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Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Websites

Faculty of Information Technology

Location

Clayton

Games development focuses on developing a detailed knowledge and understanding of the processes and technologies used in the development of games, and their associated technical and creative content. Students will cover the underlying games development principles as well as the main technologies and tools used in the games industry, with an emphasis on game and interactive software development. All aspects of games development are examined from both a theoretical and a practical perspective, with a focus on collaborative Studio environments to explore and realise unique game ideas.

Availability

Games development is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor or a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theory, practice and technologies of contemporary game development through the design and implementation of computer games.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

a. The following unit:

b. Any three of the following units (students should check prerequisites when planning a minor):

  • FIT1033 Foundations of 3D
  • FIT2096 Game programming 1
  • FIT2097 Game programming 2
  • FIT2073 Game design studio 1
  • FIT3145 Game design studio 2
  • FIT3094 Artificial life, artificial intelligence and virtual environments
  • FIT3146 Emergent technologies and interfaces

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

  • FIT1048 Fundamentals of C++
  • FIT1033 Foundations of 3D
  • FIT2096 Game programming 1
  • FIT2097 Game programming 2
  • FIT2073 Game design studio 1
  • FIT3145 Game design studio 2
  • FIT3094 Artificial life, artificial intelligence and virtual environments
  • FIT3146 Emergent technologies and interfaces

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology

Students in this course can complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives or, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • F2005 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
  • F2006 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

* Depending on units completed it may be possible for students to complete a minor and a major by using, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives. Students cannot complete both a minor and a major in the same area of study.

** Students studying the secondary education specialisation in this double degree cannot complete a minor.