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Space available for Late Round offers in Design Computing


19 January 2012

The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is pleased to announce that additional spaces have been made available in the Bachelor of Design Computing program.

This unique undergraduate degree in design with electronic media pushes students to develop their own design concepts, then progress these through studios in which students collaborate with staff, students and industry to produce working systems that are functional and a pleasure to use.

The niche program, taking in less than 60 students each year, has a strong track record in producing graduates at the forefront of new design fields. "Students go on to become art directors, creative directors, producers, and developers at interaction design firms, advertising, marketing and public relations agencies, animation houses, and IT consulting companies," says Program Director Associate Professor Andy Dong. "While you may not have heard of the individuals, if you have watched a movie on an inflight entertainment system, played a video game associated with a Hollywood movie, or recorded a cable television movie, you've already used interactive multimedia and applications to which our graduates have contributed to imagining, designing, and implementing."

Design Computing is especially attractive to students interested in IT or Computer Science who also want to develop creative design skills. "Currently there is a critical shortage of professionals possessing both design and programming ability. While there has been a large number of new design programs available to school leavers, our Design Computing program remains the only option for students wanting to gain expertise across both of these lucrative fields."

Students in the program are exposed to the latest software for design including the Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Studio Max, Final Cut Pro, and Max/MSP, and learn a variety of programming languages including HTML5, Javascript, Java, PHP, and Objective C. Our students deploy their interactive multimedia and applications on various hardware platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android-based mobile phones, multi-touch tables, and Arduino microelectronics boards.

Flexibility is built into the program, with students choosing from a range of technical, science, humanities and business electives from throughout the University. Associate Professor Andy Dong states that "this allows students to tailor individual programs to meet their own educational and career interests, including user experience design, interaction design as well as electronic media and arts, film and animation production, media and journalism, marketing, IT consultancy and game programming." Students can incorporate units from mechatronic and electrical engineering, IT, psychology, media and communications, marketing, business information systems, computer science and philosophy disciplines.

Late Round vacancy applications close on Wednesday 25 January. See UAC for more details on how to apply. More information on the Design Computing program is available online at or you can talk directly to our staff on 02 9351 2686.

Contact: John Elliott

Phone: 02 9351 7591

Email: 25303b10423c2f1733181b3f254a4834062337430d2c20630e42