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Digital Technologies

MajorYear: 2018

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This major will be a natural pathway to the Master of Information Systems and the Master of Information Technology.

Career pathways are varied and plentiful in the 21st century that involved the design and development of digital technology. Some career pathways include interaction design, service design, user experience design, business process design, mobile app design and web and social media development.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Problem Analysis: Apply fundamental principles of analysis to identify the needs and opportunities presented in areas of human life that might be addressed through the application of computing, informatics, and digital media.
  • Design Inquiry: Apply design thinking in an iterative and agile manner to abstract and conceptualise problem and solution models within a range of domains, with a special focus on digital artefacts such as web-based media, mobile media, and interactive media.
  • Knowledge of Digital Technologies: Knowledge of the fundamentals of digital technology including algorithmic, data-oriented, and web-based techniques, with an understanding of how they are applied in a range of areas.
  • Design and Development of Solutions: Design, use and evaluate digital-media-based solutions against a specified set of needs of various stakeholders within a range of domains.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Demonstrate a creative problem-solving process through the research, development, evaluation, and execution of various forms of digital technology.
  • Tools: Create, select, or adapt modern tools and techniques to solve complex digital design problems, and understand their limitations.
  • Individual and Team Work: Work effectively as an individual and as part of a team including those that span multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate clearly and effectively both within and outside the technological community about complex activities using written and oral communication.
  • Computing Professionalism and Society: Understand, assess and describe the role of computing systems within society, and how computing systems impact health, safety, legal, and cultural issues.
  • Ethics: Understand and comply with the relevant ethics, responsibilities, and norms of professional computing practice.
  • Life-long Learning: Recognise the need to continually develop and improve the above attributes as a computing professional.
Last updated: 5 December 2018