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La Trobe University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Digital Media (Interaction Design)

Thanks to technology, companies and products worldwide are driven by the customer – with user experience and personalisation at the centre of design.

Upskill or launch a new career where you could design the latest interactive product in gaming, voice search, virtual and augmented reality and other intelligent interfaces like Amazon Alexa.

With La Trobe's Master of Digital Media (Interaction Design), you'll master the skills to build innovative technologies that are human-centred, usable and in-demand.

On completion of this course you'll have mastered the technical skills and knowledge associated with the field of interaction design; that includes programming, database and information technology fundamentals, user experience and design, design thinking and information visualisation.

You'll gain experience working across multiple media environments and the opportunity to take electives in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, computer graphics, mobile and pervasive computing, customer analytics or social media.

You'll learn to apply your skills in original and creative ways, empowering you to succeed in a variety of roles across multiple industry sectors. In final year, you can complete a thesis, project management subjects or real industry project with our industry partners.

Our partnership with Microsoft gives you opportunities to access free Microsoft certifications on campus. And if you wish to exit early, you can graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals.

You'll learn:

Programming
Use a range of environments, tools, techniques and programming languages to design software solutions to practical problems.
User experience and design
Learn how to put the user first and create intuitive designs to meet their needs.
Design thinking
Delve into design thinking to discover and define problems, capture research, generate ideas, concept design, prototype, evaluate and analyse innovative products.
Information visualisation
Learn to understand, represent and manipulate data in a visual and meaningful way for the user.
Virtual and augmented reality
Get the skills to develop virtual and augmented reality applications to explore future education, agriculture, transportation, and user experience or interaction needs.

Campus Information

Melbourne Campus

La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus combines parkland beauty with a vibrant campus culture filled with cafés, shops and a multi-level library. It’s also one of Australia’s largest university campuses. You’ll have access to state-ofthe-art facilities, including our brand-new tech and business labs, the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science and our very own Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll also have help to achieve your academic best. We provide dedicated study rooms like the Women's Lounge, the Law Common Room, and the MASO (Mature Age Student Organisation) Lounge. And we host many cultural and academic events on campus to make you feel at home.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

La Trobe offers programs that are industry-focused and offer a lot of practical exposure.  Following graduation, students can often struggle to find work relevant to their field of study - that’s why employers value students with pre-existing workplace experience. Students who can readily adapt their university learnings to the real world are far more valuable to employers than those who cannot.

The La Trobe Business School offers a variety of practical learning opportunities to help you develop a competitive edge in the job market. La Trobe focuses on Work Integrated Learning. Following graduation, students can often struggle to find work relevant to their field of study - that’s why employers value students with pre-existing workplace experience. Students who can readily adapt their university learnings to the real world are far more valuable to employers than those who cannot. The La Trobe Business School offers a variety of practical learning opportunities to help you develop a competitive edge in the job market. 

The duration of the internship will vary depending on the chosen course and subject. During this time a student will be expected to complete assessments based on experience. Please note that eligibility criteria do apply.

If you are an undergraduate student, you can choose from the following subjects:

  • Accounting Work Placement (ACC3AWP)
  • Experiential Learning Project (BUS3ELP)
  • Food and Beverage Supervision (THS1FBS)
  • Sports Practicum (MGT3SPR)

If you are a postgraduate student, you can choose from the following subjects:

  • Business Analytics Project (BUS5PR2)
  • Business Work Placement (BUS5WIL)
  • Experiential Learning Project (BUA5ELP)

PSW Opportunity

  • As an international student, a student can work for 40 hrs in a fortnight and full time during breaks and is entitled to 2 years post-study work permit. This implies to students studying any course which is 2 years and above.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Degree entry: Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum of a C (60%) grade point average (GPA) in the final year PLUS three years of relevant managerial experience
  • Professional entry: Applicants do not require an undergraduate degree but must have a minimum of 8 years' relevant managerial experience 6.0.
  • Professional entry (no undergrad degree): International applicants must have a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. Please note that international students studying online are not eligible for an Australian student visa.

Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

  • Course Code: 102577K
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 75600 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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