SER400 - Virtual and Augmented Interfaces


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus from 2026

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students undertaking a Bachelor Degree in the School of Engineering – SIT172 or SEP105 and a minimum of 16 credit points. Students undertaking a Bachelor Degree in the School of IT – a minimum of 12 SIT Course Grouped Units. Students undertaking a different course of study – a minimum of 24 credit points.  For students enrolled in S752: Nil.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 2 hours of practical experiences (laboratories) per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Students are required to attend and participate in practical experience (laboratory) activities at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus for the scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive activities as detailed in the unit site.


The unit introduces students to the principles and applications of virtual and augmented interfaces, as well as how to critically review the technology and propose new solutions. The unit will begin by introducing the principles of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and relevant modern technologies. The unit will then consider case studies of recent technological advances in virtual and augmented interfaces, and students will be required to critically review the introduction of these technologies. Finally students will work in teams to propose a solution to an existing problem and present their proposed solution in the form of a mock-up or prototype using an appropriate technological platform.

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