Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Development

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Design, create, and produce computer and video games. Test, innovate and develop engaging worlds, stories and characters. Refine digital media technologies, and devise animation and sound to enhance the gaming experience.Games developers design, create and produce computer and video games and other graphically based software in a range of industries. You will work in development teams as an artist, programmer, producer or animator, creating detailed design plans, preparing and designing graphics, animations and images for editing, and testing. Your subjects cover all major technical aspects of the games development process from design to production. The course provides you with a solid understanding of game technologies including programming, applied maths, computer graphics and game engines. You are supported to expand your knowledge and skills to include mobile and web app development, 3D modelling, and undertake professional development. This degree also prepares you for work outside of games and digital media to give you broad career options. You can work in health, defence forces, education and automotive, and could join our graduates who are designing everything from simulators to medical imaging.

Structure

This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 20 core courses, and 4 elective courses, and a zero credit point IT Professional Engagement course.

Subjects

  • Games development

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Recognition

This program holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Development) you can consider applying for the following programs: Bachelor of Information Technology; Diploma of Information Technology; Diploma of Digital Media Technologies; Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study; Enrol in single units (courses): ITECH1101 IT Problem Solving (Semester 1) and ITECH1103 Big Data And Analytics (Semester 2). Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next semester. Students can progress to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $72,900 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Further Information: study.federation.edu.au

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