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COMM13110 - Communication Project A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit gives students an opportunity to undertake a project of their choice in a professional communication discipline in which they have already done a substantial amount of study. The project is flexible and is designed by students in consultation with academic and workplace supervisors. It may involve academic research into professional communication practice; creative media practice; or professional communication-related work placement with an approved organisation (minimum 120 hours). The unit is offered subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who will work with the student to devise assessment tasks that will meet negotiated and specific project learning outcomes. Selected industry placements and research projects are available on a competitive basis. Students considering this unit are advised to contact the School or the Unit Coordinator prior to enrolment.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Students must have completed 48 credit points prior to taking this unit

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2014

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 90%
3. Practical Assessment 10%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations and emails
Feedback
Students appreciated the Zoom sessions where they could discuss their projects with teaching staff and their peers and the support of teaching staff throughout the term.
Recommendation
It is recommended to maintain the level of academic support and regular Zoom sessions throughout the term.
Action Taken
Students had the opportunity to link with the Unit Coordinator and other students through zoom sessions, where the projects and proposals were discussed.
Source: Student evaluations and emails
Feedback
Students appreciated the opportunity and freedom to do a project in their area of interest and the opportunity to do a work placement where they could gain 'real world' experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue having project options - media project, work placement and research paper.
Action Taken
Students continued to have a choice in their assessments, as negotiated with the Unit Coordinator.
Source: Have Your Say student evaluation
Feedback
The choice of either a Research Project or a work placement was appreciated - especially the option of the research project for those students who did not want to do a work placement, or who were unable to secure a work placement because of COVID lockdown.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue offering a choice in the assessment (work placement or research project), to best meet the needs of a variety of student cohorts.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student evaluation
Feedback
Research project needed more guidance.
Recommendation
It is recommended to include additional material about expected structure and format of the research project, beyond the use of exemplars, to ensure that students can make an informed decision about which assessment to choose, and to ensure there is sufficient academic guidance as students complete the research element.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Develop objectives and criteria for a professional communication project that upon successful completion will demonstrate knowledge at graduate level of professional communication practice; and
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and relevant skill at graduate level of professional communication practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment