Online Schedule


The MSc in Technical Communication programme is delivered online over four semesters, each semester has a 13-week teaching block. Student take seven mandatory modules (55 ECTS), one or two electives (10 ECTS) depending on which specialisation track they choose and a research project (30 ECTS).

The tables below list the modules in each semester of the programme and contain hyperlinks to module descriptors. Each module descriptor contains detailed information such as learning outcomes, indicative content, assessment methods, etc.

NOTE: Module Descriptors for the modules below will also be available from September 2023 HERE. Currently, the programme descriptor contained here is out of date and lists the previous programme structure and modules. This is as a result of course content being very recently updated to reflect current industry practices and unfortunately the new and updated modules will not be listed here until September 2023. You can however find the new and current course schedule and links to the modules listed below.

Year 1 - Semester 1

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Intro to Technical Communication Mandatory 5
Information Experience Design Mandatory 5
Cloud Infrastructure (COMP8059) Elective 10
Security Contingency Planning (COMP9081) Elective 5
Scien. Prog. for Biologists (COMP9087) Elective 5


Year 1 - Semester 2

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Information Project Management (COMP9044) Mandatory 10
Research Practice & Ethics (COMP9011) Mandatory 5
Advanced Info Design & Develop Mandatory 10


YEAR 2 - Semester 1

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
XML in Technical Communication (SOFT9020) Mandatory 10
Writing for Industry Mandatory 5
Processing and Visualization (COMP9086) Elective 5
Communications & Cybersecurity (MGMT9063) Elective 5


YEAR 2 - Semester 2

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Research Project (COMP9021) - MSc Mandatory 30
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