Course Title: Advanced Case Studies in Communication Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Case Studies in Communication Design

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Russell Bevers

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 3029

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: city campus

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This Course relates to the course Design Management- which is not a prerequisite.
Students will study a completed design project by analysing how various creative and project management processes were utilised.
Specificaly looking at what drove the need for the project and how projected outcomes were achieved.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This subject is designed to provide an overview of the diverse range of aspects of the design process and give students an understanding of how they are interrelated and the skills required to manage a project through to completion

On completion of this course students will
• Have an in depth understanding of design management issues
• Be able to undertake analytical thinking on the scope of work for design projects.
• Have an indepth knowledge of project management skills and understand their appropriate application.
• Be able to critically analyse the stages within the design process
• Will be able to apply different management models  depending on
end product
• Recognise and know how to apply the different management issues between delivery to or across local, national and global markets
• Have an understanding of quality control issues
• Strategically plan quality processes within production systems
• Understand and be able to carry out process of self reflection and self criticism

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be focussed around a 11-week program. This will be in the form of online lectures, online class discussions group and research activities. Students will also be required to commit approximately 9 hours a week to their research assignment. These units are based on a sequential program of experiences that will aid them in developing a thorough understanding of project management through the examination of a specific case study.

Overview of Learning Resources

Resourses will be provided at the start of Module One, or via email by the lecturer prior to start up.

Overview of Assessment

1. Details of Assessment Tasks will be available on the Blackboard of the course and detailed by the lecturer on the Weboard
at the commencement of the course.

2.    Assessment timeline
The assessment schedule will be spread throughout the course, with the focus of each item expanding as the student’s knowledge increases. For each assignment students will be able to draw on their own professional knowledge.

3.    Assessment submission dates
Exact due dates for assignments will be presented to students in week 1 of the class. Where students express difficulties with certain timelines for external reasons this will be negotiated for a more effective solution.