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Bachelor of Information Technology (Game Development)

Develop the skills required to produce complex interactive systems used in gaming, preparing you to work in a range of industries, from entertainment to defence, health care to corporate, education and government, where the application of games and game technologies is key.

Game development is an important tool for modelling real-life scenarios for training, problem solving and research in a variety of fields. Making games is a creative and technical art form, and this course will see you graduate with qualifications that are in demand across a broad range of industries.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $35,600
Location: Tonsley Campus (Adelaide, Australia)
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge:


IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 020067D
Delivery mode: On campus

Why study Game Development at Flinders:

  • Cover the tools and processes used in industry to design and build interactive experiences
  • Build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your capacity for planning, development and program design
  • Design games for purpose, work with external partners to create gaming experiences for rehabilitation, education or to inspire social change in players
  • Engage with multidiscipline teams from across the University in the design and construction of game experiences
  • Gain insight into the current trends in game research and their widespread use beyond simple entertainment
  • Accredited by the Australian Computer Society
  • Study in our $120 million science and technology precinct at Tonsley

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Undertake a major group project or a work placement.
  • Learn the practical skills to design and develop complex computer-based systems.
  • Develop hands-on experience in state-of-the art facilities through innovative and interactive learning.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates with qualifications in game development are in demand across a broad range of industries like health, education, defence as well as the private sector. Your degree will prepare you to not only work in the game industry but also within simulation and interactive user centred design experiences across traditional computing and information technology domains.

Potential occupations include:

  • digital content coordinator
  • data scientist
  • system modeller
  • game play developer
  • game programmer
  • education technology designer

Potential employers include:

  • information technology services
  • educational institutions
  • health industry
  • defence industry
  • government bodies
  • private sector.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. Courses accredited at this level by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.