SAE Institute

Bachelor of Games Development (Games Programming)

SAE Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102299E

Level of study: Bachelor's Degrees

Summary

Make the transition from gamer to game developer, exploring a range of genres for a range of platforms – roleplaying games, platformers, adventure, PC, FPS, mobile, and VR.

Not only are games becoming some of the biggest entertainment properties in the world, but industries are now also using the positive effects of ‘gamification’ and serious games to encourage behavioural change, particularly in fields of healthcare, training, and safety.

Games have the potential to change the world, and we can give you the skills to help change yours. Our bachelor degree starts at the base level and builds your expertise in programming and design.

At SAE you won’t find yourself in a lecture hall with 300 people or in a traditional lecture at all. You’ll be in a studio environment using industry-standard software like Unreal Engine, 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 mentors guiding you in industry-standard languages C++ 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 clients.

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

With a Bachelor of Games Development, you’ll be ready for cutting-edge industry roles using modern creative business concepts and strategies. Career options include Mobile App Developer, Level Designer, Systems Designer, or UX Designer.

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.

Your epic adventure in gaming starts here.

SAE Bachelor of Games Development offers:

Learn in a collaborative, studio-based environment where your teachers are also your mentors.
SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required.
Learn advanced-level industry-standard software like Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya.


Develop advanced skills in industry-standard software packages: Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya
Practical, immersive training: All work is project-based, with no exams. Graduate with a portfolio to share with an employer or first client.
Cross discipline collaboration: Work across film, audio, and animation projects at SAE.
Expand your career: Graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills and a network of fellow creatives.

Career Outcomes
What jobs will this course lead to?

Game Designer
Game Economy Designer
Level Designer
Simulation Specialists
Analysts
Community Managers
Systems Designer
User Experience Designer
Graphics Programmer
Games Writer

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,420 Per Year Read more74,840 for the entire course
Start date: 06 February 2023
29 May 2023
18 September 2023
Duration: 6 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 8 Trimesters/9 Trimesters - Full... Read more6 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 8 Trimesters/9 Trimesters - Full Time
Study mode: Full time
Address

Brisbane Campus

Cnr Jane Street and Riverside Drive
Brisbane Queensland 4101
Australia

Entry criteria

Minimum Age

International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age prior to the commencement of their study.

Academic requirements

Successful completion of secondary school studies (assessed as an equivalent of Australian Year 12 secondary studies). Minimum overall pass is required.

English language requirements

  • International English Language Testing Sydney (IELTS): An overall score of 6.0 or higher with no individual band lower than 5.5 (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 73 overall (internet-based test), OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic score of 46 or higher, OR
  • Completion of Year 12 English in an Australian secondary school or college or equivalent with a minimum result of “Satisfactory” or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an Academic English program with an SAE-approved Australian-based English partner.

Address

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