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Games and Entertainment Design, Bachelor

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  • 36 months
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University rank #274 (QS) , | Online
This Games and Entertainment Design program from University of South Australia will appeal to you if you have an interest in computer graphics programming and the design aspects of multimedia, as well as the wider area of information ‘visualisation’.

About

Degree overview

  • Work on a major ICT project in your final year.
  • Build a dynamic career developing new and exciting applications for different industries and markets.
  • Apply technical skills and creativity to game-type productions, software and interfaces.
  • At the Games and Entertainment Design program from University of South Australia you will study computer graphics programming, multimedia design and information visualisation.
  • Train with the latest industry tools and gain access to the IT Development Studio and IT Innovation Studio.
  • Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
  • A common first year across IT degrees enables you to switch between specialisations and get credit for completed courses.

Career outcomes

Your career

Employment prospects in this industry are very good. Between now and 2020 employment in Australia is expected to grow strongly. The availability of roles is expected to increase by:

  • 18,000 jobs for software and applications programmers (or 18.4 per cent)
  • 19,100 jobs for business and systems analysts and programmers (or 14.3 per cent)
  • 14,800 jobs for ICT managers (or 25.4 per cent)1

Careers to consider:

  • game designer: collaborating with designers and product managers to define game features and system requirements; delivering high quality, functional systems on time and according to specifications; understanding user experience
  • Android/iOS developer: developing iterative software; collaborating with other developers through code reviews, software planning, and standup meetings; contributing to projects from concept to delivery; writing clear, well-commented code
  • mobile game developer: leading and implementing mobile game development; researching, analysing, designing, developing and testing business appropriate solutions; developing solutions that meet needs for functionality, performance, scalability and reliability

Accreditation

This program is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Network Fundamentals 
  • Problem Solving and Programming 
  • Design Thinking and Digital Innovation 
  • Information Technology Fundamentals 
  • Systems Analysis 
  • Database Fundamentals 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 067898K

  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    32000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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