Design

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)

Cricos Code: 093341J

WHAT IS A BACHELOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: GAME PROGRAMMING?

Ready to become a games industry rock star? When taking the yellow brick road to 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 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, 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 17 Feb 2020

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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

WHY 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
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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 was designed collaboratively with subject-matter experts from Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the top 3 digital design schools in the world. It blends current theory, research and practice with the advanced programming skills you’ll use in the game development industry. Throughout the course, you’ll develop investigative skills, and take analytical, creative and critical approaches to problem-solving, all complemented by hands-on practice. You’ll use Unity and Unreal – the two main engines for game development to build high-quality 3D and 2D games. In collaboration with fellow programmers and game artists, you’ll create commercially viable games from concept to live prototype. The Bachelor of Software Engineering: Game Programming also guides you towards taking a holistic approach to developing your individual attributes and abilities in soft skills, such as communication, commercial acumen, and understanding of business realities. Graduate to become a specialist software engineer – you’ll devise solutions and produce computer programs to activate computer game interaction. In this highly competitive industry, you’ll impress potential clients and employers with your professional portfolio of work – all produced during your degree – and catapult into a career in the world of Game Programming.
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

Fees & 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?

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

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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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

Australian Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60 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)
Australian Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60 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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