The Graduate Certificate in Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design will equip you to analyse how, why, when and where to effectively utilise simulation and immersive platforms including virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR, AR & MR). 

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Graduate Certificate in Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
0.7 - 0.7 Year(s)

The Graduate Certificate of Visualisation, Simulation & Immersive Design will equip you to become a future-ready design leader, capable of understanding and meeting the growing demand of immersive practices across a multitude of industries.

The program offers a unique human-centric, design-led approach focusing on human perception and experience. You'll learn how, why, when and where to effectively utilise simulation and immersive platforms including VR, AR and MR.

Your learning will engage you with these technologies first-hand as you explore real case studies and gain insights from global leaders. You'll develop immersion strategies to tackle specific industry-related problems in your field of interest.

The program caters to the demands of professionals from diverse industry sectors. It can be studied full-time or part-time and is delivered via a range of flexible modalities incorporating online, face-to-face classes and creative studios.

This program is designed to accommodate busy professionals. Core courses are conducted online with two to three intensive face-to-face meetups per term, often on weekends. Students will have full access to all campus facilities throughout each term. A range of fully online and on campus electives are available.

Why study at UNSW?

  • Be supported by our diverse, open and inclusive Arts, Design & Architecture community.
  • Learn through research-informed teaching
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020.
  • Benefit from strong industry links and partnerships
  • Access world class alumni connections
  • Join a global top 50 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Join a community that’s part of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities
Program Code
7322
CRICOS Code
099994A
Campus
Paddington
UAC Code
N/A
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24

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Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a recognised bachelor degree with an equivalent of a UNSW 65 weighted average mark (WAM). Given that the program enables practitioners from a wide range of industry sectors to integrate visualisation, simulation and immersive environments into their own work contexts, entry is not dependent upon a degree cognate with the creative disciplines.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted for formal, non-formal and workplace learning for specified credit in accordance with UNSW recognition of prior learning procedure. Students may only claim RPL for elective courses within the program (up to a maximum of 12 UOC). RPL will not be considered for core courses.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Applicants are required to have a recognised bachelor degree with an equivalent of a UNSW 65 weighted average mark (WAM). Given that the program enables practitioners from a wide range of industry sectors to integrate visualisation, simulation and immersive environments into their own work contexts, entry is not dependent upon a degree cognate with the creative disciplines.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted for formal, non-formal and workplace learning for specified credit in accordance with UNSW recognition of prior learning procedure. Students may only claim RPL for elective courses within the program (up to a maximum of 12 UOC). RPL will not be considered for core courses.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

As well as the technical side of visualisation and simulation, this unique program helps you understand the principles of human experience to better design appropriate and effective applications of VR, AR and MR technologies to solve contemporary real-world problems such as visualising complex data sets, designing human-robot interactions, rehearsing medical and defence procedures, planning cities, designing creative experiences, researching, experimenting, and training.

Full program structure

Potential careers

The program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to take up a range of high-value positions as design leaders, managers, trainers, artists, researchers, planners, analysts, innovators and entrepreneurs in the following industries:

  • art, design, and animation
  • immersive entertainment and gaming
  • robotics
  • museology
  • advertising, education and training
  • architecture, social and urban planning
  • engineering
  • defence, emergency and national security
  • medicine, healthcare, and sports training
  • advanced manufacturing
  • business and finance
  • sustainability and environmental modelling

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$15,480*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$15,480*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only. Other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year you enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$19,500*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$20,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

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