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SIT363 - Authoring of Interactive Media

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:

SCC218, SIT262

Unit chair:

E Lanham


Two SIT coded units (excluding mathematics units coded SIT19-, SIT29-, SIT39-) or one SIT coded unit and MSC228 (excluding mathematics units coded SIT19-, SIT29-, SIT39-)

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour practicals per week, 2 x 1 hour classes per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The design and development of multimedia systems involves complex systems analysis and design issues, the application of project management principles, and the integration of diverse content through multimedia authoring. The authoring stage involves bringing together, using appropriate tools, multimedia assets and interaction processes to create a multimedia system. On completing this unit, students will be able to author multimedia content for CD-ROM and online media; work with a variety of multimedia scripting systems; create interactive content; and apply interactivity to existing static content. Topics to be covered include interaction strategies; multimedia authoring issues; interactivity elements; authoring for different media; contrasting authoring technologies; authoring languages and authoring environments; and the application of authored multimedia to courseware, reference or information kiosk material.


Examination 40%, assignment 1 (individual work) 15%, assignment 2 (individual work) 20%, assignment 3 (group work) 25%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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