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COM5011 - Industry Research Thesis

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit requires the completion of a minor thesis (18,000 words) on an approved communications related topic, usually one with an industry focus. With guidance from the supervisor (s), it allow the student to undertake advanced level research and produce a substantial piece of writing which advances knowledge in the selected area of research.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for understanding and engaging in advanced research:
  2. An ability to design, write and edit a research thesis;
  3. An ability at advanced level to analyse and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches relating to the communication industries and communication issues;
  4. The capacity to contribute advanced knowledge in the chosen area of research;
  5. An enhanced intellectual independence, and greater self-reliance and critical distance in intellectual and professional activity


Thesis (18,000) : 100%

Contact hours

Regular meeting with allocated supervisor(s)


Completion of 48 points with a distinction average at fourth year level of subjects offered in the Master of Communications and Media Studies program