Visualisation, Simulation and Immersive Design

University of New South Wales

19 months
37800 AUD/year
30000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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

  • International

    37800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 AUD per year and a duration of 19 months.
  • National

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD per year and a duration of 19 months.


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