 Capstone Project 2. In this subject students will evaluate their proposal and design developed in ICT728 Capstone Project 1 and move to the implementation stage.

As with ICT728, academic and industry experts will provide workshops for students every week on aspects related to IT projects. Students will meet regularly with both the academic and industry supervisors to shape the project to meet the scope and requirements. At the completion of the project, students will provide a comprehensive final report which covers all of the project development phases. The final project implementation will be presented to students, academic supervisors and industry supervisors (where available).

ICT728 Capstone Project 1

ICT740 Applied Cybersecurity

Grad Dip IT Elective
M IT Core

Note: GDIT students from a non-cognate background do not have any elective subjects

This subject provides students with practical techniques to help achieve digital security. The mechanisms and prominent techniques used to tackle sophisticated attacks will be highlighted. Digital security for operating systems, databases, and servers will be covered including designs, implementations, and configurations to apply security measures and principles to protect these systems. The subject also examines the framework of cybersecurity, safety principles and guidelines. Practical experience will be gained using a range of tools designed to enforce security and privacy. Students will perform guided exploitation attacks in practical sessions to experiment with popular practices in hacking.

ICT722 Information Security

ICT741 Digital Forensics

M IT Elective
Grad Dip IT Elective

Note: GDIT students from a non-cognate background do not have any elective subjects

Digital forensics refers to the science of the recovery and investigation of data from digital devices. It is most often used in dealing with computer crime, but can be used in other instances such as data recovery. This subject introduces students to the emerging and evolving field of digital forensics with hands-on labs and practical exercises. Students will learn about data acquisition and validation processes in relation to investigating networks, files, operating systems, email, mobile devices and web services. Professional issues such as ethical responsibilities and legislative requirements will be examined. Students will be introduced to presenting forensic reports and testimony as an expert witness.

ICT722 Information Security

ICT742 Cloud Privacy and Security

M IT Elective
Grad Dip IT Elective

There are many businesses, government agencies, and other organisations that have adopted cloud computing to provide cost effective, highly available and reliable services to their users. However, the use of cloud-based solutions in organisations raises significant risks related to security and privacy. In this subject students will become familiar with the fundamentals of security, privacy and trust within cloud systems. Students will develop a security solution for a business application using cloud services. They will develop the practical and research skills necessary to evaluate and implement trustworthy and secure applications.

ICT722 Information Security

ICT743 Internet of Things Security

M IT Elective
Grad Dip IT Elective

Note: GDIT students from a non-cognate background do not have any elective subjects

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables everyday objects to communicate by connecting to the Internet. IoT is expanding rapidly as both businesses and consumers adopt smart technologies. This subject provides fundamental knowledge about applications of the IoT and an understanding of the need for security and privacy for these applications. Students will gain practical experience in developing a secure IoT application in a simulated environment. The subject highlights the differences between specific IoT related security complexities with security complexities related to non-IoT technologies.

ICT722 Information Security

MGT100 Introduction to Management

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
Dip Accg Core
Dip Mgt Core

The subject describes the management of organisations, the way work and systems are organised and managed and the impact on individuals, stakeholders and societies, paying particular attention to social and ethical responsibilities. The subject will also focus on the key management activities of leading and team management.

None.

MGT200 Organisational Behaviour

B BUS (Accg) Core
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

The subject of study focuses on the individual and group processes of organisational behaviour, motivation, teamwork and performance, the effects of different communication styles, types of conflict, leadership, and the skills for contributing to organisational effectiveness and effective change. The cultural, ethical and social concerns of organisational behaviour are reviewed.

BUS106A Intro to Business – A
OR
MGT100 Intro to Management
AND
BUS100 Professional Communication Skills (previously named Business Study Skills)

MGT201 Cross Cultural Management

B BUS (Accg) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

The subject provides conceptual and theoretical frameworks for developing an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these cultural differences impact on organisations and how they constrain communication and knowledge transfer. The subject also considers strategies for leading, managing and valuing the diversity within organisations.

MGT100 Introduction to Management
OR
MGT106B Introduction to Business – B

MGT202 The Learning Organisation

B BUS (Accg) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject is designed to develop students’ sensitivity to the importance of learning in organisations. It enables students to evaluate the individual and collective processes of learning as well as organisational practices that enable learning in organisations. By integrating current Organisational Learning and Learning Organisation perspectives, the subject emphasises the link between learning and the broader strategic and socio-cultural contexts of organisations. On a practical level, the subject assists students in developing their learning skills for academic and professional purposes.

BUS106A Intro to Business – A
OR
BUS100 Professional Communication Skills (previously named Business Study Skills)
AND
MGT200 Organisational Behaviour

MGT203 Operations Management

B BUS (Accg) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective
B IT Elective

Operations Management is the planning, scheduling, and control of the activities that transform inputs into finished goods and services. The subject focuses on the growing importance of operations management to all types of businesses/industries. It teaches the principles of operations management and its role in achieving competitiveness by designing goods, services, processes and facilities, forecasting demand, scheduling operations, and managing inventory and capacity. It also covers the role of information technology in running efficient operations and the mapping and improvement of organisational processes. The subject develops students’ reflective skills and ability to analyse, consolidate and synthesise complex information to solve operational inefficiencies and maximise customer satisfaction.

None

MGT300 Logistics Management

B BUS (Accg) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core

This subject describes logistics management as a critical company function playing a key role in fulfilling customer demands, ordering and managing inventory, controlling inbound and outbound shipments, reducing costs, saving time, and meeting company objectives. All elements of logistics management are covered which include transport, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfilment, customer service, inventory management and reverse logistics. Ethical issues and sustainability are also discussed.

MGT100 Introduction to Management
OR
BUS100 Professional Business Skills

MGT301 Change Management

B BUS (Accg) Elective
B BUS (MGT and FIN) Elective

This subject deals with the environmental and organisational sources of change, the theoretical frameworks and models of organisational change, the analytical tools used to identify and understand them and to identify what can go wrong when organisations implement change. It also looks at techniques to develop sound managerial responses for effective and sustainable management of change.

MGT200 Organisational Behaviour

MGT302 Strategic Management

B BUS (MGT and FIN) Core
B BUS (Accg) Elective

The subject investigates the role of strategic management from a comprehensive collection of ongoing activities and processes that organisations use to systematically coordinate and align resources throughout an organisation. It examines the nature of organisational objectives, capabilities and strategies, an in particular, the role of corporate and business strategies as determinants of superior performance. Topics include evaluating the strategic environment, industry and competitive analysis, formulating mission and setting objectives, strategy selection and implementation, and strategic control. Also considered are corporate social responsibility and environmental and sustainable strategies.

BUS100 Professional Communication Skills (previously named Business StudySkills)
AND
MGT200 Organisational Behaviour

MGT702 Human Resource Management

Grad Cert Bus Elective
Grad Dip Bus Elective
M Accounting Elective
M Professional Accounting Elective
Grad Dip TESOL Elective
MA TESOL Elective

The subject explores the role of human resource management (HRM) in the management of organisations and its contributions to their success. Human resource (HR) processes and practices and real cases are studied in a variety of contexts and from the viewpoint of employees and managers in a range of roles.

None.

TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL Core

This core subject is the foundation of the program and deals with classroom methodology for teaching English. The subject provides opportunities for classroom observation and practice teaching. The subject provides essential preparation for ESL teaching from both academic and practical perspectives.
The subject contains a practicum placement during the second half of the course. Students receive support and feedback from experienced mentors throughout the process. The practicum placement is co-assessed with TSL704 Curriculum Development.

TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development.

TSL701 Linguistics for Language Teaching

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL Core

A foundation in linguistics, particularly systems of English grammar, is essential knowledge for the teacher in analysing texts and evaluating their students’ language competencies. The approach in this subject is based on a functional model of language.
The functional model of language claims that because language is for getting things done, the structures of language should be seen as organised for that purpose; namely its functions. This is different to formal theories of grammar in that it demonstrates what language does and then identifies the elements of grammar that are used to carry them out. It looks at how language is used in communication and how the parts of language relate to each other to fulfil their roles in communication.

None.

TSL702 Learning an Additional Language

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL Core

This core subject addresses the theory and practice of second language acquisition and the impact of culture. Students learn and exemplify how first language acquisition differs from second language learning, according to the theories Behaviourist, Universal Grammar and Cognitivist theories. Students are taught how their own cultural background relates to language and how that shapes their view of the world. They learn how their own language and culture affects their attitude to interaction with people from other cultures.

None.

TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development

Grad Cert TESOL Core
Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL Core

This core subject complements TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies and focuses on the student as intending teacher using various approaches for the development and design of English language courses and their delivery. The emphasis is on planning and evaluating teaching approaches and materials in various contexts, including the use of online teaching and learning, and frameworks for curriculum change.
The student teacher learns how to plan a coherent segment to teach their students based on what she/he has learned. The approach is designed to help students plan teaching courses for all levels of general and academic English. Students will show they understand and use the literature outlining how to teach such programs.

None.

TSL705 Language Testing and Assessment

Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL Core

This subject builds on TSL701 Linguistics for Language Teaching to analyse tests for language assessment, such as IELTS and TOEFL, and their validity in a range of contexts, to interpret test scores, and to discuss curriculum approaches which use assessment to assist students to learn. The social and ethical dimensions of language testing receive prominent attention.
Since the students are at the one time being evaluated/assessed themselves and preparing to evaluate/assess others, this unit is one in which they have to ‘look both ways’. They have to examine how they react to the different types of assessment/evaluation and ask themselves how they would use them in their own classrooms. They have to learn to moderate their demands according to the background of the students and the level that is required.

TSL701 Linguistics for Language Teaching

TSL706 New Technologies and New Literacies in Language Teaching

Grad Dip TESOL Elective
MA TESOL Elective

This subject aims to show how new media are affecting the way students learn and engage with learning materials. The subject will investigate how and why new literacies practices can be incorporated into the teaching of language using popular culture. The topics include new approaches to literacy, analysis of popular cultural texts and social networking sites, and understanding the popular cultural practices of children and young people. The subject includes the application of new technologies and online materials in language teaching.

None.

TSL711 Intercultural Communication

Grad Dip TESOL Elective
MA TESOL Elective

This elective subject builds on TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies to explore the importance of culture in language teaching and learning and encourages students to develop their skills in intercultural literacy and communication. The subject also explores the causes and effects of the global spread of English and the implications of English being both a global and a local language in many parts of the world.

TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies

TSL712 English for Academic and Specific Purposes

Grad Dip TESOL Elective
MA TESOL Elective

This subject builds on TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development and explores the methods and materials for teaching English for Specific Purposes in a range of professional and academic settings. A major focus is on English for Academic Purposes oriented to the needs of tertiary students for language support and writing skills tailored to their discipline.

TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development

TSL713 Research Methods of TESOL

Grad Dip TESOL Core
MA TESOL Core

TSL713 Research Methods of TESOL provides students with a thorough understanding of the research process; concepts and designs appropriate for different business problems, and build an awareness and appreciation for ethical issues involved in research. An examination of different methodologies will enable students to select and justify their choice from a range of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies for their research proposal. When undertaken by Master of Arts (TESOL) students, the subject is designed to allow them to develop a research topic and design for their Research Project (TSL714 Research Project).

None.

TSL714 Research Project (double subject weight)

MA TESOL Core

(Note: this subject replaces TSL714 Research Project (4 credit points plus one (1) elective).

The subject is offered only on approval from the CEO & Dean.

This subject is one of the two alternate capstone subjects for the course and provides experience and supervision in a significant research project. This subject focuses on both the conceptual and operational aspects of doing research and evaluating existing research in TESOL. Students will usually implement the research proposed in their Research Proposal from TSL713 Research Methods of TESOL. Students will design, trial and implement data collection, analyse findings and document their findings in a written thesis and a presentation at a professional seminar.
Students will work in conjunction with their supervisor, becoming more deeply involved in the stages of the research process related. The emphasis of this subject is on the application of research knowledge gained in other subjects as well as the skills developed in this subject, culminating in presentations at a seminar of their peers and academic staff.
As a double weighted subject, it provides students with the opportunity to carry out a more substantial and comprehensive research activity than the single weighted research project subject. Students may choose to develop a new research proposal rather than continuing with the one they developed in TSL713. In that case, the work will begin with designing the project, considering applicable ethical dimensions and preparing the research proposal. Once the proposal is approved, they become more deeply involved in the stages of the research process related to a critical review of the literature, development of the data collection method, collection of the data, analysis of the findings, and determination of conclusions.

Eight completed TESOL subjects including TSL713 Research Methods of TESOL

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