Internet Design: Introduction

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This online Internet Design: Introduction unit provides you with the technical skills and design expertise needed to deliver clever and interactive websites for your clients.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, the unit will benefit graphic designers and programmers through to marketing professionals and entrepreneurs.

The unit has a hands-on, project-centred approach and is designed to help you put theory into practice. Through subjects such as web design principles, web typography and pre-launch site testing, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of how to design, implement and deliver clever and interactive websites.

The unit will also train you to use HTML5 and CSS3 – two industry-standard programming and design languages that’ll help you take your website design skills to the next level.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit as it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Internet Design: Introduction

Areas of study

In this IT unit, the topics you will study include:

  • A brief introduction to the internet
  • Web design process
  • Web design principles
  • Layout tips and inspiration
  • Organising information
  • Colour basics
  • Navigation
  • Web typography
  • Layout techniques
  • Intro to search engine optimisation
  • Pre-launch website checks
  • Copyright
  • Future trends in web design

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will equip you with the technical skills and design expertise needed to design basic interactive websites – a skillset that is handy for web developers, graphic designers and marketing professionals alike. Once you complete the unit you’ll be able to:

  • Reflect upon how the internet has evolved since its inception and the important role it plays in our information-based society
  • Edit, copy and design graphic elements to optimise the usability of website designs
  • Navigate copyright and legal issues to ensure you appropriately use media in digital authoring environments
  • Use HTML5 and CSS3 to develop usable, accessible and interactive website designs

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Internet Design: Introduction from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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