Bachelor of Information Technology - Games and Graphics Programming

RMIT University

Learn to write code and use game-development engines and application programming interfaces (APIs) to create computer or video games in a studio environment that uniquely mirrors the latest games industry practice. The only program of its kind in Australia, you'll work on interactive media projects, developing computer games and graphics software with teams of digital artists, designers and producers in a multidisciplinary environment that mimics the games development industry. You'll learn to read and write computer code (using both game-development engines and lower-level programming libraries) and create video games and software, incorporating digital graphics, animation, sound and video. Your studies are set in the broader context of computer science and software engineering, which means you'll be qualified to work in the games industry, as well as the IT industry more generally. Work placements with games companies are also encouraged to give you real industry experience.

Course Fee:

Australian: $86,400
International: $100,800

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


The degree consists of eight core and elective courses per year, selected from a wide range of programming and design electives. Studies are set in the context of a broader computer science and software engineering framework, applicable to the IT industry in general. You'll undertake projects in the games studio in the first year and interactive digital media in the third year, where classes are delivered largely in studio mode. In the second and third years you will specialise in your area of interest. A key result of your study will be a professionally produced game to industry standards. Through the process of producing this game, you learn about the games industry first-hand, as the games studio environment replicates industry conditions. This process will hone your specialist skills in graphics, programming, design and web development, which you will learn in the core and elective elements of the program.

Subjects you can Study:

Animation (games), Animation (modelling), Animation software, Artificial intelligence, Computer animation (computer graphics), Computer graphics, Computer programming, Design (3D), Digital imaging, Games programming, Internet and multimedia, Multimedia and digital arts, Networking and multimedia technology, Programming (C), Programming (Java), Software engineering.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Information Technology who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 may be eligible for credit of six courses (equivalent to 72 credit points), if successful in gaining a place. Please note that the amount of time required to complete the program may exceed two years due to the availability and sequencing of some major electives and is also dependent on which semester you commence the program.

Further information:

Graduates will typically work in the games and computer graphics industries or, more broadly, the general IT industry. Upon completion of this degree, you will have acquired aesthetic and technical abilities in art, design and programming. This provides entry into industry as animators, 3D visualisers and modellers, games programmers, graphics programmers, interface designers, and digital artists.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 61.75 No Part time
City 61.75 No Full time 3 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

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RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

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Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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