Macquarie University

Bachelor of Game Design and Development

Macquarie University
Institution rating
4.2
Duration
3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
July

Why study this course

This degree provides a thorough grounding in software design and development skills. It also includes specialist units in video games as cultural media products. 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.


Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Game Designer, Game Developer, Designer, and Software Developer.

Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • North Ryde

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit Macquarie University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Macquarie University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Macquarie University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Visit Macquarie University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Bachelor of Games Design and Development have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Game Designer
$90k54
Game Developer
$75k101
Designer
$90k640
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Student ratings of Macquarie University courses

Macquarie University
4.2
(499 reviews)
*Combined student rating of this institution's courses
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Percentage of students that felt this course had a positive impact on their career
89%
Percentage of students that would recommend this course to a friend, relative or colleague
87%

Current and industry-relevant content
4.2
Course content compared to what was expected
4.2
Balance between theory and practical work
3.9
Quality of teachers and academic support
4.2
Ability to balance study with your other commitments
4.2
Assistance to help you find a job
3.2
Quality of online study portal
4.4
Transparency of course fees
4.3

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Bachelor of Game Design and Development

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  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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Bachelor of Game Design and Development

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