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Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (Software Technologies)

Learn both the creative and technical aspects of game development with a focus on the technology such as graphics programming, games engine technology and AI.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
11
Selection rank
76
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
418102
CRICOS
092648J

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

 

Why choose this course?

The Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (Software Technologies) degree provides you with skills in IT development for computing gaming and visualisation technology. You will develop an understanding of the principles underlying modern computer graphics systems and an appreciation for how such principles help in the design and development of computer games and simulations.

You will gain a broad knowledge across the field of game and interactive environment development, and develop a depth of understanding in the software technology discipline.  You will be able to apply creative, critical and reflective practice and multi-disciplinary theory to game design and development problem solving processes, as well as apply modelling and abstraction techniques within complex game animation domains.

You will gain experience in the whole process of game and interaction development, from identification and evaluation of ideas, creation of design concepts, critique of existing and potential products, analysis of cultural impact and industry trends, right through to the development and delivery of a final product.

This course is a collaboration between the faculties of Science and Engineering, and Creative Industries, which means you'll have access to experts in both design and technology.

Highlights

  • This major teaches you technological aspects of computer game development, graphics programming, games engine technology and the development of artificial intelligence for games. Specialist knowledge of computer graphics is important for 3D modelling, games engines and CAD systems and is integral in a wide range of simulation applications.
  • Cover both the technical and creative aspects of games development.
  • Be prepared for a career in games design, special effects developer, or mobile entertainment developer.
  • QUT's Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments degree is the most successful degree of its kind in Queensland, with strong connections to local games industries, as well as other industry partners in game-based technology.
  • Be a part of Queensland’s leading video game industry, responsible for titles such asHellboy, Fruit Ninja, the children's game Viva Pinata Party Animals and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Highlights

  • This major teaches you technological aspects of computer game development, graphics programming, games engine technology and the development of artificial intelligence for games. Specialist knowledge of computer graphics is important for 3D modelling, games engines and CAD systems and is integral in a wide range of simulation applications.
  • Cover both the technical and creative aspects of games development.
  • Be prepared for a career in games design, special effects developer, or mobile entertainment developer.
  • QUT's Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments degree is the most successful degree of its kind in Queensland, with strong connections to local games industries, as well as other industry partners in game-based technology.
  • Be a part of Queensland’s leading video game industry, responsible for titles such asHellboy, Fruit Ninja, the children's game Viva Pinata Party Animals and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

What to expect

Choose your career path in this multibillion dollar industry. This degree allows the development of creative skills ranging from the technical to the artistic. You will gain experience in the whole process of game and interactive media development, from identification and evaluation of ideas, creation of design concepts, critique of existing and potential products, analysis of cultural impact and industry trends, through to the development and delivery of a final product.

You will learn about the games and interactive environments industries through interacting with industry members, reviewing the development process of games and related products, participating in class discussions and studying industry literature. You will discover visualisation, interaction and communication techniques as applied to games and interactive media. A strong foundation in both entertainment technology and creative skills is complemented with options in games programming, including graphics programming and game artificial intelligence. You will be introduced to generic programming concepts and problem-solving strategies, team work, and the ethical and social responsibilities of an interactive media professional.

Given the growth in small, independent game development worldwide you'll be introduced the ideas of game development entrepreneurship from your first year of studies. You'll gain the knowledge and skills related to succeeding as an independent game developer. In your major capstone experience you'll work as part of a team to develop and publish your own game.

Other study options

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

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

As a graduate from the Software Technologies major, you will be equipped to work in industries such as computer games, advertising, engineering, manufacturing, simulation for education and training, and film special effects.

Professional recognition

The Software Technologies major is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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

  • Animator
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Games Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Sound Designer

Requirements

OP 11
Rank 76

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
IN05
QTAC code
418102
CRICOS code
092648J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 3 years full-time
  • 3 years full-time
Entry
  • February
  • February
OP Guarantee
Yes

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

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.

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 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 9
Selection rank 81
OP 9
Selection rank 81
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 71
OP 11
Selection rank 76

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

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 A, B or C

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
11
Rank
76
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: $32,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees 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

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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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