Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Core Foundational units

Core foundational students must be taken in the first semester of enrolment.
IDEA9103
Design Programming
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9105
Interface Design
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9106
Design Thinking
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Core Advanced units

Students have a choice of IDEA9101 and IDEA9102 in Semester 1, or IDEA9201 and IDEA9202 in Semester 2 for advanced core units
IDEA9101
IDEA Laboratory 1
6    P IDEA9103
C IDEA9102


Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 1a
IDEA9102
IDEA Studio 1
12    P IDEA9106
C IDEA9101


Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 1b
IDEA9201
IDEA Laboratory 2
6    P IDEA9103
C IDEA9202


Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 2a
IDEA9202
IDEA Studio 2
12    P IDEA9106
C IDEA9201


Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 2b

Capstone

IDEA9301
Graduation Studio
12    P 48 Credit Points including (18 credit points from IDEA9103 and IDEA9105 and IDEA9106) and (18 credit points from IDEA9101 and IDEA9102 and IDEA9201 and IDEA9202)
Semester 1
Semester 2

Electives

Electives may be chosen from the recommended set below or, with the permission of the Progam Director, from any postgraduate couse in the University.

Research

IDEA9302, IDEA9303 or IDEA9311 may replace the capstone unit with the permission of the Program Director.
IDEA9302
IDEA Research Project
12    P 48 Credit Points including (18 credit points from IDEA9103 and IDEA9105 and IDEA9106) and (18 credit points from IDEA9101 and IDEA9102 and IDEA9201 and IDEA9202)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is available to MIDEA students only. Students must seek permission to enrol from the Program Director before the start of the teaching semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9303
IDEA Dissertation
12    P 48 credit points including (18 credit points from IDEA9103 and IDEA9105 and IDEA9106) and (18 credit points from IDEA9101 and IDEA9102 and IDEA9201 and IDEA9202)
C IDEA9302

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is available to MIDEA students only. Students must seek permission to enrol from the Program Director before the start of the teaching semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9311
IDEA Research Internship
12    P 48 Credit Points including (18 credit points from IDEA9103 and IDEA9105 and IDEA9106) and (18 credit points from IDEA9101 and IDEA9102 and IDEA9201 and IDEA9202)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek permission to enrol from the Program Director before the start of the teaching semester. Internship must end before end of semester. Advanced standing will not be granted for this unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Foundational Recommended electives

ARIN6904
Mobile Media and Games
6      Semester 2
Summer Main
ARIN6905
New Media Audiences
6    N ARIN6903
Semester 1

Recommended electives

MARC6102
3D Computer Design Modelling
6   

Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC).
Semester 1
Semester 2
DESC9117
Sound Design for New Media
6      Semester 2
DESC9154
Lighting Design Software
6      Semester 2
DESC9164
Lighting Technologies
6    N DESC9063
Semester 2
DESA9008
Object Design
6    A DESA1555
N AWSS2020

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DESC9153
Graduate Internship
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Masters students only. Graduate Diploma students with permission of the Program Coordinator. Advanced Standing will not be granted for this unit of study.
Intensive December
Intensive July
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 2
ARIN6901
Network Society
6      Semester 2
ARIN6902
Internet Governance
6      Semester 1
Winter Main
COMP5047
Pervasive Computing
6    A Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials. Ability to conduct a literature search. Ability to write reports of work done.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
COMP5216
Mobile Computing
6    A COMP5214 OR INFO9103 - Software Development in JAVA, or similar introductory software development units
Semester 2
COMP5347
Web Application Development
6    A INFO9220 or COMP5028. The course assumes basic knowledge on OO design and UML diagrams.
Semester 1
COMP5427
Usability Engineering
6      Semester 2
COMP5415
Multimedia Design and Authoring
6    A COMP5114 or COMP9419.
Semester 2
COMP9007
Algorithms
6    A This unit of study assumes that students have general knowledge of mathematics (especially Discrete Math) and problem solving. Having moderate knowledge about Data structure can also help students to better understand the concepts of Algorithms will be taught in this course.
N COMP5211
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9103
Software Development in Java
6    N COMP5214
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9419
Digital Media Fundamentals

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    N COMP5114
Semester 1
COMP9120
Database Management Systems
6    A Some exposure to programming and some familiarity with data model concepts
N INFO2120 OR INFO2820 OR INFO2005 OR INFO2905 OR COMP5138. Students who have previously studied an introductory database subject as part of their undergraduate degree should not enrol in this foundational unit, as it covers the same foundational content.
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9110
System Analysis and Modelling
6    A Experience with a data model as in COMP9129 or COMP9103 or INFO9220 or INFO9120 or COMP5212 or COMP5214 or COMP5028 or COMP5138
N ELEC3610 OR ELEC5743 OR INFO2110 OR INFO5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9121
Design of Networks and Distributed Systems
6    N COMP5116
Semester 2
COMP9601
Computer and Network Organisation
6    N COMP5213
Semester 1
COMP9220
Object-Oriented Design
6    A Students enrolled in COMP5028/INFO9220 are assumed to have elementary Java programming experience or equivalent experience in another object oriented programming language. This unit does not have assessment with heavy coding task. But some knowledge in object-oriented programming would have big impact on learning experience.
N COMP5028 OR INFO3220

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MFDI9303
Digital Effects for Film and Video
6      Semester 1
MFDI9313
Digital Editing for Film and Video
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MMDE6001
History and Theory of New Media 1

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MMDE6101
Animation for Media and Video
6   

Special permission is required for cross-faculty enrolments. Please contact unit of study co-oridinator.
Semester 1
CMPN5006
Recording Portfolio
6      Semester 1

Audio and Acoustics specialisation

DESC9090
Audio Systems and Measurement
6    A DESC9138
Semester 2
DESC9011
Audio Production
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESC9115
Digital Audio Systems
6      Semester 1
DESC9117
Sound Design for New Media
6      Semester 2

Illumination Design specialisation

DESC9164
Lighting Technologies
6    N DESC9063
Semester 2
DESC9166
Photometry and Colorimetry
6    N DESC9072
Semester 1
DESC9167
Light and Vision
6    N DESC9085
Semester 1
DESC9198
Subjective Analysis in Lighting Design
6      Semester 2
DESC9153
Graduate Internship
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Masters students only. Graduate Diploma students with permission of the Program Coordinator. Advanced Standing will not be granted for this unit of study.
Intensive December
Intensive July
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 2