ITC589 Multimedia Systems PG (8)

This subject provides the student with the knowledge and skills required to plan, design and implement multimedia systems and technologies. It explores the impact of multimedia, the issues surrounding its implementation; as well as its ability to improve the quality of presentation and communication of information in electronic publications. The subject also critically evaluates the design of multimedia systems against accessibility guidelines and various legal and ethical requirements.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students in Master of Information Technology only
Not available to students who have completed subject ITC389 or ITC216

Assumed Knowledge

ITC411, ITC105 or ITC125

Incompatible Subjects

ITC216, ITC389

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse and synthesise the key components of multimedia technologies including text, graphics, voice, video and animation;
  • be able to evaluate the role of multimedia technologies in the online and web environment;
  • be able to define the characteristics of each media type and describe their application;
  • be able to develop, edit and improve interactive web pages that incorporate a variety of digital media such as graphics, voice, animation and video;
  • be able to critically evaluate the implications of copyright in the use of multimedia;
  • be able to research and analyse the protocols, standards and representation techniques used for storage and transmission of multimedia information.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Multimedia standards, data types and their applications.
  • Multimedia authoring and production.
  • Data storage and retrieval methods.
  • Compression methods.
  • Integrating multimedia into online environments.
  • Case studies from the real world.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.