Our students produce a wide variety of interesting work on an eclectic range of salient and timely topics relating to media, communications and the social aspects of technology. One of the key projects of CNM students is the honours thesis where students develop their own research questions, conduct independent fieldwork and analyse their data under close guidance from their supervisors. In other CNM modules, students also undertake other research projects such as product proposals and business plans.

Honours Theses from previous batches of students is listed here.

 

Criteria for NM4401 Honours Thesis

NM4401 Honours Thesis (15 MCs) is optional. The Honours Thesis/Project is not compulsory for the Honours Degree. Students who do not read the Honours Thesis/Project can read with the Independent Studies Module (ISM) or other level-4000 modules in their respective majors.

The criteria for reading NM4401 are as follow:

  1. Students must be on the Honours track and have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the major, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 and SJAP of 4.00;
  2. Read and pass NM4102;

Project selection:
Students may select a topic by examining the research interests of our faculty. Alternatively, students may formulate their own projects and locate a supervisor.

Submission:
Each thesis submission is assessed by two academic staff. Please note the following submission requirements:

  • Thesis should be printed double-sided;
  • Two ring-bound copies of the thesis should be produced;
  • A digital version (PDF) of the thesis should be submitted to the IVLE workbin.

Non-compliance to any of the above requirements will result in an automatic 5-point deduction. More information is available in the Honours Thesis Guidelines attached below.

 

Guidelines and Forms

Honours Thesis Proposal Form
DERC Requirements
Honours Thesis Guidelines
Honours Thesis Evaluation Criteria
Ethical Review Guidelines

 

Deadlines for students applying for Honours Thesis

Week 4 (Friday, 5pm) Submission of Honours Thesis Proposal to supervisor
Week 6 (Friday, 5pm) Submission of Honours Thesis Proposal to CNM General Office

 

Deadlines for students allocated NM4401

Week 11 (Friday, 5pm) Deadline to inform department of any changes in Honours Thesis title/topic between the original research proposal and the revised final research
Week 13 (Friday, 5pm) Submission of 2 ring-bound copies of Honours Thesis to CNM General Office, and softcopy PDF document to IVLE Workbin