SAE Institute

Bachelor of Games Development

SAE Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080174D

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Gone are the times of computer games being purely a source of entertainment. Sure, this is a massive part of the industry, but these days more and more industries are using the positive effects of 'gamification' to encourage behavioral change, particularly in field of healthcare. What was once seen as a senseless way to pass time is now being seen as a sensible way to pass information, support and services.

The truth is, gamers have the skills to change the world, and we can give you the skills to help change yours when it comes to gaming. Our bachelor starts at the base level and builds your expertise in programming and design.

At SAE you won’t find yourself in a lecture with 300 people or even in a traditional lecture at all. You’ll be in a studio environment using industry-standard software like Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya, developing for technologies such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Android, and iOS. You'll also learn to speak how the professionals do with expert lecturers guiding you in languages such as C++, JavaScript and C#.

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretical based essays. This will ultimately help you build up a body of work and portfolio to share with potential employers or first client.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects initially in partnership with your course peers. As your skills develop and you work on more dynamic projects, you’ll apply your capabilities on cross-discipline projects. By the end of your course you could be collaborating with fellow students across SAE’s global network.

Ultimately, this is all about a qualification that will expand your career. There is work placement as part of your course, to provide practical experience and help build your network. We’ll also equip you with employability skills, giving you professional strategies in communication and self-promotion.

For those wanting to go the extra, and thousands of miles, you can complete up to two trimesters of your course at selected SAE campuses across the planet. Suddenly, real-world experience just went worldwide.

Career Options

  • Game designer
  • Level designer
  • Analysts
  • Systems designer
  • Game economy designer
  • Simulation specialists
  • Community managers

You Will Learn

  • C++ programming
  • Middleware packages
  • Game play programming
  • Tools development
  • Game design
  • Game psychology
  • Working prototype development
  • 3D pipeline
  • Level development
  • Maths, statistics and logic.

Stage II has three studio modules with projects based on the following areas;

Games Programming

The SAE Games Programming degree is a highly focused program that delves deep into game-play and game engine programming. Students will build skills in existing software packages and frameworks such as Unreal Engine and Unity, to build technical skillset and develop game tools, libraries and engines.

Games Design

In the Game Design specialization students will work on a range of projects with peers and SAE Facilitators, which will build skills and knowledge within the diverse scope of Game Design.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 36,161 Per Year Read more72,322 for the entire course
Start date: 31 May 2021
20 September 2021
Duration: 2 years Read moreMinimum 6 Trimesters
Study mode: Full time
Address

Brisbane Campus

Cnr Jane Street and Riverside Drive
Brisbane Queensland 4101
Australia

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) and meet English language requirements as outlined below.

Minimum Age

International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

English Language Requirements

International students have to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:

Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent

IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: 54 overall score; TOEFL paper based test: 550 overall score; TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): 73 overall score.

Address

SAE Institute
Byron Bay Campus
373-391 Ewingsdale Road North Coast New South Wales 2481
Australia