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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2011


The unit provides the basic concepts of multimedia, multimedia elements and security and privacy issues required for multimedia applications. This unit also introduces the basic processes of analysis and design for developing a complete functional specification for a multimedia/web-based application. In addition to this, it also provides an overview of the application of programming languages and detailed knowledge of multimedia authoring tools required for implementing a multimedia/web-base application. Students will have hands-on experience on analysis, design and implementation of a multimedia/web-base application.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • basic concepts of multimedia including file types, applications, compression and delivery issues;
  • processes involved in the analysis, design and production of multimedia applications;
  • legal, security and privacy issues related to multimedia applications;
  • application and selection of different multimedia authoring tools in the development of multimedia applications;
  • basic priciples of Internet and WWW in the context of web based multimedia development;
  • multimedia elements (text, image, animation, audio and video) and 3D modeling techniques;
  • basic programming techniques (such as javascript and CGI programming) to control different media such as audio, video, text and images
  • fundamentals of Extended Markup Language (XML);
  • database features which support multimedia applications.
  • processes of analysis, design and producing of a multimedia application;
  • securities issues and corresponding services related to multimedia applications;
  • multimedia elements and 3-D modeling techniques.
  • development processes for functional specifications for multimedia/web-based applications based on user requirements;
  • basic concepts of organising multimedia elements for multimedia applications based on user requirements.
Developed the skills to:
  • analyse, design and produce real world multimedia/web-based applications;
  • construct applications comprising multimedia elements that include video and sound, javascript, CGI and XML programming;
  • produce formal documentation for developing and implementing multimedia applications.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Gour Karmakar

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


FIT2029 or equivalent


BUS3400, IMS2402, IMS1403, GCO3822, GCO2823, MMS1403, MMS2402

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