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INFO351 Special Topic: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual, Augmented, Mixed, and Extended Reality underpin the next generation of interactive, immersive systems and user experiences. We cover the definitions, concepts, technologies, applications, and ethics in theory and practice

Paper title Special Topic: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Paper code INFO351
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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INFO 202 or COSC 202
Recommended Preparation
INFO 203
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science

Professor Holger Regenbrecht

Teaching staff

Professor Holger Regenbrecht
Associate Professor Tobias Langlotz


No textbooks are required.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Research, Self Motivation
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the basic definitions, concepts, and technologies of VR/AR
  • Understand how VR/AR systems work
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop prototypical VR/AR systems
  • Be able to identify business application fields for VR/AR, including their limitations
  • Be aware of the importance of ethics and professionalism in the process of developing and integrating VR/AR systems
  • Be able to describe and build user experiences with VR/AR

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41