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Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)

Cricos Code: 093341J

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)

Ready to become the games industry rock star? When becoming a Game Programmer, you’ll learn best while doing. You’ll code, you’ll craft and, in the end, you’ll graduate with a portfolio like no other. Thanks to the partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), you will develop games for PlayStation® platform through the PlayStation® First Academic Development Program. You will learn C++ and other coding languages and work with Unity and Unreal – the two main engines for game development. By the time you are ready to graduate, you will have collaborated with fellow programmers and game artists to create a commercially viable game.

This course is provided by Media Design School at Torrens University Australia. RTO 41343 CRICOS 03389E

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Key Information

Where can I study
Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

Online study available. International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% online subjects over their course and is studying at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 10 Jun 19

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Workload

10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

2 years accelerated

3 years full-time

6 years maximum

Study At Torrens

Flexible study taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate International Universities, a leading international network of quality, innovative institutions of higher education comprising of nearly 70 universities across the globe. We also have some of the world’s most prestigious schools from Billy Blue College of Design to the internationally renowned Real Madrid Universidad Europea.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
You don’t have to have your future career mapped out – you’ll have a wealth of choice, including:
  • Gameplay Programmer
  • Game Programmer
  • Generalist C++ Programmer
  • Software Engineer
SIMULATED WORKPLACE
Study in a studio-like environment using state of the art, industry-aligned software and technology. We encourage our students to challenge conventions and push boundaries in new and emerging digital technologies through project-based learning and live briefs.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Software Engineering, Game Programming blends academic theory, research, and practice with advanced programming skills as applied in the game development industry. Throughout the course, the integration of theory and hands-on practice through to industry-standard productions will complement the development of investigative skills, and analytical, creative and critical approaches to problem-solving. In addition to practical skills, knowledge and design capability, the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) also has a holistic approach to developing your individual attributes and abilities in ‘soft skills’ such as communication, commercial acumen, and understanding of business realities. This course was designed collaboratively with subject matter experts from Media Design School (Auckland, New Zealand), one of the top 3 digital design schools in the world.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Become a specialist software engineer who develops solutions and computer programs to activate computer game interaction
  • Use Unity and Unreal – the two main engines for game development to build high-quality 3D and 2D games
  • Collaborate on projects with fellow programmers and game artists to create a commercially viable game from concept to live prototype

How much

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer

2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
FEE HELP
Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS
Are you a talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, postgraduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer

2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Are you a talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, postgraduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS:
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Completion of Senior High School Certificate (Year 12 or equivalent) with a minimum ATAR of 60 or equivalent. View full course admission information
Special Entry Requirements:
  • broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • discipline specific portfolio (art and / or design)View full course admission information
Torrens offers a free, personalized admission process where each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Please contact your International Admissions Officer to have your previous studies assessed for equivalence.
Approved English tests include:
  • For international applications, IELTS 6.0 with no skills band less than 5.5
  • Completion of Mathematics subject as part of Year 12 studies (SACE Mathematical Methods or Mathematical Studies or equivalent)
Completion of Senior High School Certificate (Year 12 or equivalent) with a minimum ATAR of 60 or equivalent. View full course admission information
Special Entry Requirements:
  • broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • discipline specific portfolio (art and / or design)View full course admission information
Torrens offers a free, personalized admission process where each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Please contact your International Admissions Officer to have your previous studies assessed for equivalence.
Approved English tests include:
  • For international applications, IELTS 6.0 with no skills band less than 5.5
  • Completion of Mathematics subject as part of Year 12 studies (SACE Mathematical Methods or Mathematical Studies or equivalent)

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Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences. Learn more
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