Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development

Macquarie University

This degree provides a thorough grounding in software design and development skills, equivalent to the standard Bachelor of Information Technology. It also includes specialist units in video games. There are two types of these units: those covering practical applications of IT development skills to game development projects and those providing a more critical approach to video games as designs and cultural media products. This combination of technical skills with a critical understanding of video games as media tools is an innovative approach. Graduates of this program will be equipped with the technical knowledge to successfully contribute to games production projects, as well as a deeper understanding of games, enabling them to create truly innovative designs.

Course Fee:


International: $112,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Information process and technology and/or software design and development are recommended studies

Structure:

72 credit points; minimum 42 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above. Subjects covered include: Computer games technology; Computer graphics; Computer networks; Computer science; Critical games studies; Data communications; Data structure; Digital media production; Discrete mathematics; Games design; Knowledge systems; Modelling and animation; Object-oriented programming practices; Screen writing; Software engineering; Sound, image and interactive media; Systems design and data management; Web technology.

Subjects you can Study:

Games design and development

Further information:

Students will be equipped with the necessary skills for a career in the general software industry as well as in games design and development.

Recognition:

This degree is planned to be submitted for accreditation approval with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 77 No Full time 3 years
North Ryde 77 No Part time 6 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

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Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

 

 

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