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Bachelor of Games Development*

Calling all gamers! Unleash your creativity and technical prowess with the Bachelor of Games Development course, where your journey from gaming enthusiast to game developer begins. Level up your passion for gaming by exploring diverse game genres on various platforms - from epic roleplaying adventures to adrenaline-pumping FPS experiences. Uncover the potential of games beyond entertainment, delving into the realms of 'gamification' and serious games used in healthcare, training, and safety.


Available at Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

*Please note that this course is not accredited or recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework. However, it is a university-accredited and globally recognised course.

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In-Person Classroom Training
Next Intake - Sep 2024
Accredited by SAE University College
24 - 36 months
3 Stages & 20 Units
Payment Options & FEE-HELP Available

Course Summary

Duration
24 - 36 months
Units
3 Stages & 20 Units

Dive into the heart of programming and design, building expertise from the ground up. Experience the unique advantage of small classes and personalised mentorship, offering an unparalleled learning environment for gaming aficionados. Master industry-standard languages like C++ and C# and navigate the worlds of Unreal Engine, Unity3D, and Maya. Get hands-on with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Android, and iOS, setting the stage for a career as epic as your favorite games.

Why you shoud do this course?

Games have the potential to change the world, and we can give you the skills to help change yours. This bachelor’s degree starts at the base level and builds your expertise in programming and design.
 

Master advanced techniques in industry-standard software such as:

  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity3D
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya

Immersive Practical Training:

  • Gain hands-on experience while collaborating on genuine projects.
  • Develop a comprehensive portfolio for potential employers or clients.

Collaborative Learning Across Disciplines:

  • Engage in cross-discipline collaboration by working on film, audio, and animation projects alongside fellow SAE students.

Enhance Your Career Prospects:

  • Graduate equipped with a robust portfolio, practical experience, employability, entrepreneurial skills, and a network of creative professionals.

What jobs will this course lead to?

  • Game Designer
  • Game Economy Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Simulation Specialists
  • Analysts
  • Community Managers
  • Systems Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Graphics Programmer
  • Games Writer

Course Detail

Welcome to the ultimate gaming odyssey! This Bachelor of Games Development course, is tailored for gaming enthusiasts who aspire to turn their passion into a profession. Immerse yourself in the virtual realms of Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, and Maya, guided by the seasoned experts who are shaping the gaming landscape.

At Upskilled, we understand the unique needs of gamers like you. We ensure an unparalleled learning experience. This dynamic on-campus program provides an immersive atmosphere that fosters collaboration, real-time engagement, and hands-on learning.

Course Duration:

Full Time Duration - 2 to 3 Years
Get in touch with an education consultant for more information.

Part-time option available
If you want to take a little longer, that’s ok too. We’ll help you work out the best study load to suit your needs.
 


Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit

SAE may recognise your prior learning and may grant credit towards satisfying the requirements for a higher-level program. This is applied where previous learning is considered equivalent to the content and learning outcomes prescribed for units within the program. For full details, please refer to SAE's policy on recognition of prior learning and credit transfers.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Games Development is broken up into three distinct stages, each designed to develop different skills.
  • Stage 1: Foundations
    Focuses on essential technical skills and the knowledge needed to collaborate effectively with other creative media students and professionals
  • THINKING ABOUT GAMES - GIM110
  • GAME SCRIPTING - GAD170
  • PROJECT DESIGN AND THE ENTREPRENEUR - CIE152
  • GAME ASSET PRODUCTION - GAD174
  • GAME MECHANICS AND DYNAMICS - GAD175
  • GAME SCRIPTING 2 - GAD176
  • GAME STUDIO 1 - GAD181
  • Stage 2: Refine & Expand
    Broaden your scope to work on complex multidisciplinary projects in accordance with industry standard practices.
  • MEDIA STUDIES - CIM210
  • CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES - CIM211
  • GAMES STUDIO 2 (GAMES DESIGN) - GDS212
  • GAMES STUDIO 2 (GAMES PROGRAMMING) - GPG212
  • GAMES STUDIO 3 (GAMES DESIGN) - GDS213
  • GAMES STUDIO 3 (GAMES PROGRAMMING) - GPG213
  • Stage 3: Showcase
    Execute a project of your own design which is of a high quality and externally published, with the knowledge to commercialise if you choose. You'll also apply your skills through industry work placement.
  • MAJOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - CIM312
  • GAMES STUDIO 4 (GAMES DESIGN) - GDS314
  • GAMES STUDIO 4 (GAMES PROGRAMMING) - GPG314
  • MAJOR PROJECT PRODUCTION - CIM330
  • CREATIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING - CIM320
  • WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING - CIM310
  • ELECTIVE UNIT
Completion

Entry requirements

Start date

Domestic students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education
  • Completion of a Diploma level qualification
  • Completion of a Certificate IV level qualification
  • Experience-Based Entry – for applicants who do not meet the requirements of entry criteria above.

Payment Options

Course Fees

Indicative Annual Course Fees* (based on 1.0 EFTSL)

  • $26,140 AUD Year 1
  • $21,824 AUD Year 2
  • $21,824 AUD Year 3
  • Plus Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Indicative Total Course Fee* (based on 3.0 EFTSL)

  • $69,788 AUD
  • Plus Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)  

* The Indicative Total Course Fee & Indicative Annual Course Fees reflects that students are charged fees on a per unit basis and the fee for a unit may increase.  

Speak to our Education Consultants to know more about Payments Options & FEE-HELP Availability.

Call 1300 009 924 to find out more.

Career outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue a rewarding career in the gaming and devlopment industry
Industry Insights
  • Employed: A total of 650 professionals are currently working in the gaming and devlopment industry, offering a snapshot of the sector's workforce.

  • Weekly Earnings: Professionals in the gaming and development industry earn an average weekly income of $1,442, providing financial stability and job security.

  • Full-Time Share: Approximately 81% of professionals in the gaming and development sector work on a full-time basis, reflecting the industry's commitment to robust and consistent contributions.

  • Female Share: The sector is predominantly male-oriented, with women making up only 16% of the workforce, highlighting the industry's current gender imbalance. 

  • Average Age: The industry thrives with a diverse age range, as the average age of professionals stands at 32.


Source: Labour Market Insights





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