Courses & Units

Virtual and Mixed Reality Technology KIT208


This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans with 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 designed and implemented in medicine, education, design and entertainment. Hands-on experience will be provided through a series of tutorial sessions to provide basic skills on using different tools to develop students' own simple interface applications. Completing this unit will provide you with an opportunity to obtain the Unity Certified User: VR Developer professional industry certification via completion of a certification exam. Students need to get permission from the unit coordinator to enrol in the online offering. This online offering is primarily for students enrolled in the Diploma of ICT Professional Practice (including the Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice) who might need to complete the unit online. Online students will need to attend online tutorials.


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 an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the need for and use of virtual and mixed reality technologies in the world today
  • Assess the potential of emerging interface technologies for 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

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



KIT101 or KIT107 or KIT109


Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hours/week
Tutorial: 1 hour/week
Self-Study: 1 hour/week

Online teaching arrangements may differ and will be advised by your teaching team.

AssessmentEssay (15%)|Design of Interface Application (20%)|Development of Interface Application (I) (20%)|Development of Interface Application (II) (20%)|Development and Evaluation of Interface Application (25%)
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