Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. develop a suitable project proposal
  2. evaluate and reflect upon suitable bibliographic and required resources research
  3. prepare and present a scholarly research paper or equivalent project outcome
  4. analyse and explore the Internet as a social technology of communication and information at an advanced level
    • Planning and managing a scholarly project or industry placement/project
    • Research, analysis and synthesis of published material, both primary and secondary, and/or other resources
    • Formulating and reviewing arguments and explanations and/or problem solving
    • Reflection on scholarly work or industry project/placement for improved future performance
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-NET38
  • CUR-NET39

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

CUR-NET102-Digital Culture and Everyday Life , or CUR-NET12

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


Entry to this subject is at the discretion of the major coordinator depending on results achieved in other subjects of study (contact:

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please Note: Entry to this subject is at the discretion of the major coordinator depending on results achieved in other subjects of study. You may not enrol in this subject without permission of degree coordinator. You must contact before registering.

This subject was previously known as Internet Studies Project.

In this subject, you will plan for and undertake an individual research project or, depending on availability, industry placement/project. Under supervision, you will prepare a project proposal, complete a literature and resources review, and research and produce a relevant outcome such as a paper suitable for presentation at a conference or publication in a scholarly journal, or an online project such as a website or social media presence, as determined with your supervisor/s. You will not be required to originate primary data, but will be expected to conduct advanced research using existing primary research data available from other sources and also utilise and explore the analysis already published by other scholars and/or industry sources. Students may be permitted to present the final outcome of projects using elements of online design or production; students may be permitted to link their project to tasks or duties within their employment or community.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Project Proposal (10%)
  • Literature and Resources Review (30%)
  • Project Outcome and Author Response (60%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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