Internet and Multimedia Management

Internet, especially World Wide Web, based technologies are now an essential components of all successful commercial and industrial companies. This provides a rapidly expanding market for graduates who can support and develop this complex Web based applications.

The course focuses on the web based applications and teaches the key technical skills for using interactive, database driven, multimedia web applications. Students are given skills in various computer techniques, for example, web applications development, ULEAD Video Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator web server configuration etc. The course can be studied as a cluster of units with varying combinations.

Course Aims

The aims of the Internet and Multimedia Management course are to:
- equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue careers in multimedia systems and communication development
- provide students with the skills necessary to teach themselves new technologies as they emerge
- make students aware of the issues that underpin the development of multimedia applications for different delivery platforms

Course Content

The Internet and Multimedia Management course consists of 5 units:
* Introduction to Data Communications
* Multimedia Technologies
* Introduction to Internet Management
* Software Project Management
* Web Technologies

Internet and Multimedia Management Course Detail

* Introduction to Data Communications
Provide students with both a basic understanding and an in-depth study of the data communications and computer networking area.

* Multimedia Technologies
Give students a theoretical background as well as a practical experience for the multimedia technologies for developing Web based applications.

* Introduction to Internet Management
Cover key topics of Internet technologies, including Java programming, Web programming in JSP/Serlevts and MySQL database, Internet protocols, Internet routing/switching, Internet Servers (Web, DNS, DHCP etc), Linux cluster, network management, Firewall and virtual private network (VPN).

* Software Project Management
Develops awareness of the theoretical aspects of project management and software development, together with knowledge of the skills involved and an introduction to management competencies, including project planning, organisation, implementation and evaluation.

* Web Technologies
Develops the skills and knowledge required to handle, manage and critically assess the Web, its associated technologies and issues.

Teaching and Assessment

Internet and Multimedia Management course units are based on lectures, tutorials or laboratory classes. Each unit is accompanied by a unit guide that sets out the content and sequence of study.
Each unit usually has two assessment components consisting of tests, reports and end examinations of various kinds. To pass a unit participants must obtain a minimum threshold mark of 40% in each component, and an overall unit mark of 50%.

Special Features

- Diverse course content
- Hands-on computer networking and multimedia experience
- Laboratory and project work oriented

Career Opportunities

Students successfully completing this course are expected to find jobs both as technical support staff in areas such as website engineering, networking technologies, Intranet server and database, graphic user interface, multimedia authoring, video displays, and in a wide range of jobs in the entertainment industry.