Courses & Units

Master of Creative Media Technology K7S

This course is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note: 2015 applications for this course are not being taken.


Special Note: This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).

The Master of Creative Media Technology is taught by the Human Interface Technology Lab, Australia based in the School of Computing and Information Systems.

The Human Interface Technology Australia (HIT Lab AU) is a strategic initiative of the University of Tasmania (UTAS). The HIT Lab AU is a specialist teaching and research centre bringing foundation virtual and mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses.

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) refers to the ways in which humans interface with digital devices as well as with other people remotely over large distances using the full range of human senses and gestures. This area is becoming more and more important because of the increasing demand for intuitive interface tools to enable people to communicate and drive the growing capacity and complexity of digital computing devices. Examples of human interface technolgies include: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Magic Book Technology and Virtual Retinal Display.

The Master of Creative Media Technology, which is available by part-time or full-time study, is a 16-unit conversion program based on the graduate diploma, plus an additional four postgraduate units and a 50% project.


Course Name Master of Creative Media Technology
Course Abbreviation MCMT
Course Duration 2 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 5 Years
CRICOS code 070523D
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology


Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Engineering and ICT (03) 6226 2900 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3469 (Launceston) or

No new intakes in 2015.


see K5S Graduate Certificate in Creative Media Technology

In addition, a key learning objective for the Master of Creative Media Technology will involve students undertaking a significant project to build an immersive virtual world.

Career Outcomes

see K5S Graduate Certificate in Creative Media Technology


A bachelor's degree from the University of Tasmania or a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Graduate Diploma in Creative Media Technology

The Master of Creative Media Technology is a sixteen-unit progam consisting of:

  • Six HIT-related units chosen from the Schedule
  • KIT701 ICT Research Methods
  • KIT702 ICT Research Dissertation A
  • KIT703 ICT Research Dissertation
  • Four other postgraduate units

Course Structure


Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules

Award name and title

1. The award will be called Master of Creative Media Technology with the abbreviation MCMT.


2. These specifications shall take effect on 1 July 2009 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.


3. Faculty may accept as a candidate for the Master of Creative Media Technology a person who has qualified for a bachelor degree from an accredited institution.

Requirements and duration

4. To qualify for the Master of Creative Media Technology, a candidate shall pass 16 units totalling 200% as listed in the accompanying schedule.

5. Candidates shall complete the degree requirements in not less than two-years of fulltime study (or its equivalent) and not more than five years, from the time of first enrolment.


6. Units may be counted toward the Master of Creative Media Technology only if they have been taken in accordance with the prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and as summarised in the schedule.

7. Where two more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of Specification 4.

9. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules of these specifications.