The degree will develop the mindset, risk tolerance, creativity, passion, big thinking, team formation and leadership capabilities – the key distinct characteristics of high-impact entrepreneurs.
In an entrepreneurial ecosystem, you will learn the knowledge and techniques for opportunity discovery, impact analysis, customer analysis, strategic team-building and leadership, the psychology and ethics of the start-up, funding modelling and financial analysis, growth and exit strategies.
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Games Design at Western
The Games Design and Simulation specialisation will convert your passion for playing games into deep knowledge of the science and art of problem solving through development and application of games and simulations.
This area of study includes gamification, games design, game-based learning, and psychology of gaming, serious games, games entrepreneurship, as well as broader modelling and simulation. It features two majors that are not available in any other Western University degree - Game Programming and Game Design.
Upon completion you will have developed an entrepreneurial mindset and will know how to apply this mindset to address a diverse range of problems through game and simulation-based solutions.
The program incorporates practical experience in every semester of study, placing students in entrepreneurial environments (incubators, technology parks, innovation centres) and enabling them through all the stages from creative ideation through the sustainable development of the idea into a lean start-up.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
In this major you will gain skills in programming, data structures, video game development, artificial intelligence and more.
In this major you will gain skills in graphic design. motion design, interactive digital media, visual effects and more.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,360*
Delivery: On campus
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At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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As an Entrepreneurship (Games and Simulation) graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities as a:
- Games and simulation company creator
- Games and simulation designer
- Gamification expert
- Mobile applications developer
- Project manager
Games Design Entrepreneur
Be the next big entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, you'll set up and grow your own business, make executive decisions and take financial risk. With your background in games design you could start a business or multiple businesses in the video gaming industry.
App developers design, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications primarily for mobile devices.
As a project manager you will be accountable for the success of a project. You will develop the strategy and plans, and keep everyone focused on bringing in the project on time and on budget.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.