Games design and development

Games design and development provides you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in this dynamic and fast-growing field. You will be exposed to hands-on computer games design and development in a dynamic learning environment and have access to games studios where you can interact and develop team-based projects.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Flexible study options

Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development) can be studied on or off campus, providing you with the flexibility to study anywhere, at anytime and to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments.

Interactive learning environments

Experiential learning and hands-on exposure to current and emerging technology is a key feature of Deakin's IT courses. You will also have access to top software in fully-equipped, specialised computer laboratories right from the beginning of your course.

Industry-relevant skills

This course is based on the latest trends in gaming technology, informed by leading IT companies to ensure the course content is relevant to changing needs of today's contemporary workplaces and graduates acquire the skills that are highly sought-after by employers.

Enhance your skills

Enhance 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.

Adaptable and versatile graduates

Whilst acquiring specialised skills in the design and development of computer games, you will also develop a solid foundation in fundamental information technology skills. These skills are highly sought-after by employers as they enable you to be versatile and adapt to the changing needs of the workplace.

Work-Integrated Learning

The Work-Integrated Learning Program gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice by completing an internship or paid industry-based learning placement while gaining 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.

Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Scholarships

Scholarships in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment for IT students include the IGNITED (Initiative for a Girls' Network in Information Technology and Engineering @ Deakin) Scholarship.

Global Science and Technology Program

The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high-achieving undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas to help them develop new skills and a broader world view.


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