ACX708 - Professional Research Project 2


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week for the combined units ACX707 and ACX708

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, combined 2-hour per week equivalence for ACX707 and ACX708


ACX707 Professional Research Project 1 and ACX708 Professional Research Project 2 are studied together as a combined, 2-unit learning experience through which Master of Communication students complete a major professional practice-focused research project as a capstone to their course.

Students must undertake Professional Practice Research 1 & 2 together in a single trimester.

The professional research project is defined through an individual learning agreement and project plan between each student and the Unit Chair, and must be on a topic relevant to the student’s course specialisation. The outputs agreed in this contract are then assessed together to produce a single grade and mark achieved for both units of study. The industry focus and applied nature of the research project provides students with targeted skill development and an understanding and experience of professional communication issues and project management; facilitating their career development and enhancing employability. The professional research project can include, but is not limited to, activities and outputs such as a screen production, visual design, digital media output, a public relations campaign or communications strategy, journalism portfolio, industry white paper or policy analysis.

Preliminary work and design of the professional research project will be undertaken in ACX703 Developing a Communication Research Project.

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