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Digital Communication and Culture

Unit of study table

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.

 

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

Core 

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

Capstone

MECO6904
Dissertation Part 1 
6    24 credit points from Digital Communication and Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables 
MECO6928 or MECO6932 or MECO6935 or MECO6947 
MECO6905
Dissertation Part 2 
6    MECO6904 
MECO6928 or MECO6932 or MECO6935 or MECO6947 
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship 
6    48 credit points including 18 credit points of core units from Media Practice or Publishing or Strategic Public Relations or Health Communication or Digital Communication and Culture degree tables 
MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6932 or MECO6935 or MECO6947 
In addition to the prerequisites, students must: 1) achieve strong credit marks (70+) in at least 18 credit points of 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.
MECO6935
Professional Project 
6    48 credit points from Digital Communication and Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables 
MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6932 or MECO6947 
MECO6932
Advanced Video/TV Project 
6    48 credit points from Digital Communication and Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables including MECO6900 and MECO6924 
MECO6928 or MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6935 or MECO6947 
MECO6946
Industry Research Project 
6    48 credit points from Digital Communication and Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables and (MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6932 or MECO6935 or MECO6947
MECO6947
Advanced Audio Project 
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables, including (MECO6900 and MECO6941)
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6932 or MECO6935

Electives

ARHT6930
Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture 
6     
CISS6022
Cybersecurity 
6     
ENGL6970
Reading Magazines 
6     
GCST5210
Transforming Everyday Life 
6     
GCST5909
Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies 
6     
GCST6901
Cultural Policy 
6     
IDEA9103
Design Programming 
6     
IDEA9105
Interface Design 
6     
IDEA9106
Design Thinking 
6     
INFO5990
Professional Practice in IT 
6    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 
N OINF5990
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.
INFO5992
Understanding IT Innovations 
6    24 credit points of units at 5000-level or above 
N PMGT5875 OR OINF5992
INFO6007
Project Management in IT 
6    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 
PMGT5871 
LNGS7006
Cross-Cultural Communication 
6     
MECO6900
News Writing 
6     
MECO6902
Legal and Ethical Issues in Media Practice 
6     
MECO6908
Strategy Selection in Corporate PR 
6     
MECO6912
Political Public Relations 
6     
MECO6916
Editing and Proofreading 
6     
MECO6925
Online Journalism 

6     
MECO6926
International Media Practice 
6     
MECO6929
Chinese Media Studies in Global Contexts 
6     
MECO6930
Publication Design 
6     
MECO6934
Social Issues Marketing 
6   
This unit will be offered in intensive and online modes.
MECO6936
Social Media Communication 
6     
MECO6937
Producing Books in the Digital Age
6 P MECO6930
MECO6938
The Interview 
6     
MECO6939
Research Methods 
6    MECO6904 
MECO6940
Theoretical Traditions and Innovations 
6    MECO6904 
MECO6941
Podcasting 
6     
MECO6942
Managing Social Media Communities 
6     
MFDI9303
Digital Effects for Film and Video 
6     
MFDI9313
Digital Editing for Film and Video 
6     
MUSM7036
Museums and the Digital 
6     
USSC6919
Hollywood vs. Netflix 
6     
USSC6920
US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology 
6     
WMST6903
Gender, Media and Consumer Societies 

6     
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.
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing 
6     
WRIT6000
Professional Writing 

6     
WRIT6001
Professional Editing 

6