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Games and Graphics Programming, Bachelor

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  • 36 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
The Games and Graphics Programming program at RMIT University mirrors the games development industry, giving you the chance to work with game design students in a studio environment to develop computer games and graphics software. 
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The multidisciplinary, industry-focused nature of the Games and Graphics Programming program at RMIT University is the only one of its kind in Australia.

In final year in the flagship project, you'll have an opportunity work with game design students to create or modify a game to enhance its capabilities, incorporating digital graphics, animation, sound, video, photographs and images.

Delivered in a IT and software development context, you will learn specialised skills in games and graphics programming.

Studies are set in the broader context of information technology, computer science and software engineering, making graduates qualified to work in the games industry, as well as the IT industry more generally.

You’ll study in games and graphics software development studios and workshops that encourage technical and intellectual investigation. Strong industry connections help give you valuable workplace informed approaches, so you’ll graduate ready for this rapidly expanding field.


Graduates typically work in the games and computer graphics industries, or the general IT industry.

On completion of this degree, you will have acquired significant specialist technical skills, equipping you for a career in games and graphics development, as well as more general skills including software development and programming, understanding of computer systems,, preparing you for roles in the general IT and computer industry.

This provides entry into industry as games developers and programmers, graphics programmers, and web and software developers.

The types of careers this qualification leads to may include:
  • games programming
  • special FX, graphics, virtual reality programming
  • robotics and simulation
  • web programming
  • mainstream IT industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Games Studio 
  • Web3D and Graphics Technologies
  • Programming Techniques
  • Discrete Structures in Computing
  • Mathematics for Advanced Computing
  • Advanced Programming Techniques
  • Further Programming

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 061071B
  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

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    34560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34560 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
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