Course Title: Major Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 028424

Course Title: Major Project

Credit Points: 48

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication



City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Course Coordinator: Russell Bevers

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99253029

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: city

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Ref- Program entry requirements

Course Description

This course is the major research component of the Master of Design. Students will undertake an independent research project or thesis in an area of specific interest. This will be achieved by working with their supervisor to complete the research program. Students will also be expected to present their progress to their peers in class seminars. The final presentation will be in the form of a written dissertation or visual project.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

As the major research component within the Master of Design this program it embraces student’ s advanced research skills and content knowledge which will be formalised in a self-directed research study.

On completion of this course students will be able to:
- Undertake a formal research study relevant to a specific aspect of industry
- Critically evaluate their findings using appropriate methods
- Present their research in the form of a written dissertation
- Work independently on a major research project and report their findings

The research outcome here may form the basis to proceed to a full Masters Degree or Doctoral study.

Overview of Learning Activities

The planned learning experiences for the course are a combination of seminars and individual tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

Resources can be sourced from the RMIT Library, and Journals accessed through RMIT Library Data base, reciprocal arrangements with other Australian University libraries, Local Libraries and web sites.

Overview of Assessment

There is one assessment task for this course:
- 1 research project/dissertation
Full details of this will be provided in class at the beginning of the course
Value: 100%
Due date: end of the semester