The program is delivered using a combination of studios, workshops, classroom sessions, seminars, and group projects to enable deep and experiential learning. You will be working in collaborative, dedicated studio spaces throughout the program to gain practical skills, learn design process and theories to craft computation for future products and services. The program is transdisciplinary, allowing students to navigate through the curriculum choosing (with mentorship) learning units that are interesting to them. They learn to implement ideas and concepts using experimental and established tools, and develop visualisations that are engaging and meaningful for the end-user.
While Engineering courses often centre on the technical ideas of Computer Science, this course looks at the point where technology and people meet. While engineers optimise algorithms and build novel data structures to hold information, students in this course would use these algorithms in areas where they are meaningful, whether in healthcare and education or in art and media.
The Creative and Applied Computation specialisation looks at technology from the perspective of Art and Design. It looks at using algorithmic thinking in areas as diverse as business or theatre. Speculating about scenarios and looking for opportunities in contexts are part of the practice of Creative and Applied Computation.
The Creative and Applied Computation specialisation provides students with capabilities to work in a number of fields – it could be applying computation to well established areas such as graphic design to make visuals that are interactive and dynamic, or to product design to build objects that are intelligent and communicate; it could also be to new areas that are being explored such as applications of computer vision or augmented reality.