DIGI403-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Digital Project

0.2500 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


An applied course designed to help students develop their own digital projects. No technical background is required. Students will acquire valuable transferable skills, learn how to apply digital tools and methods to research questions, and understand how scholarly knowledge can be delivered through digital channels.

Students in this course design and build their own digital project, drawing on scholarly knowledge they've developed during their undergraduate years, or through other Honours courses. A large range of digital tools can be used. The course involves guided discussions with a supervisor, who helps students through the design and development of their project and ensures they have the background knowledge to produce a high quality scholarly product. No technical ability is required, but students should be comfortable working with computers and eager to learn new skills. The course is design to fit well with any Honours-level programme in the arts, social sciences, or humanities and students from all backgrounds are welcome. Its strong applied focus aims to produce well-rounded graduates with experience in project management and digital / new media production.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 508 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 James Logie 213-Language Lab 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Christopher Thomson


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Scope Document 15% A 3-5 page scope document, outlining the project, identifying risks and issues, and defining key milestones and a high-level timeline.
Digital Project 45%
Essay 40% A 4000 word essay that contextualises the project, discusses technical issues, locates it in its digital and disciplinary context(s), and critically analyses its relationship to broader scholarly discourse.


Image: Hypercities London. Todd Presner et al.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,811.00

International fee $6,900.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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