The Bachelor of Science in Computing and Digital Media prepares students for the growing and dynamic area formed by the convergence of computer science and digital media including animation, computer games, computer graphics and information visualisation.
The primary focus of the degree is to provide a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of computer science and digital media production, including the use of advanced tools in the area.
Students will be prepared for future roles as a professional developer or computer scientist with the ability to use professional skills and knowledge in the development of complex computer-based systems, specifically in the digital media arena.
Why study Computing and Digital Media at Flinders?
The Bachelor of Science in Computing and Digital Media at Flinders:
* provides students with the opportunity to combine an intensive study of the Digital Media with Computer Science
* has been developed with substantial input from the digital media and computer game development industries
* builds on Flinders' strengths in Digital Media and its longstanding strengths in Screen Studies (especially Film) and Computing
* is a combined effort between our Screen Studies Department, Drama Centre (a partner in South Australia's Helpmann Academy) and School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, providing students with the opportunity to interact and work with those pursuing a diverse range of careers from performers and directors through to game designers and IT professionals
* provides practical experience in digital media design and production throughout the degree. In the final year students undertake a Digital Media Technical project where they further build on the skills and practical experiences developed during the course.
Combined degree options
Combine with Duration
Bachelor of Innovation and Enterprise (Science and Technology) 4 years
Refer to Science and Technology combined degrees for further information.
It is expected that this new course will be accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the Professional level.
What can I do with my Bachelor of Science in Computing and Digital Media degree?
Study a language
Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of 1 extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.
The Bachelor of Science in Computing and Digital Media requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).
The course is offered jointly by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Computing and Digital Media a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
First Year ***
36 units comprising:
Fundamentals of Computing
Mathematics 1A *
Computer Programming 1
Mathematics 1B *
* Students who have achieved a mark of at least 18 in SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or at least 6 in International Baccalaureate Mathematics HL, have the option of doing the corresponding topics MATH1141 Advanced Mathematics 1A (instead of MATH1121) and MATH1142 Advanced Mathematics 1B (instead of MATH1122).
** PHYS1101 Physics 1A, COMP1101 Information and Communications Technology 1A, and ENGL1001 Professional English are highly recommended.
*** Students who successfully complete the level 1 topics are able to transfer to either the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media major) or the Bachelor of Computer Science with minimal loss of time.
36 units comprising:
Application Development, OR
Computer Programming 2
Web-based Systems Development
Creating Digital Texts
Third Year #
36 units comprising:
Interactive Computer Systems
plus two topics selected from the following:
Advanced Application Development
3D Computer Aided Design
Information Environments #
Interaction Evaluation #
Computer Game Development #
Digital Media Technical Project #
plus 6 units selected from the following:
Upper level selective ***
*** Upper level selective refers to any COMP, MDIA, CREA or SCRN topic at Level 2 or above subject to prerequisites and the permission of the Course Coordinator.
# The third year of the program of study will become available in 2010 (topics not available marked #). Students can, however, negotiate a third year schedule for 2009 by talking to the course coordinator.