Course Title: Introduction to Simulation Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Simulation Technology

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Professor Hong Ren Wu

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5376

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B87.2.2

Course Coordinator Availability: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Tue & Thu

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course offers an overview of key simulation technologies and emerging areas of simulation technology. It is designed to provide students with a basic level of understanding as to how the various technologies are integrated to form a simulation system.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Identify the primary simulation technologies in current use and to discuss the chief applications of each
• analyse and compare the operation of the various components of a simulation system including visual, aural and haptic systems.
• assess the application of simulation technology to training.

Students will gain or improve capabilities in:
• Theoretical knowledge hardware and software systems for simulation and games.
Communication and working in teams: student capabilities will be improved through the presentation of written and verbal reports, and group work in projects and reports.

Overview of Learning Activities

Introduction to current and emerging simulation technologies, distributed simulation, simulation interoperability
Overview of simulation technologies methodologies;
Control device interfacing;
Visual simulation
Aural simulation including 3D sound techniques
Haptic feedback systems
Computational and supporting technologies
Simulation system architecture, hardware, software and data networks;
Low-cost simulation techniques

Overview of Learning Resources

Starter resources will be available to enrolled students on the s: drive
There is a vast amount of support material for this course on the web

Overview of Assessment

There are three components to the assessment
1. Spatial Audio project and presentation (in small groups)
2. Technology Presentation and report (in small groups)
3. Individual take-home exam.