Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Location: On campus
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Simulation and Serious Games) focuses on providing you with computing and mathematical skills to develop simulations and serious computer game programs which are not primarily designed for entertainment.
Serious games are an important tool used to model processes from the real world in training airline pilots, military officers, business leaders and medical professionals, and are in demand across a broad range of industries.
The course has been designed in collaboration with industry to meet the need for graduates with skills across the computing and mathematical sciences.
You will work with a range of software, hardware and interaction technologies in order to produce engaging and interactive experiences capable of simulating various scenarios.
Throughout the course, you will develop a comprehensive portfolio of work detailing the planning, development and design of these programs.
An Honours year will equip you with advanced research, writing, professional and organisational skills and provides an opportunity for you to complete a research project related to an undergraduate degree and an area of interest.
What will I study?
Refer to the course rule.
What is simulation and serious games?
Simulation and serious games equips you with the skills to design, develop, and measure complex interactive systems for training and education scenarios.
Interactive online environments have become essential tools for training, problem solving and research in a huge range of fields, from engineering to surgery.
Having an understanding of the role of engaging, interactive storytelling within games and simulations is important in order to deliver successful learning outcomes.
Why study Computer Science (Simulation and Serious Games) at Flinders?
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Simulation and Serious Games) at Flinders:
- Focuses on the computing and mathematical skills needed to develop simulation and serious gaming systems.
- Enables you to develop skills and knowledge with applications in a range of careers, from engineering to groundwater modelling.
- Has been designed to be accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Combined degree options
You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.
Combine with the Bachelor of Letters
The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.
Prerequisities: SACE stage 2 mathematical methods or mathematical studies or equivalent.
Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.
International students: Entry and English requirements
Applications and annual fees
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Place type: Commonwealth supported
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|Annual fees:||2017: $27,000
- Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
- We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.
Refer to credit transfer for further information.
- Bachelor of Computer Science (Simulation and Serious Games)
- Bachelor of Computer Science
- Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
Further study options
Further study options include Master of Science (Computer Science), Master of Science (research) and PhD (research).
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