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Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments/Bachelor of Mathematics

Combine games and interactive environments with maths and use your problem-solving skills and expertise in mathematics to develop realistic scenes in gaming environments.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
7
Selection rank
86
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Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
418672
CRICOS
092653A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

You will have the opportunity to use your problem-solving skills to develop realistic games in a competitive gaming environment. A decade ago, people probably wouldn’t have noticed if the cape the game hero was wearing didn’t flap in the wind as he ran, or that the boxes in the corner of the room of the dungeon didn’t fall over when they are run into in a fight. Today, serious gamers notice and demand this type of realism in their virtual worlds. This is where your maths and problem-solving capabilities come into play. Complex formulae are used in games design to create realistic scenes, and knowledge of mathematics will certainly aid your understanding. 

Undertake core units from your Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments, including:

  • applied, computational discrete and financial mathematics
  • mathematical modelling
  • operations research
  • scientific computation and visualisation
  • statistics and statistical modelling.
  • digital media
  • game design.

This double degree aims to provide you with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in mathematics and in games and interactive environments. You will develop the ability to apply mathematics, statistics, computational methods and decision science to real world problems.

The aim of the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments is to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge and values to be succesfully employed within the computer games industry or to develop game applications for a broad range of industry sectors (for example: government, finance, education).

Highlights

  • Develop your problem-solving skills and knowledge in mathematics to develop realistic scenes in gaming environments.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Specialise in applied and computational mathematics, decision science, statistical science.
  • Specialise in animation, digital media, game design or software technologies.
  • Be a part of Queensland’s leading video game industry, responsible for titles such as Hellboy and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Highlights

  • Develop your problem-solving skills and knowledge in mathematics to develop realistic scenes in gaming environments.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Specialise in applied and computational mathematics, decision science, statistical science.
  • Specialise in animation, digital media, game design or software technologies.
  • Be a part of Queensland’s leading video game industry, responsible for titles such as Hellboy and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

What to expect

In this double degree, you will complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four years. The course consists of units in both Games and Interactive Environments and Mathematics. In the Games and Interactive Environments component you will complete core units in introductory design, games studies, professional skills and basic programming and then choose one of these majors:

  • Animation
  • Game Design
  • Software Technologies.

In your final year, you will participate in a major group project to produce a significant piece of work using PC, mobile devices, consoles or virtual reality.

In your mathematics component, you will complete core units that provide a foundation for both study and future work in mathematics and games and interactive environments, and then choose one of these majors: 

  • Decision Science
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Statistical Science.

Students are assisted throughout their course with choices to match their career aspirations and abilities. All these strands involve project work and real-world applications.

Other study options

  • Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments
  • Bachelor of Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Gain practical skills using the latest computer technology to enable you to solve real-world problems and prepare you for a career within the games and interactive environments industry, as well as in a wide range of areas such as finance, investment, information technology, environmental management, health, marketing, logistics, defence, media, education and research.

Professional recognition

The Software Technologies major of the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS accreditation is internationally recognised by the Seoul Accord. You may also be eligible for membership in the Australian Mathematical Society (AMS), ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a division of AMS), the Australian Society for Operations Research Inc. (ASOR) and the Statistical Society of Australia.

Research pathways

You may wish to take your passion further and extend your studies with an honours research program.

Honours is an ideal pathway for high-achieving graduates to enter the doctoral program (PhD), and provides a wider range of career opportunities including research, analytic or teaching positions.Consult your course coordinator in second or third year to assess what projects may be available within your areas of interest.

To be eligible for an honours course, you must have a bachelor degree in information technology, mathematics, science or property economics (depending on the course) or its equivalent, completed within the last five years, with a minimum grade point average of 4.5 (on QUT’s 7-point scale).

Possible careers

  • Actuary
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Games Developer
  • Mathematician
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Sound Designer
  • Statistician

Requirements

OP 7
Rank 86

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
SE70
QTAC code
418672
CRICOS code
092653A
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • February
  • February
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 93
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 4
Selection rank 89
OP 4
Selection rank 93
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 78
OP 7
Selection rank 86

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
7
Rank
86
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $9,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $31,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship

A scholarship for female students who want to study information technology.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance; Women

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Undergraduate Indigenous Fee Waiver Commencing Student Scholarship

A scholarship for Indigenous undergraduate students studying in the Science and Engineering Faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologist Scholarship

The Young Technologists Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students passionate about bringing change through cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

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