Course Title: Design digital simulations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5198

Course Title: Design digital simulations

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: John Phillips

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course introduces students to selected issues, concepts and principles involved in the design and use of educational simulations and games. Students will design an educational game that is flexible and effective and document its rules, visual and physical attributes, context of use, rationale, and develop a prototype model.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG507A Design digital simulations


1 Identify project requirements.

2 Research and plan approach.

3 Draft simulation design documents.

4 Finalise simulation design documents

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through the application of learned skills and insights to your projects and through:
evaluation of material created by the candidate
verbal questioning to test knowledge as listed in the required skills and knowledge section of this unit.