Macquarie University
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Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development)

Bachelor Degree

Course description

Duration
3 years
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
February
This degree provides a thorough grounding in software design and development skills, equivalent to the standard Bachelor of Information Technology. It also includes specialist units in video games. 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.

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Campus options

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North Ryde

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6 years

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Course details

Entry requirements

Year 12 (Senior Secondary Certificate) with an ATAR score of at lease 77.00

LocationNew South Wales
Next start dateFebruary
Duration3 years
Study modeOn-campus
Education institutionMacquarie University
Recognition
This degree is planned to be submitted for accreditation approval with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Student reviews of Computer Science courses

Student reviews of Macquarie University courses
7
Student review published May 2018
The coarse itself had the right mindsetpath and goal but the content and level of teaching was not good. I wasnt being taught anything and there was no help for me at all.
Student review published July 2018
CourseMaster of Information Technology
Completion date2018
Study modeOn-campus
The course is very industry oriented. The units being offered have quality content and are very well taught by teachers. The assessments make the students brain storm, put in lot more efforts, encourage team work and consecutively upskill themselves. There are some units that don't add much value, since their assessment criteria is vague and adds nothing but just unnecessary pressure but it is always good to choose the units wisely and decide the desired field beforehand. At the end of the course, you find yourself equipped with skills that can be made to use in industry as the course is intense and demands continuous hard work and attention .
Student review published July 2018
CourseMaster of Information Technology
Completion date2013
Study modeOn-campus
Overall it was good. For improvement can offer more subjects such as artificial intelligence etc. Can include internship opportunity in the curriculum.
Student review published July 2018
CourseMaster of Information Technology
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Mq uni was window to view Australian industry and my main door to enter to my position.
Student review published May 2018
CourseMaster of Information Technology
Completion date2010
Study modeOn-campus
The course was comprehensive and relevant to what I did expect and what the market was looking for. In my experience, the teachers are patient and are willing to talk one-to-one before or after classes. Hard work is needed but was nothing insurmountable.
Student review published May 2018
CourseBachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Completion date2016
Study modeBlended
It was quite a stressful environment to study in for me personally. For computing you are in a tiny building trying to share old computers or resources with too many people. The contents as well wasn't as industry related as I thought, as there was far more theory involved than practical. It did help me however I cannot discredit that I am grateful for what experiences I did get, and the doors it opened for me to really grow further in my career were quite amazing, I just didn't have an overall kind of experience that made me fall in love with uni the way I saw others had done.
Student review published May 2018
CourseMaster of Information Technology
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
I completed my postgraduate degree as a part time study. Very hands-on learning. Lecturers with industrial experience. Just the right amount of content delivered. It is not overwhelming but good enough to cover the most important aspects of the field.

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