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2013 Programmes
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Interaction Design

NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

Interaction design is a rapidly growing field of study with a particular focus on complementary skills needed for the design, development, and evaluation of digital products and services that we use in our everyday lives. Interaction design is inherently inter-disciplinary in nature, and combines strong technical design skills with other forms of creative design skills. Interaction design practitioners therefore require a sound knowledge of computer science as well as having practical skills in applied areas such interface design, psychology, etc.

Requirements

We list the Interaction Design requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2013 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121A†
Introduction to Statistical Methods

__________
or
STAT111B†
Statistics for Science
60 points of papers at 100 LEVEL
(45 points must be Science papers*)
 
Highly recommended at least two of:
COMP125A, COMP126B, CGRD161B,
PSYC103A, SMST112A/B


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
COMP224A
Visual Design for Interactive Media
40 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
 
Highly recommended at least one of:
COMP233B,
PSYC226A (10pts) and PSYC230B (10pts),
SSRP202A/B, STAT221A


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP324A
Interactive Multimedia Systems
COMP325B
Human-Computer Interaction
40 points of papers at 300 LEVEL and 40 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
 
At least one of:
COMP314B, COMP317A, CGRD350A

† BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points across at least four science subjects. STAT121 and STAT111 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.

* These elective 100 level papers should be recognised Science papers, which are all papers offered by the Faculty of Science & Engineering, all COMP, STAT and MATH papers (except MATH168), and PHIL102, PSYC102 and PSYC103.

Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.

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