Table B: Postgraduate elective units of study descriptions

Sydney College of the Arts electives

Master of Contemporary Art

CAEL5032 Contemporary Curating

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: curatorial case study presentation (30%) and research paper (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
'If artists since Marcel Duchamp have affirmed selection and arrangement as legitimate artistic strategies, was it not simply a matter of time before curatorial practice - itself defined by selection and arrangement - would come to be seen as an art that operates on the field of art itself?' (Aaron Schuster, 2005). This unit of study focuses on contemporary curatorial practice and analyses emerging trends and new directions in curating. It considers the changing role of the curator, moving from traditional contexts in the art gallery and museum, to contemporary art spaces, artist run initiatives, public sites, community engagement, and into globalized and virtual settings. The unit considers a number of case studies of curatorial practice, both exhibitions and renowned international curators who have defined the contemporary scene, such as Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Catherine David, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Harald Szeemann.
CAEL5033 Curatorial LAB

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: curatorial concept presentation (30%)and project development (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study gives you hands on curating experience within an intensive laboratory environment. The curatorial LAB is a critical space that encourages experimentation, exploration of curatorial frameworks and methodologies, and generates new discursive possibilities. You develop a curated project from concept to full realisation as an exhibition, guided by professional and theoretical feedback. The LAB emphasises the working relationships between curators and artists and the significance of the studio in contemporary art making. You do workshops on the main aspects of contemporary curatorial practice, including: production logistics for organizing exhibitions and public events; developing proposals; analysis and discussion of artist selection processes; curatorial decision making in relation to exhibition space; exhibition design and installation including new technologies; project management and funding; legal and ethical issues; and negotiating with artists, institutions, and the arts industry. The LAB emphasises the communication of curatorial ideas through research, critical writing, publication, marketing and promotion, and education and public speaking in both interview and conference contexts. The LAB uses the Sydney College of the Arts galleries, studios and workshops, encouraging you to work independently or institutionally to develop curatorial projects. The LAB offers you the opportunity to network with leading curators and artists working in the field.
CAEL5034 Image/Object in Photomedia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: thematic project 1 (20%) and thematic project 2 (30%) and self-directed project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study extends the possibilities of photographic practice to expand photographic ideas beyond a two-dimensional form. The unit plays with the traditional material outcome of a photograph by considering what a photograph is as 'an image'. The 'image' unlike the 'photograph' can be anywhere and anything. In the context of image/object it is also considered sculpturally, as an object. The relationship between objects and photography stretch the function of the image. How can the image encompass a sculptural and interactive dimension?
CAEL5035 The Art of Sound and Noise

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: thematic project (25%) and self-directed project (75%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will engage a studio-based approach to the production of sound art works through the prism of two of its primary means, namely recording and amplification. The emphasis will be on the production of recorded sound works and sound devices that can expand and develop the relationships between the analogue and the digital and between the composed and the open-ended structures of noise as an event. The unit will begin with ideas from sound ecology and music concrete and by way of field recording, sound manipulation and performance heading in an exploratory way towards the limits of sound as noise, situating the spectrum of a material practice with sound in a historical context. This unit will be conducted in an open studio framework within workshops, sound studios and digital labs suitable for candidates working in a broad range of artistic disciplines.
Sound has the potential to invent new sonic landscapes and to demarcate unheard psycho-geographies: from radical approaches towards production to potential new collaborations in the street (or in the landscape), from the technical and the scientific to oral investigations of the social. This open studio investigates sound as a primary vehicle for artistic expression in a work of contemporary art.
CAEL5037 Investigating Clay

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research folio (10%) and thematic project (40%) and self-directed project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This postgraduate elective unit of study in Ceramics provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative work. At the beginning of each semester you will follow either a project-based curriculum, or develop an individual work proposal in consultation with an academic staff member. Your creative development will be supported by access to academic staff consultations. These consultations focus on the conceptual, creative and technical aspects of your elective work. The elective provides for the development and enhancement of critical skills through individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects and/or individual work. You are expected to produce a body of work for review at regular intervals during the semester.
CAEL5038 Screen Printing: Introductory Workshop

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: experimental prints (20%) and self-directed project (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces you to the techniques and conceptual underpinnings of screen printing, and develops your understanding of its application across a range of mediums. In addition to familiarising you with the practical skills necessary to use screen print as part of your own practice, the unit encourages you to critically engage with the medium by asking you to reflect on the specific qualities of this particular print process and its use more broadly in contemporary art.
CAEL5039 Fusion: Jewellery and Ceramics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: technical samples (15%) and research assignments (25%) and self-directed project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In etymological terms fusion refers to the merging or melting of different materials into one. In this unit of study you are asked to consider this concept also in relationship to the construction of an object from multiple parts. In this sense the artist becomes alchemist - or scientist, or musician, mixing, constructing and blending to create a new object.
Underpinned by processes of moulding notions of multiplicity, the original, the copy and the archetype come into question. The unit addresses the development of conceptual, formal and aesthetic approaches in making. The class will take place in both the ceramics and jewellery studios.
CAEL5041 Flung Ink Painting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: group activities and discussion (10%) and self-directed project (90%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
'Flung Ink' is a traditional form of Chinese painting. The goal of this practice is the unity of mind, body and field embodied in gestural mark. Flung ink is regarded as a form of calligraphy and its influence still persists in recent and contemporary art practices including the Japanese Gutai movement. You will explore the relationship between action, energy, mark and residue through the use of both traditional and non-traditional painting materials. You will be required to establish a regular meditation practice for the duration of this unit as this is the primary method of investigating states of non-duality and will be key to the structure of the unit of study.
CAEL5042 Upcycled Glass: Introducing Warm Glass

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research project and presentation (20%) and surface and form exercises (40%) and environmental sculpture project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines conceptual and practical applications of up-cycled and found glass through contemporary art and design. Your understanding of the ubiquity of glass and its reuse in various guises will be developed through a self directed research projects and presentation of your findings. Technical introductions using found and recycled glass allow you to traverse a raft of reductive and manipulative processes, including: diamond cutting, polishing, lathe-working, engraving and joining. Your projects will combine critical and practical skills learned to the development and realisation of artistic works. You may decide to work exclusively within the medium of glass or in conjunction with other media and processes as required.
RMAP5003 Research Methodology in Art Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: basic research skills assessment (20%) and research writing and presentation (30%) and research proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research Methodology in Art Practice (RMAP) investigates traditional research skills, literature reviews and statistical testing/analysis as well as emergent and interdisciplinary methodologies drawn from intuitive reflective practice in the studio. RMAP explores the pursuit of knowledge and realization of singular perspectives through practice-led visual arts research, emphasizing the interaction between creative practice and the discursive component.

Master of Moving Image

CAEL5029 Sound Design for Film and Digital Media

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: production planning (20%) and presentation of independent research (20%) and sound design project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is intended to be a broad introduction to the theory & practice of audio production and sound design for moving pictures in both analogue and digital forms. Through viewing and discussing critical excerpts, the unit will offer a grounding in the history, theory and criticism of sound design and its applicability to current film and television production practice. The unit will look at the tools and techniques available to the sound designer, as well as examine the various underlying strategies, processes, and sound design philosophies. You will develop an understanding of critical film sound theory and an apprehension of key concepts including: synchronous and asynchronous sound, synchresis; on-screen, off-screen, and non-diegetic sound; the sound stage, point of view, causal semantic and reduced listening, internal and external logic, audiovisual rhythm and counterpoint. Applications of those principles will be explored in creative practice from sound capture and creation to construction using field/location and studio recording and post-production techniques. The sound designer's role in the process of creation of meaning will be examined in cultural as well as technical contexts of compositional practices. The unit will aim at developing a conceptual design language and individual aesthetic as well as encourage the invention of original sounds. At the completion of this unit you will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the audiovisual language and demonstrate technical and conceptual skills by producing a short sound for a film project.
Textbooks
Chion, Michel Audio Vision. Columbia U. Press 1994
CAEL5043 Screen Writing and Directing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and seminar presentation (15%) and project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
This elective provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop a script, and to learn effective directorial techniques associated with the production of a short video work. During this elective you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, practical in-class exercises and moving image-based artworks. These viewings are intended to expose you to a range of creative writing skills and directorial techniques and encourage discussion, debate and creative development. Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAEL5044 The Moving Camera

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and seminar presentation (15%) and video project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop cinematographic techniques associated with camera movements. During this elective you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, practical in-class exercises and moving image-based artworks. These viewings are intended to expose you to a range of cinematographic techniques and encourage discussion, debate and creative exploration around the topic of movement in cinematography. You will be introduced to the use of sophisticated camera stabilising techniques and equipment including Steadicam, dolly, jibs and other moving camera rigs.Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAEL5045 Networked Worlds

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project documentation (10%) and seminar presenation (20%) and major project (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective unit of study provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop interactive websites for delivery across a range of platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile. Over the course of the unit of study you will learn a range of approaches to interactive authoring for the web, including principles of user-interface design and navigational architecture for web-based work. You will learn current web authoring tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Muse, and be introduced to the possibilities of scripting for design and interactivity using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript libraries. The major outcome of this unit of study is the development of an interactive website that demonstrates the technical and conceptual knowledge you have gained during the unit. It is expected that this project be creatively focused and critically engaged with the possibilities presented by the online environment for media implementation and interactivity. This project is to be supported by a series of seminars and a set of professional standard production documents that reflect the development and implementation of your major project.
MFDI9303 Digital Effects for Film and Video

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and class presentation (15%) and project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to equip you with a conceptual understanding and technical expertise in the use of digital effects for film and video projects. You will be introduced to the use of software programs such as Adobe After Effects to explain how moving images can be transformed over time in combination with text, masks, animation, filters, effects and sound. You will learn how to author in After Effects through an intensive series of tutorials film/video screenings and practical studio workshops. This will culminate in the production of a studio project. The project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
MFDI9313 Digital Editing for Film and Video

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and class presentation (15%) and project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to equip you with a conceptual understanding and technical expertise in the use of digital editing for film and video projects. You will be introduced to the use of software programs such as Final Cut Pro HD to explain how edit moving images in to a project and how moving images can be transformed over time in combination with text, masks, filters, effects and sound. You will learn how to edit and master in Final Cut Pro HD through an intensive series of tutorials film/video screenings and practical studio workshops. This will culminate in the production of a studio project. The project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
RMAP5003 Research Methodology in Art Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: basic research skills assessment (20%) and research writing and presentation (30%) and research proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research Methodology in Art Practice (RMAP) investigates traditional research skills, literature reviews and statistical testing/analysis as well as emergent and interdisciplinary methodologies drawn from intuitive reflective practice in the studio. RMAP explores the pursuit of knowledge and realization of singular perspectives through practice-led visual arts research, emphasizing the interaction between creative practice and the discursive component.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences electives

ARHT6936 Biennales, Triennales & Contemporary Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Please consult department for class schedule Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (75%), 1x1000wd Class presentation in situ at the Biennale (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the historical emergence and rapid growth of contemporary international surveys of art since the 1960s. The Biennales, Triennales, Documentas and related international exhibitions are a spectacular cornerstone of today's global art industry. The proliferation of museums, exhibitions, art fairs and cultural events at the international level are now competing with other areas of mass entertainment. In particular, the international contemporary art survey has become a pre-eminent, critical platform for art, trade and cultural politics. The unit is run in conjunction with the Biennale of Sydney. It is an intensive class, with a large component held in situ at Biennale exhibitions, performances, conferences and satellite events.
ARHT6939 The Documentary Film

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week pre film screening, 1x2hr film screening/week,1x1hr seminar/week post film screening Assessment: 1x1500wd seminar paper (25%), 1x2500wd Research essay (60%), participation and Seminar presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the theory, practice and criticism of documentary filmmaking from its inception to the present. It will focus on key movements and filmmakers as a means of tracking and assessing critical changes to the status and value of the 'truth claims' of the documentary. The unit will move towards a critical assessment of the slow erosion of the distinction between the documentary image and the fiction image in its place in new media.
The following units of study are available to Master of Moving Image students:
ARHT6925 Cinematographic Performance

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Laleen Jayamanne Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Taking its cue from the etymology of the word Cinematography (writing with movement), this unit of study addresses the idea of performance. This includes the persona (mask) of the actor, but is not restricted to the organic human body. The vitality of 'non-organic' performance of cinematic elements and forces will receive equal attention. Conceptual tools for the analysis of a range of films will be drawn from an interdisciplinary field including theories of culture, fashion, gender, theatre, and neuroscience and philosophy.
ARHT6940 Editing the Moving Image

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Keith Broadfoot Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x2-hr film screening/week Assessment: 1x2000wd analysis of film sequence (40%), 1x1000wd film/media review (20%), 1x2000wd seminar presentation/paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines different approaches to the editing of the moving image. Different styles of editing from the early days of cinema to contemporary media practice will be studied. There will be regular screening of films with an analysis of key sequences. The impact of different technologies and forms, such as television and the digital image, will be considered. The range of methodologies that film and media studies have developed for interpreting the effects of editing will be studied.
ARIN6901 Network Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Online activities (20%), 1x1500wd Report and network analysis (25%), 1x1000wd equivalent Responses to readings (20%), 1x500wd Abstract (5%), 1x2000wd Major Essay (30%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Is the network the distinctive mode of organisation for the 21st century? The Internet is the paradigmatic mode of decentralised many-to-many communication that interconnects with the century-old telecommunications and broadcasting networks. Geopolitical networks have displaced left/right Cold War oppositions. Social and professional networks extend influence beyond traditional institutional and family allegiances. Network models have challenged rationalist rule-governed models of thought and practice. The interdisciplinary critical analysis of current research, theory and debates will allow students to understand and evaluate the significance of networks in the contemporary world.
ARIN6902 Internet Governance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Late Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Report to government (25%), 1x1200wd Journalistic article (25%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x800wd equivalent Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Privacy, piracy, cyberbullying, trolls, censorship, cybersecurity, surveillance, online petitions and propaganda are just some of the issues we navigate in our daily lives online. This unit of study frames these issues historically, culturally and philosophically. The forums of internet governance are a microcosm of global governance that allow expression of national identity, and positioning in international relations. Students taking this unit will gain a critical understanding of one of the most important global policy issues of our time.
ARIN6903 Exploring Digital Cultures

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathy Cleland Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x10-min seminar presentation (20%), 1x1500wd weblog (30%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary life puts us into constant contact with digital technologies. These technologies are implicated in many
changes in everyday practices, cultural forms, meanings and identities. Exploring Digital Cultures critically investigates
the inter-relationship of culture and technology in today's digitally networked environment. It introduces students to key
themes and thinkers in this interdisciplinary area and gives them essential concepts and skills for researching and analysing
how digital media are remediating and transforming culture.
Textbooks
ARIN6903 Course Reader
ARIN6904 Mobile Media and Games

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Review and presentation (25%), 1x3000wd Critical Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Game/app concept (25%), Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Networked mobile devices and computer games are increasingly prominent in today's mediascapes, supporting practices of individualised mobility and play. This unit of study critically examines the aesthetics, politics and everyday uses of these emerging cultural technologies. It draws on new media studies, game studies and platform studies to explore themes such as the complication of leisure and work spaces, new media industries, gamification, playbour and mobile social media.
ENGL6903 Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd original written work by the end of the semester (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a unit in writing film, television and/or theatre scripts taught by an established script writer. Students are required to produce their own work or works throughout the semester. These works will provide the basis for discussion in class.
ENGL6969 Writers at Work: Screenwriters

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: It is recommended that students also enrol in ENGL6903
Four contemporary Australian screenwriters are highlighted, each presenting three 2-hour sessions. In the first session, a film scripted by the writer will be shown. In the second and third, the screenwriter will explain the genesis of the film, the process of writing it, and the triumphs and tribulations of transferring the script to the screen. In some of the sessions, a key figure associated with the production, e.g. the producer, director, or a lead actor may be present for the students to question.

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

The following units of study are available to Master of Moving Image students:
IDEA9101 IDEA Laboratory 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rob Saunders Session: Semester 1a Classes: Intensive Mode: Weeks 1, 3 and 5 lectures totalling 13 hours and tutorials totalling 26 hours Assessment: 3 x Individual Assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
The aim of this unit of study is the learning of key technical skills for prototyping and building interactive digital media within a creative design framework. The unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of various software and hardware construction tools, and the technological platforms available for building sensor-based interfaces. The lab sessions will be conducted as a series of intensive lectures/tutorials during the first half of the semester. Students will gain practical experience through a series of exercises and assignments. For those students enrolled in IDEA9102 IDEA Studio 1, it will provide the foundation for the technical implementation of the studio project.
IDEA9201 IDEA Laboratory 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lian Loke Session: Semester 2a Classes: Intensive Mode: Weeks 1, 3 and 5, lectures totalling 13 hours, tutorials totalling 26 hours. Assessment: 3 x Individual Assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
The aim of this unit of study is the learning of key technical skills for prototyping and building interactive digital media within a creative design framework. The unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of various software and hardware construction tools, and the technological platforms available for building sensor-based interfaces. The lab sessions will be conducted as a series of intensive lectures/tutorials during the first half of the semester. Students will gain practical experience through a series of exercises and assignments. For those students enrolled in IDEA9202 IDEA Studio 2, it will provide the foundation for the technical implementation of the studio project.
IDEA9106 Design Thinking

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lian Loke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Seminar 3 hrs/wk Assessment: Design assignments (90%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an overview of a human (or user) centred approach to the design of interactive technologies. It introduces students to design thinking and how it can be productively applied to different design situations. The theoretical concepts, methods and tools for the key stages of interaction design are covered including user research, ideation, prototyping and user evaluation. The cognitive processes of individual designers are also explored. Students learn to persuasively communicate and pitch design concepts with an emphasis on the user experience through visual storytelling and the use of video. It provides students with the principles, processes and tools for working on user-centred design in studio projects. Students will acquire the following learning outcomes:
1. An appreciation of the role of design thinking in traditional and cross-disciplinary contexts
2. Theoretical and practical understanding and application of human-centred methodologies, methods and tools
3. Demonstration of ideation and concept development, informed by user and background research, to innovate interactive technology solutions to complex problems
4. Awareness of design processes and cognition in collaborative, inter-disciplinary teams
5. Demonstration of persuasive oral/visual communication techniques

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies electives

The following units of study are available to Master of Moving Image students:
COMP5028 Object-Oriented Design

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: Assumed Knowledge: Students enrolled in COMP5028 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. Prohibitions: INFO3220 Assessment: Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces essential object-oriented design methods and language mechanisms, especially the principles of modelling through Rational Unified Process and agile processes using Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Java or C++, both of which are industry standard. Students work in small groups to experience the process of object-oriented analysis, object-oriented design, implementation and testing by building a real-world application. Java or C++ is used as the implementation language and a special emphasis is placed on those features of Java or C++ that are important for solving real-world problems. Advanced software engineering features, including exceptions and name spaces are thoroughly covered.
COMP5114 Digital Media Fundamentals

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Assessment: Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Digital media has become indispensable our heterogeneous computing and communication environment. This unit provides an overview of creating, processing, manipulating, and compressing digital media which mainly include image, audio and video. It introduces principles and current techniques such as multimedia data acquisition, analysis, processing and compression and management. It also elaborates different multimedia coding standards, various multimedia systems and cutting-edge multimedia applications such as web media.
COMP5116 Design of Networks & Distributed Systems

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1 hr/week. Assessment: Through semester assessment (40%) Final Exam (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit covers general foundations of communication systems and a detailed walk through of the implementation of the TCP/IP protocol stack, which forms the basis of the Internet. The unit also covers the basic knowledge of how to analyse, design and implement simple communication protocols.
Objectives: On completion of this unit students will have developed an understanding of the principles and practice of the layered model of communications architecture, the TCP/IP protocol stack and its component protocols, and various common techniques and tools for protocol analysis and design.
COMP5206 Information Technologies and Systems

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1 hr/week. Assessment: Through semester assessment (50%) Final Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of information systems from organisational and managerial perspectives. The emergence of the digital firm and its implications will be studied. The critical role of information and knowledge management will be emphasised from both conceptual and practical standpoints. Key topics covered will include:
* Basic Information Systems Concepts
* Systems Approach and Systems Thinking
* E-Business and E-Commerce
* IT Strategy and Competitive Advantage
* Data and Knowledge Management
* Information Systems Development and IS Management
* Decision support systems, business intelligence and online analytical processing systems (OLAP)
* Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Enterprise Content Management and Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems
* Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Information technologis.
COMP5212 Software Construction

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: Assumed knowledge: Some prior knowledge of programming is preferred; for students without programming experience, extra assistance is given in the first 6 weeks of the semester. Assumed knowledge: Some prior knowledge of programming is preferred; for students without programming experience, extra assistance is given in the first 6 weeks of the semester. Assessment: Through semester assessments (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a programming unit of study that is designed to enable students, coming from any background, to learn to program in the C language, with emphasis on the individual producing code that works correctly. as a gentler start to C itself, the unit starts with Python, introducing the same core ideas. Once students have mastered this, we move to C, tackling the same deep ideas in the context of the much more difficult programming in C.
Topics include: coding simple dynamic data structures (linked lists); debugging; use of Unix tools for managing programming activities such as testing; learning from manual entries for standard library functions and Unix commands.
On completion of this unit, students will have acquired programming skills and techniques applicable to the development of software used in areas such as networking, computer engineering, language translation, and operating systems.
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1 hr/week. Assessment: Through semester assessment (40%) Final Exam (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an introduction to computer organisation and network protocols. It covers a broad range of topics including computer hardware, software architecture (operating systems, compilers, etc), and principles of communication network protocols. It is designed to give students an understanding of how software programs operate and run inside the computer hardware, and therefore the knowledge how to use computers most effectively.
PMGT5887 Computer Applications in PM

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1 hr/week. May also be offered online. Assessment: Through semester assessment (60%) Final Exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Computer-Aided Project Management builds a bridge from the genesis of project management principles through today`s software, developing a postmodern project management systems paradigm for the twenty-first century. Adopting a unique systems perspective that emphasises project coding--an essential skill in project database management--this course demonstrates what fundamental project management principles are, what they do, and how they work in the software environment. Addressing all phases of a project, it illustrates and expands theories through the use of realistic case studies and extensive exercises running on PCs. An important feature of systems project management, the use of ``scope`` and ``quality,`` is also discussed.
By the end of this unit of study, students should be able to:
- Understand application-based introduction to effective systems and methods for project planning and control
- Understand essential knowledge to manage successfully and to create, use, and communicate PC-, Server-, Web-, and Internet-based project management information.
- Understand the use of structures such as PDS (Project Definition Structure), WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure), and Masterformat project coding for areas, functions, elements, phases, stages, packages, purchase orders, contracts, and human resources planning and scheduling by CPM (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) communicating with Gantt and bar charts and graphics such as S curves relating estimating and cost control from order-of-magnitude numbers to appropriation grade budgets.