Serious Games Design - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Serious Games Design

Serious games

The rapidly growing Serious Games industry focuses on solving real-world problems using the universal appeal of play. In this major, you'll learn how to design and deliver game experiences to drive positive change in education, healthcare, marketing and more.

You’ll study game-based learning, puzzle design and game production, and use these skills to create emotionally rich and challenging experiences within your own games and simulations, including experiences for PC, mobile and virtual reality.

You can take your newfound knowledge and skills into the many companies that are now growing around the games industry.

Career opportunities

Job opportunities include embedded roles in government agencies and not-for-profits, as well as video games publishing, marketing, production and management.

Major (8)

For a major in Serious Games Design, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

Required courses (8)

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
SGD100 Introduction to Game Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
 
SGD102 Introduction to Games Programming
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 
SGD103 Introduction to Game Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 
SGD200 Experimental Game Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
 
SGD202 Video Game Analysis
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 
SGD214 Interactive Narrative: Puzzles and Quests
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 
SGD321 Interactive Narrative: Characters and Worlds
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 
ICT352 Project Management
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 1
  • South Bank: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
Pre: BUS104 or SGD200
Anti: MGT210

*Available to be studied online

Minor (4)

For a minor in Serious Games Design, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

Required courses (4)

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
SGD100 Introduction to Game Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
 
SGD103 Introduction to Game Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 
SGD200 Experimental Game Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
 
SGD202 Video Game Analysis
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
 

*Available to be studied online