Advanced Research Communication Skills in Science, Engineering and Technology

COM80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 15

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Summer
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HT1  Term 1

Dates:
3 Jan 23 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
3 Jan 23

Census:
13 Jan 23

Last withdraw without fail:
27 Jan 23

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 16 Apr 23

Results:
16 May 23

Last self enrolment:
27 Feb 23

Census:
10 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Mar 23

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HT2  Term 2
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Winter

Dates:
17 Apr 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
17 Apr 23

Census:
5 May 23

Last withdraw without fail:
12 May 23

Dates:
19 Jun 23 - 30 Jul 23

Results:
15 Aug 23

Last self enrolment:
19 Jun 23

Census:
30 Jun 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Jul 23

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HT3  Term 3
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HT4  Term 4

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 10 Sep 23

Results:
10 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
31 Jul 23

Census:
11 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Dates:
18 Sep 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
18 Sep 23

Census:
6 Oct 23

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Oct 23


Prerequisites

Assumed Knowledge
Admission to Doctor of Philosophy/Graduate Certificate of Research and Innovation Management

Aims and objectives

From 2019 this unit will be known as: Advanced Research Communication Skills in Science, Engineering and Technology

FSET Students Only

* Scheduled face to face: workshops (total 15 hours) (not timetabled)*

* Scheduled synchronous online learning events: N/A

Non-scheduled online learning events and activities (total 55 hours)

Other non-scheduled activities and independent study/research (total 80 hours)

*Details of the workshop dates and locations are provided in the Unit Outline

 
This unit provides training in the advanced communication skills that emerging researchers need to build their research capacity and to enhance their employability. These include skills for writing and oral presentation in a range of scientific research genres, including journal articles, theses, research seminar presentations, pitches to industry and funding proposals. The unit also provides opportunities for developing technical writing skills and advanced English language proficiency.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Self-analyse their capability in scientific research communication and negotiate their training needs accordingly
2. Use personalised planning strategies to address gaps in their research communication skillset
3. Present research in written and oral forms that are appropriate for their discipline and their career goals
4. Match research communication modes and conventions to appropriate target audiences
5. Demonstrate a strategic portfolio of evidence of communication skills development to support their research career pathway