Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Study Load

Full Time

Study Mode


Course Location

South Australia

Course Starts

Jan 19, 2024


3 year(s) full-time

Course Code

SATAC CODE 434881 (Internal)

University of South Australia

Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Entertainment Design)

Degree overview

  • Study at SA’s number one university for graduate careers1 and skills2 in IT.
  • Combine technical IT with game development to pursue a creative career in the game industry.
  • Benefit from our partnership with Epic Games – makers of the world popular and widely used Unreal Engine.
  • Build your game development full pipeline skills from asset to engine using industry game engines such as UE5 (UnReal Engine 5).
  • Learn from experienced teaching staff dedicated to supporting your future in this growing, in-demand area.
  • Benefit from curriculum informed by UniSA research in areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and data analytics.
  • Experience purpose-built teaching spaces designed to facilitate collaboration and work-integrated learning, including the Gaming Lab – home to Alienware PCs and AR / VR hardware such as Vive and Hololens.
  • Enjoy significant opportunities for placements and industry projects to build connections and prepare for a career in the gaming industry.
  • Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
  • Start now, decide later. Enjoy a common first-year across most IT degrees enabling you to switch between IT specialisations and receive credit for completed courses.


Worth billions of dollars and growing, the video game industry continues to go from strength-to-strength, with revenue up, and Australia well positioned to take advantage of the global popularity of video games¹.

While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted numerous industries, games development proved resilient¹. And with the Australian Government announcing a federal tax incentive for video game development, the market is even more appealing for both local and international businesses to develop games in Australia².

With ongoing growth in games and entertainment, IT professionals with the expertise to build highly visual systems are in demand, with the Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Entertainment Design) designed to meet that need.

Balancing technical skills with creativity, you will develop your ability to design and program games, pitch your ideas and take them to market.

These skills are highly transferrable, with opportunities also available in the film and tv industry, education, health, business and defence sectors.

Enjoy a common first-year across most IT degrees enabling you to switch between specialisations and receive credit for completed courses. This means if you change your mind about your IT specialisation after first-year, you can change programs and still complete your degree in 3 or 4 years full-time (depending on your degree length). Start now, decide later.

On-campus teaching for this program is based at the Mawson Lakes campus. Only 20 minutes from the city centre with easy parking. The Mawson Lakes campus is also accessible by bus and train with the Mawson Lakes train station only a short walk.

For more information, visit University of South Australia

Applications Open

Aug 7, 2023