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FAHE13002 - Special Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course gives students an opportunity to undertake a project of their choice in a communication discipline in which they have already done a substantial amount of study. The project could involve researching an academic topic (eg. in cultural studies or journalism) or involve using practical skills (eg. media production) or relate to a work placement in an approved organisation (eg. in public relations). NOTE: The course is only offered subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who will stipulate the precise assessment task(s) to be completed by the student. Students considering this course are advised to contact the Program Administrator 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 There are no pre-requisites for the 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 - 2013

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online
Rockhampton

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 100%

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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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: Self reflection
Feedback
Learning and teaching arrangement
Recommendation
Student's satisfactory rate of this unit was very high over the past 3 years. The UC will add a guide in the unit's Moodle site to help students to negotiate learning and teaching arrangements with their supervisors.
Action Taken
A guideline on how to work with the supervisor has been provided in the 'Orientation' and 'Week 1' of the unit's Moodle site.
Source: UC self-assessment
Feedback
Working with supervisor
Recommendation
The unit offers a valuable opportunity for students to undertake research projects, study tours and work placements alike. Working effectively with the supervisor is critical for the learning of this unit. It is recommended to continue to help students to effectively work with their supervisors in their learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Meet pre-established objectives and criteria for the work placement/project
  2. Participate in and successfully complete a variety of public relations, media production, organisational communication or journalism related tasks
  3. Analyse and assess the work practices - process and content - relating to the negotiated placement/project.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
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