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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

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

ACS promotes quality in ICT-related higher education to meet future industry needs. ACS sets graduate standards, drives improvements and refinements, and gives recognition to quality programs. ACS also ensures that new specialist courses build key skills for critical emerging fields.

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 General Education, Core and Major subjects as specified in tables below and elective subjects from the approved list to bring the total to 204 cp. Students may not take more than 2 electives at 100 level. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.

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

Below subjects are approved as electives. Students may enroll in any subjects from any major as elective. A prior approval is required for enrolling in any other subjects not in this list.

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
GEDA010 Academic Language Skills 6
GEDB010 Research Language Skills 6
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
ARTS317 Muslim Societies Across the Ages 6
INE301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6
One subject from Arabic Language * 6
One subject from UAE Studies ** 6
 
* Options in Arabic Language
ARA101*** Arabic for Beginners 1A 6
ARA102*** Arabic for Elementary level users 6
 
** Options in UAE Studies
PUBH115 Public Health 6
URBS103 Urban Sociology 6
GEOG222 Society and Environment 6
IRAE135 UAE and International Relations 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 students who enrolled prior to Autumn 2020, please refer to the following link

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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