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MMS5940 - Multimedia authoring

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Ruben Hopmans


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit enables students to acquire an overall view of the process of multimedia system development and provides them with an understanding of formal approaches to handling this process. The subject also covers the technical aspects of multimedia application development.Topics covered:multimedia system development life cycle, the issues and possible solutionsconceptual design tools: storyboard, extended Entity-Relationship Model and object-oriented approachesmultimedia authoring tools and how they help to implement CD-ROM based, Internet enabled and hybrid CD-ROM multimedia systemscontent development skills for multimedia applications for business, education and the general public.


2 hour exam (50%) Multimedia system development project (50%)

Contact hours

12 hrs/week for 13 weeks. On-campus: Students will attend 2 hrs of lectures and one 2 hr tutorial/laboratory session/week and are expected to spend 8 hrs/week on individual study and assignment work, including library and computing laboratory work beyond these normal class hours.


FIT5900 or GCO5900, FIT5910 or GCO5910, and FIT5920 or VCM4002, or with permission from the subject co-ordinator.