COM715 Dissertation/Portfolio in Communication (Part time) (128)

The research subject for the Doctor of Communication. This subject requires the candidate to carry out a series of investigations on a topic within the professional field of communication selected by the student in conjunction with the student's supervisors. The results of these investigations will be written up as a Dissertation or a Portfolio of research cases and exegesis and presented for examination.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
8 sessions (maximum)
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Enrolment restrictions
Enrolment restricted to candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Communication.
Assumed Knowledge
COM710 and COM711 and COM712 and COM713
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • The results of each candidate's research shall be presented as a Dissertation or a Portfolio of three research cases and exegesis which along with coursework will be the basis of assessment for the awarding of the degree
  • The research program will be examined by two examiners who shall examine the projets according to the following criteria:
  • the candidates understanding of the fold of study
  • the originality of the work embodied in the research projects
  • the significance of the research projects as a contribution to knowledge in the field of study
  • the adequacy of the research methodology
  • the worthiness of the research findings for publication.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • a series of investigations within the professional field of communication of the candidate
  • a series of three related research areas written up as research projects
  • a Portfolio and exegesis based on the research projects presented in written form for examination
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.