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.
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.
Games development is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor or a major.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.
a. The following unit:
b. Any three of the following units (students should check prerequisites when planning a minor):
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.
Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*
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.
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:*
* 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.