Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons.) Virtual Reality
(R/213/6/0142) 04/19 (A9393)
We are committed to producing Virtual Reality specialists who are proficient in creating real-time application to content through experiential design. The three-year Virtual Reality programme trains students to start their project by researching the subject matter and designing the virtual world, interaction and interface. In the second stage, they begin to create the 3D world and breathe life into it by putting colours, sound and avatar that will engage with the user. The user is not just merely passive but highly interacting with the environment. The experience is enhanced through immersive and non-immersive technology.
Head of Department
Erwin Abd Jabbar
Elyna Amir Sharji
Cheong Soon Nyean
Dr. Roopesh Sitharan
Farzura Azreen Abdul Saip
Yong Soon Xuan (Samson)
Technical Art Trainer, Codemasters
Ivon Smith has spent many years in a range of production 3D graphics and compositing industry sectors, and other creative and technical areas. He ran his own 3D & visual effects freelance business ‘ShivAfx’, in Australia, providing broadcast content for the major broadcast houses there and trained and managed his own assistant staff members.
He has provided certified training to students and professional artists, designers, engineers and architects, developing my managerial, communications, marketing and presentation skills, and have the ability to motivate staff and organise people and processes. With Autodesk Asia (August 2007) He travelled the world, particularly the APAC region, delivering support, technical assistance, presentations and training in 3D production and visualisation, specialising in Autodesk 3ds Max and related products, and also achieved the status of Autodesk Certified Examiner (ACE), qualified to certify professionals as Autodesk Certified Instructors (ACI).
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. YIYU CAI
Associate Professor, Robotics & Design Cluster, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Dr Yiyu Cai is a tenured professor from Nanyang Technological University. He has over 20 years’ experience working on Virtual Reality (VR) and their applications in engineering, medicine and education. He has developed several VR-enabled solutions with the aid of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing technologies for industrial applications in construction, oil and gas, surgery as well STEM education. He has co-invented six patents in USA, Germany, China and Singapore. Prior to that, he was a R&D specialist with the Kent Ridge Digital Labs, a senior software engineer with the Center for Information-enhanced Medicine (CIeMed) – a joint venture between John Hopkins Medical School and the Institute of System Sciences, and a lecturer with Zhejiang University.
His research interest includes 3D based design, simulation, serious games, virtual reality, etc. He is also active in IDM application research for Engineering, Bio & Medical Sciences, Education, Arts, etc. He has invented or co-invented 6 patents (granted or pending approval). Part of his research was or is being exhibited in Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Science Center, Chinese National Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, etc. He is associate editor with the Journal Simulation and Gaming, and sits in editor boards of 2 international journals. He was co-president of the International Simulation and Gaming Association.