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.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HT1  Term 1 HT2  Term 2

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 17 Apr 22

Results:
17 May 22

Last self enrolment:
28 Feb 22

Census:
11 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Mar 22

Dates:
18 Apr 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
18 Apr 22

Census:
6 May 22

Last withdraw without fail:
13 May 22

More teaching periods
HT3  Term 3 HT4  Term 4

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 11 Sep 22

Results:
11 Oct 22

Last self enrolment:
1 Aug 22

Census:
12 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

Dates:
19 Sep 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
19 Sep 22

Census:
7 Oct 22

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Oct 22

Summer Winter

Dates:
4 Jan 22 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
4 Jan 22

Census:
14 Jan 22

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Jan 22

Dates:
20 Jun 22 - 31 Jul 22

Results:
16 Aug 22

Last self enrolment:
20 Jun 22

Census:
1 Jul 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Jul 22


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