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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology
Course coordinatorMr Lindsay Smith


This major provides students with the technical and creative abilities to apply core knowledge of programming to game creation through a curriculum that emphasises game and interactive software development. Students use the tools and software used by the game industry, produce game design concepts and documents, and develop analytical skills for examining game play and game design. The major focuses on complex concepts such as game artificial intelligence, level design and testing. Students create complete works in character design, level design and game concepts and participate in every level of game development, from concept to final creation. The major includes twelve specialist multimedia games development major units covering the areas of games programming, 3D modelling, creating narrative and artificial intelligence for gaming. The games development major includes two third level units of project work in a studio environment.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems with a major in multimedia games development, students must complete the course requirements outlined below.

Compulsory units

Level one
Level two
Level three

Further Information Technology units

Students take six points of level three Information Technology units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Elective units

Students complete 24 points of electives, of which no more than 12 points may be taken at level one; the remaining units must be at level two or three. These electives may be taken from within the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of Monash University.

Relevant Courses

  • 3334 Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems