Course Title: Research Thesis A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Thesis A

Credit Points: 48

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Adrian Miles

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3157

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 4.5.2

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of relevant undergraduate degree to appropriate standard. Successful completion of course work.

Course Description

This is a course with no contact hours. Students undertake a major thesis which is examined and compromises the major task of the Honours year.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Independent research skills.
Development of writing capabilities.
Critical thinking.
Project management.
Reflective practice.
Ability to produce knowledge relevant to industry sectors.
Ability to produce knowledge relevant to an academic domain.

Ability to identify and explore complex problems.
Recognition of strengths and weaknesses as a researcher.
Ability to manage large writing and research tasks.

Overview of Learning Activities

Undertake primary and secondary research.
Plan and write thesis.
Maintain bibliography.
Maintain academic blog.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT library.
Use of honours studio with 24 hour access.
Access to a supervisor.
Access to honours coordinator.

Overview of Assessment

Completion and submission of a 12,000 word thesis for examination.