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Master of Digital Learning Futures

2019

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1CM567
Online
1CM567
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
093308K
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SDLF01

Award
Master of Digital Learning Futures
Faculty/College
College of Education
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

Advancements and innovations with digital technology are not stopping now! Get ready for the next wave of global transformation and participate in an innovative industry relevant program that investigates the dynamics of the digital era. What new ‘smarts’ are on the horizon and what skills are needed to engage effectively within the digital paradigm? How might we learn next? How might we teach?

The Master of Digital Learning Futures is designed as an inter-disciplinary program that probes the edge of innovation with digital media and ways that learning can be optimised. It is suited to those working or aiming to work in educational settings, creative industries, software development, learning design, e-learning and related fields.

Based on a solid foundation of core units the course provides opportunities for research and internship as well as electives in new media production skills, web development, and systems management.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities including teaching, teaching centre technology officers, instructional designers, education software developers, learning and development specialists and e-learning specialists.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Master of Digital Learning Futures offers 10 core units, which equip students with research, theory and practice related knowledge and skills.

The program also offers a choice of specialist elective sequences including:

  • New Media;
  • New Media Web Development;
  • Information Technology - Introductory Web Programming; and
  • Information Technology - Systems Management;

The program concludes with a research project grounded in a real-world situation, which can be either theory focused or digital resource production based, and linked to an industry-based internship.

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(10 units)
120cp Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

DLF511 Hacking the Matrix: Video Games, Cyber Security and the Digital Paradigm
DLF512 Digital Technologies: Aid and Development (only available externally)
DLF513 Digital Technologies: Re/making Digital Cultures Through Curricula and Assessment
DLF514 Digital Technologies: Education, Apps and Mobile Devices
DLF515 Digital Technologies: Languages, Literacy and Data Literacy
PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability
EMG505 Research Methodologies in Global Learning
EMG609 Internship in Global Learning (20cp) (repeatable)
 

Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

Note: at least two (2) units must be at 200 level.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - WEB DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING

Complete the three (3) units below:

HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures

And one (1) unit from the following:

HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design (pre-requisite is HIT226)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)
HIT372 Organisational Network Infrastructure (replaces HIT272 from 2019)
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management (replaces BIS342 from 2019)

NEW MEDIA* (please see further information below)

SMP202 Screen Recording and Design 1 (internal only) (recoded from MUS299 2018)
SMP302 Sound Recording and Design 2 (internal only) (recoded from MUS399 2018)
SMP101 Introduction to Screen Media (recoded from NMD201 2018)
SMP201 Screen Production 1 (recoded from NMD201 2018)
SMP203 Digital Media Design Studio 1 (recoded from NMD203 2018)
SMP204 Digital Media Design Studio 2 (recoded from NMD204 2018)
SMP301 Screen Production 2 (recoded from NMD302 2018)
SMP303 Digital Media Project 1 (recoded from NMD302 2018)
SMP304 Digital Media Project 2 (recoded from NMD301 2018)

NEW MEDIA WEB DEVELOPMENT

Select two (2) units from the following:

SMP203 Digital Media Design Studio 1 (recoded from NMD203 2018)
SMP204 Digital Media Design Studio 2 (recoded from NMD204 2018)
SMP304 Digital Media Project 2 (recoded from NMD301 2018)

And two (2) from the following:

HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design (pre-requisite is HIT226)
 

  160cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

*NEW MEDIA

Students with demonstrated high level competence in video production (camera, lighting, sound, editing, scripting), conventions of non-fiction and fiction forms as well as post production software (Adobe Premier) need not take NMD201.

Students with demonstrated high level competence in motion graphics, visual effects and animation (Adobe After Effects) need not take NMD203.

Students with demonstrated high level competence in design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator for interactive and print) need not take NMD204.

Students with demonstrated high level competence in sound (location and studio mixing and recording, knowledge of different microphones, pick up patterns, acoustics) and design and editing (Pro-Tools) need not take MUS299.

Students with advanced digital media skills who are ready to apply those skills at a professional level (for client or industry) should be selecting 300-level units.

Students are encouraged to take any 200-level unit that encompasses skills and knowledge not already attained to gain experience with a broad set of digital media applications.
 

Study plan

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
DLF511 Hacking the Matrix: Video Fames, Cyber Security and the Digital Paradigm CO DLF514 Digital Technologies: Education, Apps and Mobile Devices CO
DLF515 Digital Technologies: Languages, Literacies and Data Literacy CO DLF512 Digital Technologies: Aid and Development CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
EMG505 Research Methodologies in Global Learning CO DLF513 Re/making Digital Cultures Through Curricula and Assessment CO
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability CO PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
EMG609 Internship in Global Learning (20cp) (repeatable)
CO EMG609 Internship in Global Learning (20cp) (repeatable) CO

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    DLF511 Hacking the Matrix: Video Fames, Cyber Security and the Digital Paradigm CO
    DLF512 Digital Technologies: Aid and Development CO
    DLF514 Digital Technologies: Education, Apps and Mobile Devices CO
    Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
EMG505 Research Methodologies in Global Learning CO DLF513 Re/making Digital Cultures Through Curricula and Assessment CO
DLF515 Digital Technologies: Languages, Literacies and Data Literacy CO PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
Specialist Elective SE EMG609 Internship in Global Learning (20cp) (repeatable)
CO
Specialist Elective SE    
Year 3
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability CO    
Specialist Elective SE    
EMG609 Internship in Global Learning (20cp) (repeatable) CO    

 

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