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Bachelor of Computer Science in Game and Mobile Development

Mobiles have emerged as the most important platform for mobile game development. With the advent of augmented reality, there is a major transformation of gaming technologies. The number of mobile gamers has grown substantially thanks to the adoption of smartphones across the region. 

The MENA region is a ripe market for video game creators and the gaming sector in this region is growing faster than the global average, outpacing Russia, China and even South Korea and is set to triple in size to US$4.4 billion by 2022. Major players such as Tencent and Ubisoft having their head offices for the region in the Middle East.

Duration
4 Years - Full-time

Intakes
Spring - January
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 232,943
USD 63,472
(VAT 5% inclusive)

 
 

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This program will equip you with skills to apply techniques to develop video games and related systems on computers and mobile platforms, including devices such as phones, tablets and wearable devices and to identify approached to solve real-world problems in video games and multimedia systems.

Career Opportunities

The area of game and mobile development has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Advances in science and technology such as human-computer interaction, processing power of microprocessors, modelling of business processes, simulation of complex interactions, and the omnipresence of the Internet have dramatically increased the scope of this field of work. This program will prepare you for various high in demand career paths in the entertainment industry, the game and mobile industry including:

  • Game Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Creative Game Director
  • Game Artist
  • QA Game Tester
  • Video Game System Designer
  • Quality assurance
  • Lead quality assurance
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Mobile App Developer

Professional Accreditation

ACS

The program is recognised by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at a “Professional Level”.

Energy Institute (EI)

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together, from oil and gas to renewables. The EI connects you to a thriving global community and unlocks access to a broad range of benefits. Becoming a Student member of the EI will grant you access to resources and opportunities that will not only support you in your studies, but also to further your career development.

Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science in Game and Mobile Development, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (CP) which include 60 cp of General Education, 90 cp of Program Core, 30 cp from Major and 24 cp of Electives 

Major

Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSCI236 3D Modeling and Animation 6 cp
At least four subjects (24 CP) from the following list:
CSCI336 Computer graphics 6 cp
CSCI346 Game Development 6 cp
CSCI356 Game Engine Essentials 6 cp
CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 cp
CSIT242 Mobile Applications Development 6 cp

 

Program core

Subject code Subject title Credit points
MATH070* Foundation Mathematics for Computing 6 cp
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 6 cp
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 cp
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 cp
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 cp
CSIT115 Data Management & Security 6 cp
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design & Programming 6 cp
CSIT127 Networks & Communications 6 cp
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 cp
CSIT212 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 cp
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 cp
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 cp
CSCI203 Algorithms & Data Structures 6 cp
CSCI251 Advance Programming 6 cp
CSCI235 Database Systems 6 cp
MATH221 Mathematics for Computer Science 6 cp
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 cp
CSIT321 Project 12 cp

*Challenge tests are available in MATH070. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.

Electives

Plus 3 electives from the list below

Approved List of Electives

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6 cp
ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations  6 cp
CSCI213 Java programming and object oriented design 6 cp
CSCI322  Systems Administration 6 cp
CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence 6 cp
CSCI319  Distributed Systems 6 cp
CSCI350 Internship 6 cp
CSCI356 Game Engine Fundamentals 6 cp
CSCI358 Security Engineering 6 cp
CSCI361 Cryptography and secure applications 6 cp
CSCI368 Network Security 6 cp
CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A 6 cp
CSCI399 Server Technology 6 cp
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 cp
ISIT201 Information and communication security 6 cp
ISIT204 Principles of e-Business 6 cp
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 cp
MARK301 Internet Applications for Marketing 6 cp
MARK343 International Marketing 6 cp
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6 cp
MGNT201 Organizational Behavior 6 cp
MGNT206 Human Resource Management 6 cp

 

General Education (GED)

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
English Languages (18cp)
GEDA010 Academic Language Skills 6
GEDB010 Research Language Skills 6
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
Arabic Language (6 cp) - at least one of the below subjects
ARA101* Arabic for Beginners 1A 6
ARA102* Arabic for Elementary level users 6
Islamic Studies (6 cp)
ARTS317 Muslim Societies Across the Ages 6
UAE Studies (12 cp) - at least two of the below subjects
GEOG222 Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures 6
IRAE135 UAE and International Relations 6
PUBH115 Public Health 6
URBS103 Urban Sociology  
Innovation (6 cp)
INE301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6

*Challenge tests are available in ARA101/ARA102. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.

For full details about the degree requirements, visit the Bachelor of Computer Science program pages.

 

Program Leader

Dr Hock Chuan Lim

Dr Hock Chuan Lim
Assistant Professor
BSc, Philippines Military Academy, MSc, University of New South Wales, Australia, PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia

Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Lim worked as lead instructor in games programming in Canberra, Australia. He served as an instructor for Higher Education in Australia for 10 years and as IT manager and consultant...

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