Digital Communication and Culture

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Digital Communication and Culture

Master of Digital Communication and Culture

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 42 credit points from elective units of study.
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units outside those listed in the table, including:
(ii) a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.
(c) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study

Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 24 credit points from elective units of study.
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units outside those listed in the table.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Core

ARIN6902
Internet Cultures and Governance
6      Semester 1
ARIN6904
Games and Mixed Realities
6      Semester 2
ARIN6905
Digital Audiences and Communities
6      Semester 1
ARIN6903
Digital Media and Society
6      Semester 2
ARIN6906
Emerging Technologies and Issues
6      Semester 2

Capstone

MECO6904
Dissertation Part 1
6    P 24 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
C MECO6939
N MECO6928 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6905
Dissertation Part 2
6    P 48 credit points, including MECO6904 from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6928 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In addition to the prerequisites, students must: 1) achieve strong credit marks (70+) in their core units in order to meet host organisation expectations around skill-sets; 2) achieve a pass result on a pass/fail diagnostic skills test that assesses workplace readiness
Intensive December
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6935
Professional Project
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6939

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6932
Advanced Media Project
6    P 48 credit points including MECO6900 and (MECO6924 or MECO6925 or MECO6941)
N MECO6928 or MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Open to Masters' students only
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6946
Industry Research Project
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables.
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6939 or MECO6932
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective

ARHT6930
Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
6      Semester 2
CISS6022
Cybersecurity
6      Intensive November
ENGL6970
Reading Magazines
6      Intensive April
GCST5210
Transforming Everyday Life
6      Semester 2
GCST5909
Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies
6      Semester 1
GCST6901
Cultural Policy
6      Semester 2
IDEA9103
Design Programming
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9105
Interface Design
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9106
Design Thinking
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5990
Professional Practice in IT
6    A Students enrolled in INFO5990 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor's degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have many years experience as a practising IT professional.


The main focus of the subject is to provide students with the necessary tools, basic skills, experience and adequate knowledge so they develop an awareness and an understanding of the responsibilities and issues associated with professional conduct and practice in the information technology sector. This unit is for MIT, MITM, MIT/MITM students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992
Understanding IT Innovations
6    P 24 credit points of units at 5000-level or above
N PMGT5875
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007
Project Management in IT
6    A Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor's degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
N PMGT5871
Semester 1
Semester 2
LNGS7006
Cross-Cultural Communication
6      Semester 2
MECO6900
News Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6902
Legal and Ethical Issues in Media Practice
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6908
Strategy Selection in Corporate PR
6      Semester 1
MECO6916
Editing and Proofreading
6      Semester 1
MECO6925
Online Journalism

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECO6926
International Media Practice
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6929
Chinese Media Studies in Global Contexts
6      Semester 2
MECO6930
Publication Design
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6934
Social Issues Marketing
6   

This unit will be offered in intensive and online modes.
Intensive October
Semester 2
MECO6936
Social Media Communication
6      Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 2
Semester 2a
MECO6938
The Interview
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1a
MECO6939
Research Methods
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECO6940
Theoretical Traditions and Innovations
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECO6941
Podcasting
6      Semester 2
MECO6942
Managing Social Media Communities
6      Intensive February
Intensive July
MFDI9303
Digital Effects for Film and Video
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MFDI9313
Digital Editing for Film and Video
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSM7036
Museums and the Digital
6      Semester 2b
SCLG6902
Ethics of Social Research

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCLG3003
Semester 1
USSC6919
Hollywood vs. Netflix
6      Semester 2
USSC6920
US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology
6      Semester 1
WMST6903
Gender, Media and Consumer Societies
6      Semester 1
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6   

Where students intend to complete both FASS7001 and FASS7002, they should undertake FASS7001 first then FASS7002. Do not enrol in both in one semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT6000
Professional Writing
6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing
6      Semester 1