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 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.


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 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

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

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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KIT101 or KIT107 or KIT109


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

AssessmentEssay (15%)|Assignment (20%)|Project (20%)|Assignment (20%)|Project (25%)
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