• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Digital Humanities
  • Major code DIHU-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study located at the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Its key purpose is to investigate how digital methodologies can be used to enhance and transform research in the Arts and Social Sciences. It also employs traditional humanistic skills to analyse modern digital artefacts and to scrutinise contemporary digital culture.   

This major will help students develop a broad understanding of the historical, cultural, and social aspects of current digital humanities research. It thus addresses the growing demand for graduates well-versed in a combination of humanistic and digital skills and able to work in a variety of professional environments, from cultural and memory institutions, to the emerging job markets of information management and online content delivery. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful
completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:


  1. apply theoretical frameworks
      and research techniques critically in order to understand the key issues
      raised by the digital humanities, and by the use of information technologies
      in the arts and social sciences more generally;
  2. identify and analyse
      relevant sources of online information and assess their importance and
      reliability within the context of the student’s disciplinary background;
  3. evaluate ideas and
      projects to assess the impact of digital technologies on humanities research
      and make connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods;
  4. communicate and debate
      effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using a variety of media
      and communication platforms; and
  5. understand the ethical
      implications of ideas, actions, and communications undertaken online.

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HUMN1001 Digital Culture: Being Human in the Information Age 6
HUMN2001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
HUMN3001 Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARTV1103 Animation and Video: The Digital Workspace 6
COMP1030 Art of Computing 6
COMP1040 The Craft of Computing 6
COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving 6
COMP1110 Structured Programming 6
COMP1710 Web Development and Design 6
COMP1720 Art and Interaction in New Media 6
DESN1001 Making Online: Context & Presence 6
MUSI1110 Introduction to Music Technology 6
VCUG1001 The Art of Computing 6

A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARTH2162 Cyberculture 6
ARTV2615 Animation: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2617 Video: Creative Possibilities 6
COMP2300 Computer Organisation and Program Execution 6
COMP2400 Relational Databases 6
COMP2410 Networked Information Systems 6
COMP2610 Information Theory 6
COMP2620 Logic 6
COMP3600 Algorithms 6
COMP3630 Theory of Computation 6
DESN2001 Digital Form and Fabrication 6
DESN2002 Foundations of Creative Code 6
DESN2003 Creative Data Visualisation: Representing Data in Visual and Material Form 6
DESN2004 Dynamic Design and Generative Systems 6
DESN2006 Front-End Web: Crafting Online Experience 6
ENGL2086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods 6
ENGL2116 Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television 6
GEND3001 Posthuman Bodies 6
  HIST 2237: Digital History & Heritage
HUMN2002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information 6
LING2023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
MUSI3309 Music and Digital Media 6
SOCY2166 Social Science of the Internet 6
SOCY2053 Imagining the Future: A Sociology of Utopias 6
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