|12240007||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120|
|Mr JW de Beer|
Also consult G Regulations G.16 to G.29.
Subject to the provisions of G Regulation G.18.3, a full-time student must complete his or her studies for an honours degree within two academic years (four semesters) and an after-hours student within three academic years (six semesters) after first registration for the degree. However, the Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, extend the period of study in both cases by a maximum of two semesters.
A maximum of two modules may also be selected as electives from the other departments in the School of Information Technology.
Minimum credits: 120
Development and production of a multimedia product; product life-cycle management and documentation; the student submits a proposal which is evaluated and if approved, produces a working multimedia product.
A study of hypermedia systems, specifically adaptive hypermedia systems, as well as data modelling, storage and retrieval, database structures and metadata. A study of different mark-up languages and their role in multimedia products with the emphasis on data structuring, hyper linking theories and models.
History of multimedia ideas and technology; current trends in multimedia, latest technologies and future trends of multimedia.
In this module students will research and discuss a current topic which can change from year to year. The topic for a specific year can be obtained from the departmental website. The topic is related to the creative use of Multimedia Technologies. An understanding of the current multimedia trends is required together with the knowledge of its usage.
This module exposes students to virtual environments, ranging from fully immersive virtual reality to online virtual worlds. Starting with the notion of reality and how it is simulated, students learn about hardware, software and human factors associated with the creation and exploration of virtual environments. Students are also exposed to VE platforms and techniques, which they use to create a virtual world.
This module provides an overview of the historic and current principles and practice of natural motion animation. Different animation techniques are covered, such as stop motion, traditional animation, and 3D animation. The student receives an opportunity to create an animated short film using a technique of their choice.
In this module, students are exposed to research topics and methodologies within the HCI discipline. Students then apply their understanding by proposing and delivering a research paper.
Research methodology and the application thereof to resolve research problems and to create new knowledge, is a valued advantage to any student. The module is compiled with the following objectives in mind: to instruct the student in the basic principles of research and to avail them the opportunity to execute research projects in a professional manner. Students are guided from the selection of a problem to the presentation of a complete research report with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework.
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