ACX704 - Academic Research Project 1


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

ACX703 and approval of Course Director to enrol

Note: Students must normally have a distinction average or higher in their previous coursework, including ACX703, and enrolment is subject to the availability of a supervisor.

Corequisite: ACX705, ACX706
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour consultation per fortnight in agreement with your supervisor in addition to independent research and writing

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1-hour consultation per fortnight in agreement with your supervisor in addition to independent research and writing


This unit is the commencement phase through which Master of Communication students develop a major academic research project as a capstone to their course. The academic research project units (ACX704/705/706) are a combined, 3-unit learning experience, which full-time students will normally undertake in a single trimester. Students will work on a research project whose topic is relevant to their course specialisation, and will regularly consult with their supervisor to present and receive feedback on their project drafts. Preliminary work and design of the academic research project will be undertaken in ACX703 Developing a Communication Research Project. Students must prepare a satisfactory research proposal and project plan in ACX703 to be considered for approval to enrol in the academic research project units.

A formal result is not recorded against ACX704/705/706 until the student has completed and submitted the academic research project and its examination is complete.

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