Undergraduate major

Games Software Design and Production

Gaming is now a multi-billion dollar industry. If you’re interested in taking your passion for gaming and turning it into a career, this is the course for you.

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Murdoch code

MJ-GSDP

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

Have you ever wondered how your favourite video games are developed? As a software developer and computer programmer, you’ll help turn an idea into a playable video or mobile game. With increasing opportunities in this growing industry, you’ll gain the skills needed to work in both the international games industry and the information technology industry.

In this degree, you’ll learn games software design and the development and processes involved in creating computer, mobile and video games. You’ll also explore 3D graphics and animations, games software design, games mechanics, games software development and production, user interface design for games, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and interaction design.

In the final year of your degree, you’ll take part in a professional practice project unit. This includes working in a team with other students and consulting with real clients to recommend, develop and implement new technologies to solve business problems.

5 reasons to study Games Software Design and Production at Murdoch

  • Five-star rating for student-teacher ratio, overall experience, student support and teacher quality*.
    *Source: Good Universities Guide 2020
  • Make use of our brand new IT Innovation Hub, fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high performance computing capabilities.
  • Take on real-world clients with project based units.
  • Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program.
  • Choose from seven specifically designed IT majors that you can combine into double majors to broaden your skills and career opportunities.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • 3D graphics and animation
  • virtual reality software design
  • virtual reality software production
  • user interface design
  • systems analysis and design.

Your future career

Graduating with a major in Games Software Design and Production, you’ll possess the skills required for a range of gaming careers in Australia and overseas.

Careers could include:

  • Analyst Programmer
  • Software and Apps Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Gameplay Programmer.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited at the professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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