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

The following table of units of study may change after 4 December 2013
Candidates are required to complete all the core units of study listed in this table.

Junior units of study

DECO1012
Design Programming
6   

Enrolment limited by teaching resources. Permission required unless enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing or the BST. Other students may apply directly to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC) for a place.
Semester 1
DECO1006
Understanding Design and Cognition
6    N DECO1004
Semester 1
DECO1100
Digital Design Studio
12    N DECO2101


This unit is for BDesComp students only. BST students may apply to the Student Administration Centre (SAC) for permission to enrol. Students from other programs may enrol in DECO2101.
Semester 1
DECO1008
3D Modelling
6    N DECO2103


This unit is for BDesComp and BST students only. Others may enrol in DECO2103.
Semester 2
DECO1013
Sound Design and Sonification
6    N DECO2012


This unit is for BDesComp and BST students only. Others may enrol in DECO2012.
Semester 2

Senior units of study

DECO2010
Designing Social Media
6   

Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC). First preference to Bachelor of Design Computing students.
Semester 1
INFO2120
Database Systems 1
6    P INFO1003 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFS1000 OR DECO1012.
N INFO2820, COMP5138
Semester 1
DECO2200
Interaction Design Studio
12    P DECO1100
N DECO2102


Core unit for the Bachelor of Design Computing. BST students by permission. Enrolment is limited by teaching resources.
Semester 2
DECO3100
Information Visualisation Design Studio
12    P (DECO1100 and DECO2200) or (DECO2101 and DECO2102)


Core unit for Bachelor of Design Computing. BST students by permission. Enrolment is limited by teaching resources.
Semester 1
DECO3200
Human-Computer Experience Design Studio
12    P DECO3100 or (DECO2101 and DECO2102 and DECO1012)


Core unit for Bachelor of Design Computing. BST students by permission. Enrolment is limited by teaching resources. This unit of study may incur equipment costs.
Semester 2

Technical electives

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 18 credit points, with a minimum of 6 credit points at 2000 level or higher, from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, from units of study prefixed COMP, ELEC, INFO, ISYS and/or MTRX, or from units of study from the University of Sydney Business School prefixed INFS. At least 6 credit points of this must be at 2000 level or higher.

Arts electives

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 18 points, with a minimum of 6 credit points at 2000 level or higher, from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney Business School (except units of study prefixed INFS) or Faculty of Science. At least 6 credit points of thos must be 2000 level or higher.

Faculty Electives

Candidates are required to complete a maximum of 24 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

DECO3005
Advanced Interaction Design
6    P DECO2200 or DECO2102


Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre. First preference to Bachelor of Design Computing students.
Semester 1
DECO3006
Principles of Animation
6    P DECO1008 or DECO2103


Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC). First preference to Bachelor of Design Computing students.
Semester 1
DECO3008
Design Computing Prep Hons Research
6    P 72 credit points and minimum WAM of 70

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DECO3003
Design Computing Research Opportunity
6    A Computer programming.
P 96 credit points and minimum WAM of 65.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students from other faculties may apply directly to the Architecture Student Administration Centre (SAC).
Semester 2
DECO3441
Design Computing Independent Study A
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator with your request to enrol.
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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator with your request to enrol.
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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator with your request to enrol.
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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator with your request to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 2

General electives

Students may also enrol in the following General Elective units of study with permission. Please contact the program coordinator for current topics.
DECO3551
Design Computing General Elective A
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by the elective supervisor, with your request to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DECO3552
Design Computing General Elective B
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by the elective supervisor, with your request to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DECO3553
Design Computing General Elective C
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by the elective supervisor, with your request to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DECO3554
Design Computing General Elective D
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form, signed by the elective supervisor, with your request to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b

Faculty electives

Architecture and Art workshop junior unit of study electives

AWSS1001
Architectural Sketching and Drawing
6   

Students may incur costs for materials in some Art Workshops units.
Semester 1
DESA1004
Designing with Surfaces and Light
6   

Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre.
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main

Senior units of study

AWSS2001
Public Art
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2002
Site Specific Art
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2010
Ceramics (Handbuilding)
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2013
Digital Video
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2015
General Drawing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2020
Object Design
6    A Completion of ATSC workshop proficiency class
Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2023
Photography 1
6      Semester 1
AWSS2024
Photography 2
6    P AWSS2023 or by either presenting a portfolio of b&w photographic work or by presenting a transcript indicating a minimum of a full semester unit in b&w photography
Semester 2
AWSS2026
Screen Printing on Paper
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2027
Sculpture
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
DAAE2005
Designing with Colour
6    A DESA1004


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
Summer Early
Winter Main