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Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  104001
External Studies
  104001
Course Duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

BCNMIT

Award
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design):Bachelor of Information Technology
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT
Literacy, Language and Media
Design and Construction

Ready to unleash your creative side in the digital world? A qualification in new media and IT will help you reach your goal.

Your course will combine creative digital applications with the latest IT techniques and technologies in key areas such as game development, digital film, animation, sound design and web-based creative applications.

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Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

StudyLink

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as web design, software development, interactive design, graphic design, digital media, film, television, gaming and music.

  • Pathways for VET to Higher Education
    Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


    Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course consists of common units, core units in information technology and new media design, specialist electives in new media design as well as electives from other areas of study within the University.

This course is available externally by distance learning for those who are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Distance learning requires reliable broadband internet access.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) is available for entry to suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design). The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available to suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Information Technology.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
 

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common
(2 units)
20
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:

*Please note that students who wish to become members of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) must complete CUC106 instead of CUC100.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016)
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core
(22 units)
220

Compulsory Core units totalling 220 credit points from units detailed below:

BIS134 System Analysis and Design (last offered 2015, removed from core)
SMP102 Introduction to Media Design (replaces CAI101 from 2018)
VIS140 Visual Arts Methods (repeatable) (replaces CAI102 from 2018)
HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications (new title in 2013)
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts
STA101 Statistics
COM203 Global Communication Industries (recoded from BCC202 in 2018) (available from 2019)
BIS234 Database Concepts (recoded from HIT234 in 2013)
BIS243 Organisational Security
CAI202 Modernity
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures (recoded from HIT225 in 2013)
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
PMO201 Project Management
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications (recoded and new title from HIT325 in 2013) 
HIT337 Distributed Development
HIT365 C Programming (previously HIT265)
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
PMO301 Project x 2 (previously PMO302 and PMO303 from 2015)

Specialist Electives
(8 units)
80

Specialist Electives units totalling 80 credit points selected from the list of units detailed below:

NEW MEDIA DESIGN
VIS110 Visual Arts Foundation (recoded from SVA103 2018)
SMP101 Introduction to Screen Media (replaces NMD201 from 2018)
SMP201 Screen Production 1 (replaces NMD201 from 2018)
SMP203 Digital Media Design Studio 1 (replaces NMD203 from 2018)
SMP204 Digital Media Design Studio 2 (replaces NMD204 from 2018)
SMP301 Screen Production 2 (replaces NMD302 from 2018)
SMP303 Digital Media Project 1 (replaces NMD302 from 2018)
SMP304 Digital Media Project 2 (replaces NMD301 from 2018)
 

Electives
(0 units)
0
There are no elective units for this course.
 
320
Total Credit Points

Of the total 320 credit points:
*Not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
*A minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
*Not more than 40 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS" (note special requirements for professional accounting recognition)

COURSE CHANGES AND TRANSITION ARRANGEMENTS - 2018

BCC202 is replaced by COM203
CAI101 is replaced by SMP102
CAI102 is replaced by VIS140
NMD201 is replaced by SMP101 and SMP201
NMD203 is replaced by SMP203
NMD204 is replaced by SMP204
NMD301 is replaced by SMP304
NMD302 is replaced by SMP301 and SMP303
SVA103 is replaced by VIS110  

COURSE CHANGES AND TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS - 2016 

Unit Title Changes

Unit Code Previous Title New Title (2016)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

BIS134 has been discontinued from 2016 (last offered in 2015) and removed from Core Units. Students who have completed BIS134 will receive 10cp towards electives.
 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level.  200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. HIT226

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective



Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU SMP102 Introduction to Media Design (replaces CAI101 from 2018) CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals  CO VIS140 Visual Arts Methods (repeatable) (replaces CAI102 from 2018) CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications  CO HIT137 Software Now CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 2
CAI202 Modernity CO CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016)
CU
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts  CO COM203 Global Communication Industries (recoded from BCC202 in 2018) (available from 2019)
CO
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO BIS134 System Analysis and Design CO
Specialist Elective 3 SE STA101 Statistics CO
Year 3
BIS234 Database Concepts CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT365 C Programming CO HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO PMO201 Project Management CO
Specialist Elective 4 SE Specialist Elective 5 SE
Year 4
PMO301 Project CO HIT337 Distributed Development CO
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO PMO301 Project CO
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications CO Specialist Elective 7 SE
Specialist Elective 6 SE Specialist Elective 8 SE

Specialist Electives Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
SVA103 Introductory Studio (repeatable unit) (replaced by VIS110 2018) SVA103 Introductory Studio (repeatable unit) (replaced by VIS110 2018)
NMD201 New Media Intermediate Studio (10 cp) x 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP101 and SMP201 from 2018)
NMD203 New Media Animation Studio (replaced by SMP203 from 2018)
NMD204 New Media Scripting and Interactive Studio 
NMD201 New Media Intermediate Studio (10 cp) x 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP101 and SMP201 from 2018)
NMD204 New Media Scripting and Interactive Studio
NMD302 New Media Advanced Studio (10cp) X 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP301 and SMP303 from 2018) SMP304 Digital Media Project 2 (recoded from NMD301 2018)
NMD302 New Media Advanced Studio (10cp) X 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP301 and SMP303 from 2018)

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.  Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 
When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level.  200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. HIT226.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective



Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    SMP102 Introduction to Media Design (replaces CAI101 from 2018) CO
    STA101 Statistics CO
    BIS134 System Analysis  and Design CO
    VIS140 Visual Arts Methods (repeatable) (replaces CAI102 from 2018) CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016)
CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT137 Software Now CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 3
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO PMO201 Project Management CO
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO COM203 Global Communication Industries (recoded from BCC202 in 2018) (available from 2019)
CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm CO
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 4 SE
Year 4
BIS234 Database Concepts CO HIT337 Distributed Development CO
CAI202 Modernity CO PMO301 Project CO
PMO301 Project CO Specialist Elective 5 SE
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications CO Specialist Elective 6 SE
Year 5
HIT365 C Programming CO    
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design  CO    
Specialist Elective 7 SE    
Specialist Elective 8 SE    

 Specialist Electives Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
SVA103 Introductory Studio (repeatable unit) (replaced by VIS110 from 2018) SVA103 Introductory Studio(repeatable unit)  (replaced by VIS110 from 2018)
NMD201 New Media Intermediate Studio (10 cp) x 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP101 and SMP201 from 2018)
NMD203 New Media Animation Studio (recoded to SMP203 2018)
NMD204 New Media Scripting and Interactive Studio 
NMD201 New Media Intermediate Studio (10 cp) x 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP101 and SMP201 from 2018)
NMD204 New Media Scripting and Interactive Studio
NMD302 New Media Advanced Studio (10cp) X 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP301 and SMP303 from 2018) SMP304 Digital Media Project 2 (replaces NMD301 from 2018)
NMD302 New Media Advanced Studio (10cp) X 2 (repeatable unit) (replaced by SMP301 and SMP303 from 2018)

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