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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Internet Communications
This course takes three semesters of fulltime study or equivalent part-time study. It is available both for on-campus students and online for distance students. Class attendance is mandatory for international students studying in Australia.
- 1 year, 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
These courses will add specific Internet knowledge and skills to your existing proficiencies. Creative overlap between current employment or personal interests and study is encouraged.
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This course extends the work done in the graduate diploma, adding more advanced individual project, production and/or research work. You will complete at least 33 per cent, and up to 50 per cent, of your studies by research or applied research.
You will select a major as in the graduate diploma, but will experience increased autonomy and self-management in your learning in the last four units of this course.
The internet communications postgraduate courses provide you with the chance to study the most important socio-technological phenomenon of the late 20th and early 21st century: the internet.
This program is designed to provide you with relevant and useful knowledge for your current or planned professional life. You will learn essential skills and develop deeper understandings of the growth, uses and application of the internet in many fields, with a particular emphasis on the creative communication of ideas in knowledge networks and the establishment of web presence through social media.
You will add specific internet knowledge and skills to your existing proficiencies and abilities. Creative overlap between current employment or personal interests and study is encouraged. The program has been designed specifically to allow you to study in a way that best suits you, with an emphasis on the specialised skills and knowledge you want.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Curtin was one of the first universities to offer a degree in Internet studies.
- Many of our staff have received Curtin teaching excellence awards and the founding professor of the course received a national teaching award.
- You will learn to be an independent and successful leader of Internet development. The net is not simply ‘another technology’ but a socially productive, culturally rich and practically successful information and communication environment.
- Our staff and students continue to be contributors to the International Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). Matthew Allen, one of our academics, is President of this association, and many staff have presented papers at the yearly conference.
- All full-time staff in the Internet Studies area have doctorates and are active researchers into the Internet, publishing in the field and presenting at conferences.
Our internet studies program is a member of the Internet Industry Association and the Internet Society (Australia).
Our graduates find work in web design and development, in independent online businesses, and as members of the media industry as it develops to include and prioritise the online world. Because of the open structure of the course, they can add almost any skill or knowledge to their core Internet learning. The course provides graduates with the chance to shape and manage their own careers and become leaders in using and managing the internet in our society.
Our graduates are well-positioned to undertake management, operational and policy work concerning the Internet, giving informed advice, making good decisions, and basing their professional work in a deeper understanding of the profound changes that the internet is bringing. You may develop expertise in the use of web communication, media, social media, digital production, online communication and in other industries.
This course will assist your career development and allow you to take up new employment opportunities. You will then be able to help our society harness the technological development of the internet for practical and valuable social uses.
What you'll learn
- understand and apply at an advanced level key concepts of Internet Studies and apply transdisciplinary thinking to the application and creation of ideas concerning networked technologies of information and communication
- think critically, creatively and reflectively so as to imagine, design, use and critique networked technologies of information and communication
- conduct advanced scholarly and professional research to find, access, organise, evaluate and synthesise information through a variety of media and apply that information to the construction of knowledge
- communicate and facilitate communication through a variety of media, for different purposes, and for different audiences
- use the Internet and related networked technologies of information and communication with an understanding of the complex interaction of political, cultural, and economic forces that constitutes technology as social
- further develop skills and knowledge through independent research and self-directed learning
- understand and utilise in their research and work the complex interplay of local, national and global factors that influence and are expressed through the Internet and networked technologies of information and communication
- recognise and value cultural difference and understand its significance in relation to network technologies and their use in society for communication and information
- act ethically and responsibly to use, sustain and expand the social, business and cultural networks that exist via the Internet, when working independently and in teams
A bachelor degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary education institution* or successful completion of units in the Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications.
*Please note that students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) from Curtin University are not eligible for entry into this course.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other requirements and notes for this course
This course has minimal on-campus contact hours, designed for students to use the internet for all/most of your learning. International students will still need to be enrolled full-time in the course, as an internal/on-campus student.
Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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- Last updated on: 05/08/2022