Independent Project - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Online Discussion (20%) , Project (40%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

HUM33 should be one of the last units you study within your degree and you should have at least completed a major sequence before starting this unit. Independent Project allows you to undertake a project based on an area of interest from within one of your majors and allows you the flexibility to choose a topic that inspires you and connects to your future plans.

Working with your tutor/mentor, you will develop your own mini research project, creative project and exegesis or you can organise work experience (the placement and insurance must be organised before the start of the Study Period) and can use this to produce part of your assessable work in conjunction with an exegesis.

Please note: This unit was previously known as COM33 - Communications Project.

At the completion of this unit students should:

  1. have developed skills in designing an individual project and studying independently
  2. have a foundational understanding of the research process
  3. have a foundational understanding of analysis and evaluation
  4. have the ability to locate an independent study project within a relevant theoretical framework
  5. have developed the ability to research and write a literature review
  6. understand and be able to identify the ethical and social implications of their independent project
  7. have the ability to critically reflect on the relation and contribution of their creative/research project within their chosen field
  8. have practical skills relevant to their professional/personal goals.
  • Online Discussion (20%)
  • Project (40%)
  • Proposal (20%)
  • Review (20%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • COM33 — Communication Project

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Before you enrol in this unit, you must ensure that you have completed at least one of your chosen major sequences.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment

This unit addresses the following topics.

1There will be no formal unit topics/modules. Any unit work will be driven by the focus of the student's project & with guidance from their supervisor.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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