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Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development)
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and off campus.
Deakin's Games Design and Development course provides you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in this dynamic and fast-growing field.
The course focuses on enhancing your hands-on ability to build computer games through developing an understanding and appreciation of concepts in software technology relevant to games, including game simulation and modelling, game programming and software engineering, mobile and networked gaming, multiplayer interaction, game design and production, and design of visual and audio content.
The course content is based on the latest trends in gaming technology, informed by leading information technology companies to help ensure it is relevant and graduates are highly employable. In conjunction with the topics on the design and development of computer games the course includes a solid foundation in fundamental IT skills that produces versatile graduates able to adapt to the evolving requirements of the job market.
You will be exposed to hands-on computer games design and development in a dynamic studio learning environment, including the Deakin Motion Lab: Australia's largest and most sophisticated motion capture studio.You will also have access to specialised games studios.
You will be qualified to work in a wide range of IT jobs, including game designer, game developer or game programmer, project manager, component integrator, multimedia system designer and developer or consultant.
You will learn about games in an interactive studio environment where you can develop team-based projects.
In addition, the Work Integrated Learning Program (WIL) gives you the opportunity to complete an internship or paid industry-based learning placement and gain credit towards your degree. Many students take up industry placements with leading information technology companies to gain experience in the workplace and generate contacts in the industry.
Small classes and accessible lecturers help you get the best out of your university education and offer a friendly learning environment. Deakin students also have access to well-equipped computer laboratories and the opportunity to take CISCO units for a head start towards CISCO certification.
Leading information technology companies including IBM Australia, Telstra and Microsoft contribute to Deakin's courses as part of the Advisory Board to ensure courses are relevant and produce highly employable graduates.
Deakin's Information Technology courses are structured to provide flexibility for students. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development) can be studied on or off campus.
Trimester 3 unit offerings give students the opportunity to study over three trimesters . A number of IT units will be offered in Trimester 3. (Units offered in Trimester 3 are subject to change on an annual basis.)
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology.
A Game Development major is also available in the Bachelor of Information Technology.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
Contact us at the School of Information Technology