Internet Studies Project

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Internet Studies Project is an online unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia. It consists of an individual research project, for which you will prepare a research proposal, write a literature review and complete a paper suitable for presentation at a conference or publication in a scholarly journal.

While you will not be required to produce your own original data, you will be expected to carry out advanced research using existing primary and secondary research data and analysis. Your project can be presented using elements of online design, and you can link your project to tasks or duties within your employment or community.

Ultimately, the unit encourages you to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the internet as a social technology of communication and information.

Eligibility

In order to enrol, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Internet and Everyday Life

It is also recommended that you complete the following units, prior to enrolling:

  • Internet Politics and Power
  • Internet Collaboration and Organisation

You should also ensure that you have not completed either of the following two units, as they are considered academically equivalent:

  • The Internet ¬– Individual Project I
  • The Internet ¬– Individual Project II

Areas of study

In the Internet Studies Project unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Planning and managing a scholarly project
  • Research, analysis and synthesis of published material, both primary and secondary
  • Formulating and reviewing arguments and explanations
  • Reflection on scholarly work for improved future performance

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin 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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Internet Studies Project will test your ability to carry out an independent project from the research proposal stage through to completion. This process will develop your skills in planning, time management and research, and as well as your ability to synthesise complex scholarly ideas about the internet as a social technology.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Internet Studies Project from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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