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Visualisation, Simulation and Immersive Design

University of New South Wales

19 months
37200 AUD/year
30960 AUD/year
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The Visualisation, Simulation and Immersive Design program from University of New South Wales will equip you to become a future-ready design leader, capable of understanding and meeting the growing demand of immersive practices across a multitude of industries. 


The Visualisation, Simulation and Immersive Design program from University of New South Wales offers a unique human-centric, design-led approach focusing on human perception and experience. You will learn how, why, when and where to effectively utilise simulation and immersive platforms including VR, AR and MR.

Your learning will engage you with these technologies first-hand as you explore real case studies and gain insights from global leaders. You will develop immersion strategies to tackle specific industry-related problems in your field of interest. The program caters to the demands of professionals from diverse industry sectors. It can be studied full-time or part-time and is delivered via a range of flexible modalities incorporating online, face-to-face classes and creative studios.

Why choose this degree?

As well as the technical side of visualisation and simulation, this unique program helps you understand the principles of human experience to better design appropriate and effective applications of VR, AR and MR technologies to solve contemporary real-world problems such as visualising complex data sets, designing human-robot interactions, rehearsing medical and defence procedures, planning cities, designing creative experiences, researching, experimenting, and training.

Who should choose this degree?

Professionals interested in understanding and utilising simulation, visualisation and immersive environments for a variety of industries including: design, cultural heritage, art, entertainment, architecture, health, defence, business, education, and manufacturing.

Career Opportunities

The program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to take up a range of high-value positions as design leaders, managers, trainers, artists, researchers, planners, analysts, innovators and entrepreneurs in the following industries: art, design, and animation, immersive entertainment and gaming, robotics, museology, advertising, education and training, architecture, social and urban planning, engineering, defence, emergency and national security, medicine, healthcare, and sports training, advanced manufacturing, business and finance, and sustainability and environmental modelling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing and Experiencing Immersion
  • Human Dimensions in Immersive Environments
  • Narrative and Sensemaking in Immersive Environments
  • Models, Systems and Solution Design
  • Immersive Design, Complexity and Wicked Problems
  • Exploring 3D Visualisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 19 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.


72 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 099986A

  • Applicants are required to have a recognised Bachelors degree with an equivalent of a UNSW 65 weighted average mark (WAM). Given that the program enables practitioners from a wide range of industry sectors to integrate visualisation, simulation and immersive environments into their own work contexts, entry is not dependent upon a degree cognate with the creative disciplines.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted for formal, non-formal and workplace learning for specified credit in accordance with UNSW recognition of prior learning procedure. Students may only claim RPL for elective courses within the program (up to a maximum of 30 UOC).

Tuition Fee

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    37200 AUD/year
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    30960 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30960 AUD per year during 19 months.


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