• Code SCOM7000
  • Unit Value 3 to 24 units
  • Offered by Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Science Communication
  • Areas of interest Science Communication
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Lindy Orthia
    • Dr William Grant
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    First Semester 2016
    Autumn Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    Spring Session 2016
    See Future Offerings

The Master of Science Communication Research Project is a substantive investigation of an approved topic in science communication.  This can include an empirical study or the development of a science communication artefact (e.g. book, CD-ROM, DVD, web site) along with a written component justifying the artefact in a theoretical framework based on the current understanding of the area. Training in research methods will be provided to all students enrolled in SCOM7000

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic
2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions
3. Engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources
4. Appropriately apply statistical or other evaluation processes to original data
5. Understand and apply ethical standards of conduct in the collection and evaluation of data and other resources
6. Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally

Indicative Assessment

Research Project Report - examination to be handled internally by 2 examiners.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Science Communication program.

You will need to contact the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
3 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
3.00 0.06250
4.00 0.08333
5.00 0.10417
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $580 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $773 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1583 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
1770 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
1771 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
1772 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person N/A
1773 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2504 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A
4515 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A
4516 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A
4517 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A
4518 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5512 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person N/A
5692 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person N/A
5693 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person N/A
5694 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person N/A
5695 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6561 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person N/A
6761 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person N/A
6762 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person N/A
6763 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person N/A
6764 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7477 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
9531 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
9532 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
9533 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
9534 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9496 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
9647 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
9648 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
9649 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person N/A
9650 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person N/A

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