Semester 1 2024 Proof of Concept

A 50-course trial will occur, faculties/schools will be consulted on their adoption approach, all Semester 2 courses will be reviewed to readiness, feedback will be collected and reporting to DLPMSC will occur. 

Proof of Concept courses

Course codeCourse titleCourse Coordinator(s)SchoolFaculty
ECON2410Economics of Business StrategyDr Temesgen KifleEconomicsBEL
DENT3060Dental Practice IIIADr Jessica ZacharDentistryHABS
CIDH7301Foundations of Digital Health and Clinical InformaticsDr Sisira Edirippulige
Dr Anton Pak
CHEE3005Reaction EngineeringAssociate Professor Greg BirkettChemical EngineeringEAIT
DECO7140Introduction to Web DesignDr Peter WorthyElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceEAIT
PSYC3052Judgment & Decision-MakingProfessor Jason TangenPsychologyHABS
CSSE2310/7231Computer Systems Principles and ProgrammingAssociate Professor Peter SuttonElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceEAIT
MECH2410Fundamentals of Fluid MechanicsAssociate Professor Saiied AminossadatiMechanical & Mining EngineeringEAIT
PHYL2730Exercise PhysiologyDr Shelley KeatingHuman Movement & Nutrition SciencesHABS
AGRC1021Biological Concepts & Plant ScienceDr Millicent SmithAgriculture & Food ScienceScience
EDUC4620Teachers as ResearchersAssociate Professor Ian HardyEducationHASS
COMU1140MultimediaDr Alex BevanCommunications ArtsHASS
COMU2030Communication Research MethodsProfessor Kelly FieldingCommunications ArtsHASS
IMED7002Clinical and Dermatoscopic Diagnosis in Skin Cancer PracticeDr Raj RajalingamMedical SchoolMedicine
LAWS2706Foundations of Property LawDr Gregory DaleLawBEL
MINE3129Applied Mining GeomechanicsDr Zhongwei ChenMechanical & Mining EngineeringEAIT
TOUR7031Visitor ManagementAssociate Professor Karen HughesBusinessBEL
CHEM1100Chemistry 1Professor Gwen LawrieChemistry & Molecular BiosciencesScience
MATH3202Operations Research & Mathematical PlanningDr Michael BulmerMathematics & PhysicsScience
MATH7232Operations Research & Mathematical PlanningDr Michael BulmerMathematics & PhysicsScience
CIVL3430Sustainable Transport EngineeringProfessor Mark HickmanCivil EngineeringEAIT
VETS3070Veterinary Clinical PrinciplesDr Swaid AbdullahVeterinary ScienceeringScience
SPAN1010Introductory Spanish ADr Adriana DiazLanguages and CulturesHASS
PUBH7047Fundamentals of Major DiseasesAssociate Professor Simon ReidPublic HealthMedicine
ECON2101Cost-Benefit AnalysisDr Suzanne BonnerEconomicsBEL
ARCH2100Architectural Design : Site and SurfaceDr Silvia MicheliArchitectureEAIT
ANAT2012Functional Anatomy (Physiotherapy)Mrs Tracey LangfieldBiomedical SciencesMedicine
ADVT7508Fundamentals of AdvertisingDr Anne-Maree O'RourkeBusinessBEL
HRSS7801Research ProjectDr Elise GaneHealth & Rehabilitation SciencesHABS
MUSC2060Musicianship 2Dr Simon PerryMusicHASS
PHRM2500Pharmacokinetics and Medicines ManagementDr Christine StaatzPharmacyHABS
ARCH7014Contemporary ArchitectureDr Ashley PaineArchitectureEAIT
HLTH7315Undertaking a Research ProjectAssociate Professor Peter LewisNursing, Midwifery & Social WorkHABS
SOCY2019Introduction to Social ResearchProfessor Lynda Cheshire
Dr Rose Stambe
Social ScienceHASS
FREN3310French | English translationDr Peter CowleyLanguages and CulturesHASS
BIOL2200Molecular Cell Biology IDr Evelyne DeplazesThe EnvironmentScience
PHYS3040Quantum Mechanics IIDr Joel CorneyMathematics & PhysicsScience
HIST1601World History: Global ConnectionsAssociate Professor Patrick Jory
Associate Professor Geoff Ginn
Historical and Philosophical InquiryHASS
PSYC2030Developmental PsychologyProfessor Mark NielsenPsychologyHABS
AGRC1012Food & Fibre Case Studies IAssociate Professor Ammar AzizAgriculture and Food ScienceScience
LAWS7936Fundamentals of the Common LawProfessor Ann BlackLawBEL
PUBH2008Major Diseases & their controlDr Mikaela WheelerPublic HealthMedicine
EDUC7603Contemporary Theories of Development and LearningAssociate Professor Jason LodgeEducationHASS
ECON2021Principles of MacroeconomicsDr Axel WienekeEconomicsBEL
PHRM1101Pharmacy Practice and Medicines Management 1ADr Jared MilesPharmacyHABS
BIOL3201Plant DiseasesProfessor Elizabeth AitkenEnvironmentScience
PUBH3009Environmental HealthAssociate Professor Nichholas OsbornePublic HealthMiedicine
MATE7016Materials for Energy Conversion and StorageProfessor Kazuhiro NogitaMechanical and Mining EngineeringEAIT


  • All courses have been successfully converted to Ultra and updated based on the adapted template
  • The project team has supported staff in setting up their assessment and Gradebook, with check-ins booked for early in the semester.
  • Course Coordinators have been provided with a change management pack which is being used to communicate the purpose and benefits of the Ultra proof of concept to students
  • Professional staff in schools have been contacted and consultations will occur mid-semester to discuss the impact of Ultra on grade finalisation processes.​

Identified issues

During the proof of concept a number of techical issues were identified and investagated. Including:

Issue: Learning Pathway in Ultra does not have the option to be displayed as the landing page.

Resolution: The vendor is continuing to work on Learning Pathway and an update will be released to allow for Learning Pathway to be the landing page

Issue: SI-merge tool and Direct upload to SI-net tool not working with Ultra

Resolution: ITS are updating these tools to ensure compatability with Ultra courses. This update is on track for release prior to the Semester 1 exam period.

Issue: Slow loading of learning modules when they are edited in quick succesion.

Resolution: Identified as a system issue within Ultra and will be fixed by the vendor in an upcoming monthly update.

More information about identified issues