Bachelor of Design Computing

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

Table B: Bachelor of Design Computing - Core units of study

Candidates are required to complete all the core units of study listed in this table.

Junior units of study

DECO1012
Design Programming
6      Semester 1
DECO1006
Design Process and Methods
6    N IDEA9106 or DECO2016
Semester 1
DECO1008
3D Modelling and Fabrication
6    N DECO2103


This unit is for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing only. Students enrolled in other programs should enrol in DECO2103.
Semester 2
DECO1013
Physical Computing
6    P DECO1006
Semester 2
DECO1014
Digital Media Production
6    N DECO1100
Semester 1
DECO1015
Visual Communication
6    N DECO1100 or DAAE2009 or DECO2101


This unit is for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing only. Students from other programs should enrol in DECO2101.
Semester 1
DECO1016
Web Design and Technologies
6    N DECO2102


This unit is for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing only. Students enrolled in other programs should enrol in DECO2102.
Semester 2
DECO1017
Principles of Animation
6    N DECO3006


This unit is for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing only. Students enrolled in other programs should enrol in DECO3006.
Semester 2

Senior units of study

DECO2014
User Experience Design Studio
12    P DECO1006


Enrolment numbers are limited by teaching resources. If you attempt to enrol is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC). First preference is given to Bachelor of Design Computing students.
Semester 1
DECO2010
Designing Social Media
6      Intensive June
Semester 1
DECO2200
Interaction Design Studio
12    P DECO1006
Semester 2
DECO3100
Information Visualisation Design Studio
12    P DECO1006 and DECO1012
Semester 1
DECO3200
Interactive Product Design Studio
12    P DECO1006 and DECO1012
Semester 2

Electives

Candidates are required to complete a maximum of 42 credit points of electives from the following list. Students who have completed 96 credit points with a WAM of at least 70 may substitute, with the permission of the unit coordinator concerned, units from Table G, Graduate units of study.

Design Computing electives

Senior units of study

DECO2015
Design for Innovation
6      Semester 2
DECO3101
Innovation Design Studio
6      Semester 1
DECO3441
Design Computing Independent Study A
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DECO3442
Design Computing Independent Study B
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DECO3443
Design Computing Independent Study C
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DECO3444
Design Computing Independent Study D
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DECO3665
Graduation Show
6    P 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
DECO3666
Graduate Internship
6    P 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
DECO3551
Design Computing General Elective A
6    P 48 credit points of units of study

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DECO3552
Design Computing General Elective B
6    P 48 credit points of units of study

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DECO3553
Design Computing General Elective C
6    P 48 credit points of units of study

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DECO3554
Design Computing General Elective D
6    P 48 credit points of units of study

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b

School electives

Junior units of study

AWSS1001
Architectural Sketching and Drawing
6    N DESA1601, DESA1602


Students may incur costs for materials in some Art Workshops units.
Semester 1
DESA1004
Designing with Surfaces and Light
6    N DESA2612
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main

Senior units of study

AWSS2015
Generative Drawing
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Summer Early
AWSS2020
Object Design
6    C DESA1555
N DESA2643

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2023
Architectural Photography 1
6    N DESA2629

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
AWSS2026
2D Print Processes in Design
6    N DESA2638

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
AWSS2027
Architecture and Design Material Processes
6    N DESA2636

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DAAE2011
Intro to Visual Communication Design
6    N DAAE2009 or DECO1015 or DECO1100 or DECO2101
Semester 1
Summer Early
DESC9011
Audio Production
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1

Other electives

Junior units of study

ANTH1001
Cultural Difference: An Introduction
6    N ANTH1003
Semester 1
Summer Main
ARHT1001
Style and Substance: Introducing Art History
6      Semester 1
ARHT1002
Modern Times: Art and Film
6      Semester 2
ENGL1011
Introduction to Film Studies
6      Semester 2
GCST1601
Introduction to Cultural Studies
6      Semester 1
Summer Main
LNGS1002
Language and Social Context
6      Semester 2
PHIL1013
Society, Knowledge and Self
6    N PHIL1010
Semester 2
PRFM1601
Performance: Process and Collaboration
6      Semester 1
SCLG1001
Introduction to Sociology 1
6      Semester 1
SCLG1002
Introduction to Sociology 2
6      Semester 2
Summer Late
Winter Main
WRIT1000
Writing: Style and Method
6      Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS1000
Digital Business Innovation
6    N ISYS1003 or INFO1000
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
MKTG1001
Marketing Principles
6    N MKTG2001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC1103
Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng
6    A Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, and HSC Physics
Semester 1
ELEC1601
Introduction to Computer Systems
6    A HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2
Semester 2
INFO1003
Foundations of Information Technology
6    N INFS1000, INFO1000, ISYS1003, INFO1903
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1103
Introduction to Programming
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1105
Data Structures
6    P INFO1103 or INFO1903
N INFO1905
Semester 2
Summer Early
INFO1903
Informatics (Advanced)
6    P ATAR sufficient to enter BCST(Adv), BIT or BSc(Adv), or portfolio of work suitable for entry

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MTRX1702
Mechatronics 1
6    A MTRX1701
N ELEC2602, ELEC1101, COSC1002, COSC1902
Semester 2
PSYC1001
Psychology 1001
6      Semester 1
Summer Main
PSYC1002
Psychology 1002
6   

This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site: http://sydney.edu.au/summer/
Semester 2
Summer Main
MUSC1503
Fundamentals of Music 1
6    N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1002 or MUSC1003 or MUSC1004 or MUSC1005 or MUSC1501 or MUSC1502 or MUSC2699 or MCGY1008
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUED1002
Creative Music Technology
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media
6    N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502
Semester 1

Other electives

Senior units of study

ARIN2610
Web Transformations
6    P 18 Junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology)
N ARIN2100
Semester 2
ARIN2620
Cyberworlds
6    P 18 junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology)
N ARIN2200
Semester 1
Winter Main
ARIN2630
Digital Arts
6    P 18 junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology)
N ARIN2300
Semester 2
ARIN2640
Games and Play
6    P 18 junior credit points from (Anthropology or Art History or Computer Science or Design Computing or English or Gender and Cultural Studies or History or Information Systems or Information Technology or Linguistics or Media and Communication or Philosophy or Psychology or Sociology)
N ARIN3640
Semester 1
ARIN3620
Researching Digital Cultures
6    P 12 Senior credit points from Digital Cultures
N ARIN2000
Semester 2
JPNS2660
Introduction to Japan

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P JPNS1121 or JPNS1612
N JPNS2622 or JPNS3622 or JPNS3632
Semester 2
PHIL2642
Critical Thinking
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 2
Winter Main
PRFM2601
Being There: Theories of Performance
6    P 18 Junior credit points from subject areas listed in Table A
N PRFM2001
Semester 1
Summer Late
PRFM2602
Performance: Production and Interpretation
6    P 18 Junior credit points from subject areas listed in Table A
N PRFM2002
Semester 2
Summer Early
SCLG2606
Media in Contemporary Society
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Sociology
N SCLG2018 or SCLG2537
Semester 1
INFO2120
Database Systems 1
6    P INFO1003 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFS1000 OR DECO1012.
N INFO2905, COMP5138, INFO2820
Semester 1
INFS2010
People, Information and Knowledge
6    A INFS1000 or equivalent
N INFS3015
Semester 2
INFS2020
Business Process Modelling and Improvement
6    A INFS1000
N INFS2005
Semester 1
INFS2030
Digital Business Management
6    A INFS1000
N ACCT3006 or INFS3020
Semester 1
MKTG3110
Electronic Marketing
6    P MKTG1001 or MKTG2001
N MKTG3010
Semester 1
MKTG3114
New Products Marketing
6    P MKTG1001 or MKTG2001
N MKTG3004

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
Intensive November
Semester 2
MKTG3121
Advertising: Creative Principles
6    P MKTG1001 or MKTG2001
Semester 1
COMP2007
Algorithms and Complexity
6    A MATH1004 or MATH1904
P INFO1105 or INFO1905.
Semester 2
COMP2129
Operating Systems and Machine Principles
6    A INFO1105 OR INFO1905.
P INFO1103 or INFO1903.
Semester 1
COMP3109
Programming Languages and Paradigms
6    P COMP2022 AND (COMP2007 OR COMP2907)
Semester 2
COMP3308
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
6    A COMP2007. Programing skills (e.g. Java, Python, C, C++, Matlab)
N COMP3608
Semester 1
COMP3419
Graphics and Multimedia
6    P (COMP2007 or COMP 2907), and 6 credit points of Junior Math
Semester 1
COMP3520
Operating Systems Internals
6    P COMP2129
Semester 1
ELEC2104
Electronic Devices and Circuits
6    A Knowledge: ELEC1103. Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc.
Semester 2
ELEC3506
Data Communications and the Internet
6    N NETS2150
Semester 2
ELEC3607
Embedded Systems
6    A ELEC1601 AND ELEC2602. Logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, data representation, number operations (binary, hex, integers and floating point), combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, simple CAD tools for logic design, basic computer organisation, the CPU, peripheral devices, software organisation, machine language, assembly language, operating systems, data communications and computer networks.
P ELEC1601 and ELEC2602
Semester 1
ELEC3610
E-Business Analysis and Design
6    N EBUS3003
Semester 1
INFO2110
Systems Analysis and Modelling
6    A Experience with a data model as in INFO1003 or INFO1103 or INFS1000
Semester 2
INFO2315
Introduction to IT Security
6    A In order to enter this unit, students should have at least one semester of tertiary study of IT. In particular, we assume familiarity with the value of information, and with the varied uses of IT in business and personal activities. We also assume an introductory level of skill in using a computer (for example, creating and moving files and folders, downloading and installing files, etc). The assumed background would be achieved by completing INFO1003 Foundations of IT. We also assume previous instruction in verbal presentations and teamwork.
Semester 2
INFO3315
Human-Computer Interaction
6      Semester 2
INFO3402
Management of IT Projects and Systems
6    A INFO2110 or INFO2810 or INFO2900
Semester 1
ISYS2140
Information Systems
6    P INFO1103 or INFO1903 or INFS1000 or INFO1003
Semester 1
PSYC2013
Cognitive and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
Semester 2
CAEL2047
Animation
6      Semester 1
CAEL2052
Introduction to Digital Publishing
6      Semester 2
CAEL2070
Digital Compositing
6      Semester 1
CATE2007
The Art of Memory
6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (12 senior credit points of Art History and Theory)
Semester 1
CATE2012
Animation: Theories and Histories

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (BDES1001) or (12 senior credit points from Art History and Theory)
Semester 1
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
MUSC2653
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N MUSC2053


An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.
Semester 1