Specialised Technology Project A

Course code MTEC6709Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course requires the student to undertake research into a specific area(s) of Music Technology and develop a detailed project proposal. The project will be a focused study into a field of Music Technology that will be decided on in conjunction with a supervisor. Students may be required to undertake testing, research (using software and hardware), and commence contruction of their project by producing relevant material/content. Based on the proposal developed in this course, the project is commenced but only fully realised in the course MTEC6710.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesBy the end of this course, students will be expected to:

1. have demonstrated a high level of music technology prowess in their field of study (at Masters level);
2. have researched, designed and commenced progression through their customised program for the project;
3. have attained valuable identification, research and music technology skills;
4. have undertaken self-directed work, analysis and reporting procedures in a professional comportment;
5. have demonstrated advanced ability to use email, access web-based resources and to participate in electronic discussion groups.
ContentThe course content will vary depending on the nature of the area studied. Specialised tuition and advice will be provided in the student's chosen field(s).

Topics addressed may include (but are not limited to):
- undertake research into a specific area of music technology
- development of a project proposal with significant evidence of research and critical thinking
- development of a program of study (including aims, targets and outcomes)
- self assessment techniques
- production of documentation and material to support their work
- commence advanced study into a specialised area of music technology
Replacing Course(s)This course MTEC6709 Specialised Technology Project A (10 units) together with MTEC6710 Specialised Techology Project B (10 units) replaced the course MTEC6708 Specialised Techology Project (20 units). This change will provide students with additional flexibility in the program structure but will not change the program outcomes.
TransitionStudents will not be disadvantaged by the introduction of this new course. The course should normally be studied by itself in a given trimester, but with approval may be studied concurrently with an elective course or MTEC6710. These options provide students with additional flexibility not possible with the previous project course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents undertaking this course are required to have minimum levels of computer literacy and musical ability as necessary for entry into the Master of Music Technology and Graduate Certificate in Music Technology programs. (Further details of the levels expected are available from the program convener.) It is also expected that students will have previously completed Applications of Music Technology (core course) and also completed a range of electives before the commencement of this course.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item #1 (60% of total assessment) - Students will research and develop a proposal for their desired area of study. This will address aims, objects, targets, and timeframe issues. The proposal must provide evidence of significant research and thought and should be approved by the supervisor before progress significant work on the project can continue.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item #2 (40% of total assessment) - Students will compile a portfolio summarising progress since the commencement of the project. This should include self-reflective and analytical written documentation. Supportive material (which may be in the form of multimedia material) should be provided showing their work to date.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents should only enrol in this course if they have previously completed the core course (MTEC6700) and a range of MTEC elective courses.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MTEC6709