Visualisation, simulation, and immersive environments are increasingly driving a transition from historical production models towards more agile and adaptable work practices.
Working in proud partnership with the Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance, an independent social enterprise at the centre of the profession, we have created a suite of much-needed courses, unlike any others.
- Flexible Learning
- A Response to Industry Demand
- Co-Created with Industry Leaders
- Globally Recognised Research Labs
To meet the demands of a busy world, professionals can undertake learning in a flexible bespoke manner, increasing your chance of success.
Micro-credentialed short courses are designed to enable practitioners to quickly learn the latest technologies, skill sets and competencies they need to meet the growing demand for (and convergence of) immersive practices.
Courses can be face-to-face or online, at any time over the year. They are non-award, badged by UNSW Sydney and Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance, and can be recognised for credit towards the Graduate Certificate or Masters of Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design.
We can work with your company to develop in-depth, customised training programs badged by UNSW Sydney, and delivered by our experts either online, on-site or at UNSW facilities. Programs can be recognised for credit towards the Graduate Certificate or Masters of Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design.
Graduate Certificate and Masters
The Graduate Certificate (0.7 years) and Master (1.7 years) of Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design are advanced, transdisciplinary programs, offering a unique human-centred, design driven approach. You will become qualified to utilise simulation, visualisation and immersive environments to take up a range of high value positions as design leaders, managers, trainers, artists, researchers, planners, analysts, innovators, and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industry sectors.
To help you balance work and learning, you can study full or part-time in our postgraduate programs. You can also bring your existing industry knowledge into your study. Professionals with knowledge and experience in a particular domain will benefit from a broadening human-centric conceptual foundation, and you can personalise your learning, melding workplace experience and personal interests into your projects.
The Graduate Certificate and Masters programs have been designed as a low-residency experience to accommodate busy professionals. The core courses are conducted online, with two to three intensive face-to-face meet ups per term on campus or at our industry partner simulation facilities. Most meet ups will take place on the weekend to maximise flexibility. You will also have full access to all campus facilities throughout each term. For elective courses you will be able to select from a range of fully online courses and on-campus face-to-face courses with weekly scheduled classes.
Recognition of Prior Learning
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 procedures for elective courses within the program. RPL will not be considered for core courses and the capstone course. For more details about RPL and the application form please click here.
Alternative Entry Pathway
Applicants who do not have a Bachelors degree or who have a WAM equivalent between 60-64.9% may apply for RPL for admission into the Graduate Certificate based upon at least 5 years industry experience. Given the transdisciplinary nature of the program industry experience may be in any discipline. Applicants must submit a digital portfolio. For more information see the Recognition of Prior Learning section in the UNSW Handbook for the 7322 Graduate Certificate in Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate with a WAM of 65 may articulate into the full Masters program.
Emerging technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR, AR and MR) are impacting practice across disciplines and industries, and are having profound impact on workforce creativity and productivity in many domains including:
- Advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0
- Architecture, and social and urban planning
- Art, design and animation
- Business and finance
- Defence and national security
- Emergency and first response
- Immersive entertainment and gaming
- Medicine, healthcare and sports training
- Sustainability and environmental modelling
Our courses have been co-created in proud partnership with a broad range of simulation experts and leading organisations. As a student, you will learn from those working at the forefront of developing and applying visualisation, simulation, and immersive environments in their industry. Engaging with work from a diverse a cross-section of industries, you will become equipped to draw innovations to your own areas of interest.
- Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab
- Big Bang Sound Design
- Coal Services
- Rabdan Academy
- Real Serious Games
- State Library of NSW
Short course partners
Visualisation, Simulation and Immersive Design courses are founded on a long established, innovative and extensive program of world-leading research. As a UNSW postgraduate student, you will have opportunities to engage with the UNSW’s world-class research labs.
- EPICentre: Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre
- 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab
- Creative Robotics Lab
- iCinema: Centre for Interactive Cinema Research
- Ingham Institute Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre
- National Facility for Human Robot Interaction Research
- Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI)
- TRACSLab: UNSW Travel Choice Simulation Laboratory
- Ultra High Resolution Scanning Lab