Monash University Handbooks 2008

COM5004 - Industry Research Project

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: John Arnold and Dr Mark Gibson


City (Melbourne) First semester 2008 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Second semester 2008 (Day)


An industry project to be undertaken in the final semester during the MA of Communications and Media studies. It offers students the opportunity to reflect on their work (or other) experience from within the perspectives on 'communication' explored in the course. A project supervisor is appointed. Industry internship or placements are not required, but students are welcome to organise these.


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

  1. Increased knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for independent research,
  2. An enhanced capacity to formulate and research communication issues,
  3. An enhanced capacity to analyze and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches to the planning, writing and editing of a research topic
  4. A capacity to design, manage, and carry out a research project


9000 words: 100%



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