About this unit
Independent Project is an online unit offered by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. Although students are given free rein to select a topic they are passionate about, the central aim is to consolidate an understanding of analysis, evaluation, and the research process as a whole.
Compared to other units, which are prescriptive by their very nature, embarking on an independent project offers a far greater scope for creative or lateral thought. You will begin by investigating your chosen field within communications or new media, and then develop a paper containing insight and a strong argument.
Ultimately, if approached correctly, this communications unit is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding projects you can embark on. This is because it allows you to pick an area suited to your own personal interests and expertise, and gives you a platform to expand on these.
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To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following units:
- New Communication Technologies
- New Media: Communications in the Electronic Age
Applicants should also ensure that they have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
- Communication Project
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
- Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this communications unit, there 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.
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
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