Courses & Units

Virtual and Mixed Reality Technology KIT208

Launceston, Hobart

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Introduction

This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines. We will discuss their potential impact on the way we think about computers and the way we interact with them. The unit will provide an introduction to advanced human computer interfaces such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Tangible User Interface (TUI) technologies. Interface design principles will be reviewed from human factors and technological perspectives. Hardware, software, and design aspects of virtual interfaces will be investigated. We will also learn about these virtual interfaces that have been designed and implemented in the fields of medicine, education, design and entertainment. Hands-on experience will be provided through series of tutorial sessions that aims to provide basic skills on how to use different tools to develop student's own simple interface application.

Summary

Unit name Virtual and Mixed Reality Technology
Unit code KIT208
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Winyu Chinthammit
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the need for and use of virtual and mixed reality technologies in the world today
  • Describe features and functions of emerging interface technologies, and evaluate their potential real-world applications
  • Use an iterative design process to develop an interface application that utilises virtual or mixed reality technologies to meet specified user needs
  • apply a user-centric approach in the design process
  • take initiative and work independently
  • communicate effectively at a professional level
  • be aware of the social consequences of their work
  • be an effective team member
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KIT101 or KIT107 or KIT109

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hours/week
On-line tutorial: 1 hours/week in Week 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12
On-campus practical: 3 hours/week in Week 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 13

AssessmentExamination (50%)|Assignment 1 (10%)|Assignment 2 (20%)|Assignment 3 (20%)
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Textbooks

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