Bachelor of Computer Science (Game and Mobile Development)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Game and Mobile Development major has been designed to meet the current global demand for skilled graduates in the areas of game and multimedia system development. This major will equip you with skills to apply techniques to the development of video games and related systems on computers and mobile platforms, including devices such as mobile phones, tablets and wearable devices. You will be able to identify approaches to solving real-world problems in video games and multimedia systems. In addition, you will develop both traditional computer science skills as well as creative skills including visualisation, interaction and communication skills. Experts in this field work in the entertainment industry, the game and mobile industry in Australia and worldwide as mobile application developers, game programmers, animators, game engine developers, mobile entertainment and multimedia designers.


To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science, complete 144 credit points and satisfy all course requirements for the degree outlined in the course structure. In your first year you will study the fundamentals of computer science and IT: programming, problem solving, network and communications, web technology, data management, system analysis, human–computer interaction, and project management before choosing your major. You’ll also complete a final-year capstone team project.


  • Mobile application development
  • Interactive computer graphics
  • Game engine essentials
  • Virtual and augmented reality.

Standard entry requirements

  • ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Interstate equivalent (such as Victoria’s ENTER or Queensland OP)
  • Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English plus Mathematics Advanced. Ideally, students will have studied Mathematics Extension 1. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at the "Professional Level".

Study pathways

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit for prior learning towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded. Upon successful completion of the UOW College Diploma of Information Technology, you will receive credit of 48 credit points towards a Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) at UOW. You will be required to meet minimum subject requirements in order to progress from the Diploma of IT into the second year of a BCompSc.

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