Design Computing/Advanced Studies

Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Enrolment guide

The Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is a four-year degree.

The combined Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree lets students combine the depth of the Design Computing program with the breadth of education available across the University of Sydney. Advanced Studies combined-degree students will use their elective units in the Design Computing program, plus a fourth year of study, to take advanced-level Design Computing units to complete a second Major from anywhere on campus and engage in interdisciplinary project-based units.

The interdisciplinary nature of this degree prepares students for the rapidly changing nature of industry and the future of work in the digital economy.

The first year introduces the fundamentals of design thinking, creative coding, and digital media. These units form the basic knowledge needed for the unique studio-driven environment of the second, third and fourth years. The studios are where students apply their skills to solve real-world problems and explore the possibilities enabled by emerging technologies.

In order to qualify for the degree, candidates must complete the requirements as specified in the resolutions of the Senate and University School.

All students should read the course resolutions and monitor their progress throughout the degree by reference to them.

The following points summarise the resolutions but do not replace them.

Summary of requirements

In order to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree, candidates need to:

Successfully complete 192 credit points in total including:

(a) 84 credit points of core units of study from Part 1 of Table A

(b) a major (48 credit points) or program specified in Table S (Shared Pool)

(c) for students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in Table O (Open Learning Environment)

(d) for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream:
(i) a minimum of 6 credit point of units of study in Table O (Opening Learning Environment); and
(ii) a minimum of 12 credit point of Dalyell Stream units of study from Table D

(e) for students previously enrolled in the Dalyell Stream in their current degree, who are no longer enrolled in the stream and have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study:
(i) a minimum of 6 credit point of units of study in Table O (Open Learning Environment)

(f) a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000-level from Table A or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of 12 to 36 credit points; and

(g) where appropriate, elective units from Part 2 of Table A or Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D.

 
In order to qualify for the award of Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies please refer to the course resolutions.

Planning your degree

The program has been designed so that the core units should be taken in a certain order and the elective units fitted with them. The enrolment planner shows progression through the core units of study.

Enrolment planner: Semester 1 commencement

Year

Unit of study

Credit points

Year 1

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

DECO1006

Design Process and Methods

6

DECO1012

Design Programming

6

DECO1015

Visual Communication

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

Semester 2

 

 

DESA1555

Safety Induction and Competency Unit

0

DECO1016

Introduction to Web Design

6

DECO1017

Principles of Animation

6

DESN1001

Design Theory and Culture

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Total for Year 1

48

Year 2

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

DECO2014

User Experience Design Studio

12

DECO2017

Advanced Web Design

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

Semester 2

 

 

DECO2200

Interaction Design Studio

12

DECO2018

3D Modelling and Fabrication

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Total for Year 2

48

Year 3

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

DECO3100

Information Visualisation Design Studio

12

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Elective

6

Semester 2

 

 

ARCH4108

Industry and Community Project Unit A (Int July)

6

ARCH4109

Industry and Community Project Unit B

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Elective

6

 

Total for Year 3

48

Year 4

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Table O

6

 

Elective

6

 

Elective

6

Semester 2

 

 

DECO4200

Advanced Project Design Studio

12

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Table O

6

 

Total for Year 4

48


Enrolment planner: Semester 2 commencement

Students commencing their studies in Semester 2 have access to all the same options as those commencing in Semester 1.

Year

Unit of study

Credit points

Year 1

 

 

Semester 2

 

 

DESA1555

Safety Induction and Competency Unit

0

DECO1017

Principles of Animation

6

DESN1001

Design Theory and Culture

6

DECO2018

3D Modelling and Fabrication

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

Semester 1

 

 

DECO1006

Design Process and Methods

6

DECO1012

Design Programming

6

DECO1015

Visual Communication

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Total for Year 1

48

Year 2

 

 

Semester 2

 

 

DECO1016

Introduction to Web Design

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Elective

6

 

Elective

6

Semester 1

 

 

DECO2014

User Experience Design Studio

12

DECO2017

Advanced Web Design

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Total for Year 2

48

Year 3

 

 

Semester 2

 

 

DECO2200

Interaction Design Studio

12

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Table O

6

Semester 1

 

 

DECO3100

Information Visualisation Design Studio

12

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Total for Year 3

48

Year 4

 

 

Semester 2

 

 

DECO4200

Advanced Project Design Studio

12

ARCH4108

Industry and Community Project Unit A (Int July)

6

ARCH4109

Industry and Community Project Unit B

6

Semester 1

 

 

 

Table O

6

 

Major (Table S)

6

 

Elective

6

 

Elective

6

 

Total for Year 4

48