Advanced Research Communication Skills in Science, Engineering and Technology

COM80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 15

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HT1  Term 1 HT2  Term 2

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 18 Apr 21

Results:
18 May 21

Last self enrolment:
1 Mar 21

Census:
12 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Mar 21

Dates:
19 Apr 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
19 Apr 21

Census:
7 May 21

Last withdraw without fail:
14 May 21

More teaching periods
HT3  Term 3 HT4  Term 4

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 12 Sep 21

Results:
12 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
2 Aug 21

Census:
13 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
27 Aug 21

Dates:
20 Sep 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
20 Sep 21

Census:
8 Oct 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21

Summer Winter

Dates:
4 Jan 21 - 14 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
4 Jan 21

Census:
15 Jan 21

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Jan 21

Dates:
21 Jun 21 - 1 Aug 21

Results:
17 Aug 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Jun 21

Census:
2 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Jul 21


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