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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
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mark Gibson


Previously coded COM5280


The unit offers students an opportunity to undertake an extended supervised research project in communications or the media associated with an industry partner. Prior to the start of semester students are responsible for identifying and contacting a suitable industry partner and arranging the placement as well as seeking approval from the course co-ordinator. Students then formulate their research topic in consultation with their appointed supervisor and the industry partner. Students should work with the industry partner over a four to five week period. Students are not permitted to undertake the project in their usual place of work.


Students successfully completing this subject should have developed:

  1. An ability to develop an in-depth critical analysis of a project or firm associated with the communications or media industries;
  2. A capacity to undertake an independent research project;
  3. Practical work skills in an industry environment;
  4. An ability to translate between industry and scholarship in communications and media studies and to bring the two into productive relations.


Written Report (9000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mark Gibson

Contact hours

Placement in a communications or media industry, not less than 70 hours in total