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What will I learn?

Minecraft. Fortnite. Super Mario Bros. Call of Duty. Grand Theft Auto. Thanks to each of these, the gaming industry today is worth billions of dollars. And thanks to the proliferation of handheld devices, gaming is more accessible than ever before – with people of all ages, genders and backgrounds able to get their game on. The Bachelor of Game Design and Development will provide you with a thorough grounding in software design and development. The addition of specialist units that critically appraise video games as designs and cultural media products means you’ll be equipped with the skills you’ll need for a successful career designing and creating the next wave of popular video games and virtual worlds.

KEY FEATURES

  • You’ll study all aspects of video games – design, development and appreciation – while gaining broad programming and software engineering skills and knowledge.
  • The mix of theoretical and technical components will prepare you to use current technologies and adapt to, and create, new technologies in the workforce.
  • You’ll solve a real-world problem in your final year, which will bring all your learnings together and further prepare you for a successful start to your career.
  • This is the only university degree available in video games in New South Wales that combines technical skills with a critical understanding of video games.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in one of Australia’s leading high-tech precincts, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for overall graduate?employment in information technology (QILT, 2017).

Career Opportunities

A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.

PROFESSIONS

  • Creative game director
  • Game animator
  • Game artist
  • Game audio engineer
  • Game designer
  • Game programmer
  • Game tester
  • Mobile app designer
  • Mobile app developer
  • Video game system designer
  • Virtual reality/mixed reality designer or developer
  • Web designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

099144K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,800.00 (21,56,013) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY,

New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution. IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

Students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC; one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

The required standard of English for this program is:

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

TOEFL iBT: 83

PTE Academic: 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Macquarie University

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, students discover passions and pursue career goals at a global leader in tertiary education.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes