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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011


Previously coded PUB5004


Electronic and print production processes have converged effectively in most sectors of the publishing and communications industries. The professional editor, publisher and writer must now have an advanced understanding of the application of new publishing technologies, and of how these technologies affect their ways of working with others involved in the processes of publishing. The competence and productivity of the professional depends on such knowledge and its application, and this unit, which is vocational in character, provides the student with an invaluable basis of knowledge and skills for entry into the world of publishing, including scholarly publishing.


Upon completion of this subject the student should have acquired:1) an advanced understanding of electronic publication and of electronic publishing in the publishing and communications industries; 2) an understanding of the roles of the writer and editor in the creation and production of electronic publications; 3) a knowledge of the convergence of editorial and production processes for print and electronic publishing 4) an understanding of the techniques of writing and editing texts for electronic publication, including scholarly publications;5) a critical understanding of electronic publication for selected audiences.


Practical exercises including a field exercise report (2500 words): 25%Research essay (3000 words): 30%evaluation of multimedia product (1500 words): 20%Examination (2 hours): 25%

Contact hours

2 hours per week


48 points at 4th year level