COM343 Communication Projects (8)

This subject is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding to effectively plan, produce and evaluate a media or communication project. Students will examine the technical, social and communicative dimensions of managing a project in a communication, media or related discipline area.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM343. 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



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed students are toward the end of their course and are planning capstone projects. Assumed knowledge includes the fundamentals of event and project planning equivalent to that in COM126 Production Planning.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of project planning, production and evaluation;
  • be able to show capability in undertaking independent research and monitoring to direct a project;
  • be able to execute the key components of managing a project and related documentation; and
  • be able to develop and execute a comprehensive project plan.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Planning and researching projects
  • Conceptualising projects
  • Project plans and resourcing
  • Implementing projects
  • Monitoring strategies
  • Communication and human resource issues
  • Budgeting for projects
  • Evaluation strategies

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of COM343 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Project development journal
Project plan
Project evaluation
Discussion board problem solver contribution

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.