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PUB5005 - Publishing Industry Project

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Nick Walker, John Arnold and David Dunstan


City First semester 2007 (Day)
City Second semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


An industry-relevant publishing project involving the preparation of a text for publication, a project based on an industry placement or a reading course on some aspect of the publishing industry or publishing history. Prior to the start of semester students are responsible for devising their topic as well as seeking approval from the course co-ordinator. The project is normally undertaken over the course of 13 weeks during a semester unit and is assessed by a suitably qualified staff member. Students are responsible to formulate their research topic in consultation with their supervisor.


  1. To provide students with an opportunity to undertake an extended industry-oriented research project focusing on a topic or topics of their particular interest.
  2. To develop students' capacity to draw on a range of suitable research methodologies.
  3. To develop students' capacity to undertake an analysis of suitable secondary data.
  4. To develop students' written communication skills.
  5. To develop students' capacity to tackle a particular issue, project or problem in depth.


Written work to the equivalent of 9000 words (9000 words) : 100%


PUB 4001, PUB4002 and PUB4003 or equivalent or with the approval of the co-ordinator.