Games and application development


Use your creative talent and technical programming skills to design and build innovative software, games and apps for iOS, Android and the web. These skills will place you at the forefront of a field where talented developers are in high demand.

Get work-ready

Get your career off to the best start by studying a games and application development degree. This rapidly growing field needs talented games and app developers who can design, create and publish across multiple platforms – be it phones, tablets, watches, cars or websites. You'll gain hands-on experience with up-to-date technologies that are backed by sound training in fundamental concepts, models and methods. Our courses include work placements and internships, allowing you to apply what you learn in a professional environment and develop crucial professional networks.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

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

Learn more about Justin's experiences

'I love the fact that many staff members of Deakin University will make sure we are kept updated on all of the latest activities, and opportunities even outside the course. These extracurricular activities are what makes Deakin a unique experience.

During my time at Deakin I have been given many opportunities to speak to hundreds of new students, participate in open days, the Deakin game promotion video, magazine. I was even invited to the MIT campus to participate on their TV commercial and talk to students about game design and tell them about my journey into games.

My time at Deakin helped me discover that I an enthusiastic when working towards something I enjoy and if working towards the right goal I can be highly motivated and achieve great things, all while having a great time.'

Career opportunities

Games and application development is a thriving and fast-paced field that needs skilled developers who can create complex software products, from small interactive games and apps to larger PC and console-based systems and massive multiplayer systems.

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

  • app developer, designer or consultant
  • component integrator
  • game developer
  • iOS or Android developer
  • mobile applications programmer
  • mobile applications architect
  • mobile deployment officers
  • multimedia system designer
  • project manager
  • software developer or consultant.

Industry experience in every IT course

All IT students can undertake an internship as part of their course. These internships allow you to apply your learning and gain industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.

The latest technology and facilities

Learn using the latest technology in fully equipped computer labs and facilities. Alongside hardware and equipment, you'll get to use both professional and specialised computer software including development platforms, programming IDEs and engines, and other content development systems.

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Explore our facilities

Discover Deakin's fully equipped computer labs and spaces, specialised equipment and technologies found in our IT facilities at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.


Most of our IT courses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), ensuring a high quality of education and providing you with international recognition as an ICT industry professional, making you stand out to future employers.

Industry connections

We recognise the importance of maintaining strong industry links and being closely aligned with the IT industry. IT representatives from leading corporate industries and the government sector guide our curriculum and teaching programs. This keeps our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key in a sector where change is constant. We also host guest speakers from key industry partners on a regular basis, keeping you up to date with industry trends, as well as providing important networking opportunities.

Study information technology at Deakin

Discover why our students love studying information technology at Deakin. From state-of-the-art technology and facilities to hands-on experience, our students are prepared for an IT role in any industry.

Research with us

The School of Information Technology aims to benefit society by generating new fundamental knowledge, training tomorrow's technology leaders and advancing industry technologies to maintain a competitive edge. Our research develops your skills and, with our expert staff supervising you, you'll be on the right path to a successful career.

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