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What will I learn?

Develop the skills required to produce complex interactive systems used in gaming, preparing you to work in a range of industries, from entertainment to defence, health care to corporate, education and government, where the application of games and game technologies is key.

Game development is an important tool for modelling real-life scenarios for training, problem solving and research in a variety of fields. Making games is a creative and technical art form, and this course will see you graduate with qualifications that are in demand across a broad range of industries.

Why study Game Development at Flinders

Cover the tools and processes used in industry to design and build interactive experiences
Build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your capacity for planning, development and program design
Design games for purpose, work with external partners to create gaming experiences for rehabilitation, education or to inspire social change in players
Engage with multidiscipline teams from across the University in the design and construction of game experiences
Gain insight into the current trends in game research and their widespread use beyond simple entertainment
Accredited by the Australian Computer Society
Study in our $120 million science and technology precinct at Tonsley

Your career

Graduates with qualifications in game development are in demand across a broad range of industries like health, education, defence as well as the private sector. Your degree will prepare you to not only work in the game industry but also within simulation and interactive user centred design experiences across traditional computing and information technology domains.

Potential occupations include:

digital content coordinator
data scientist
system modeller
game play developer
game programmer
education technology designer.

Potential employers include:

information technology services
educational institutions
health industry
defence industry
government bodies
private sector.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,600.00 (19,05,782) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

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