Games design and development



Combine your creative talents with technical programming skills to design and develop modern computer game software in a dynamic and fast-growing field. This course develops your hands-on ability to design and develop computer games ranging in complexity from small interactive apps to larger PC- and console-based systems and massive multiplayer systems.

One of my units required each of the students to create an artificial intelligence to battle against each other. This was an assessment like no other...

Justin Fenech

Games Design and Development student, Product Support Expert at Electronic Arts

Industry experience in every IT degree

All IT students can undertake an internship, allowing you to apply your learning and gain industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop professional networks before you graduate.

Versatile graduates

While acquiring specialised skills in the design and development of games, you'll also develop a solid foundation in fundamental information technology. This is highly prized by employers, as they make you adaptable to the needs of the workplace.

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Our Bachelor of Information Technology is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) – an industry accreditation that will help you stand out to future employers.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll be qualified to work in a range of IT jobs, including working as a:

  • game designer
  • game developer
  • game programmer
  • project manager
  • component integrator
  • multimedia system designer
  • developer or consultant.

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