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MECO6946: Industry Research Project

2024 unit information

This capstone unit is designed for students completing a second master's degree in the Media and Communications area at Sydney. This unit provides students with the opportunity to apply learning from their degree to the completion of a researched project relevant to their career goals. Working with the coordinator, students choose an academic essay, industry report, media campaign or journalism project. Learning is supported by training in literature reviewing and data collection, research methods, project planning and independent consultations.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Media and Communications

Code MECO6946
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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48 credit points from Digital Communication and Culture 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)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of a particular section of your chosen industry to identify and assess work in the appropriate genre
  • LO2. Demonstrate the use and value of research and analysis in responding to potential or emerging communication problems and opportunities
  • LO3. Effectively apply strategic and creative communication skills to complex challenges and opportunities.
  • LO4. Exercise critical judgement in relation to assessing possible solutions or treatments
  • LO5. Demonstrate initiative in engaging with industry professionals (where applicable) and apply learning in a practice environment.
  • LO6. Use information in critical, creative and scholarly thinking.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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