Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Games Design and Simulation)

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: BEntrep(GamesDesSim)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3746
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096607G

This program applies to students who commenced in Spring 2018 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2017 to Autumn 2018, please refer to: 3746.1 Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Games Design and Simulation)

The Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Games Design and Simulation) is an innovative approach to training the next generation of high impact entrepreneurs by providing the knowledge and developing the practical skills that make them successful. Whilst the specialist focus of the degree is game and simulation development, the program connects it with the art of entrepreneurship and guides students through all phases of their entrepreneurship journey: from forming a team to obtaining funding. Students will gain game development skills while also learning how to start a gaming company. The key emphasis of this program is on developing the mindset, risk tolerance, creativity, team formation and leadership capabilities – key characteristics of high impact entrepreneurs. Practical experience is incorporated into every semester of study, enabling students to continue working on their start-ups throughout the degree.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Anton Bogdanovych
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

Accreditation

This program has provisional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Admission

Selection is on the basis of Academic merit (ATAR or its equivalent).

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

The Advanced Game Programming minor in this degree is intended to be combined with the Game Programming major.

The Advanced Game Design minor is intended to be combined with the Game Design major.

Replaced Minor

The minor listed below counts towards completion of this Program for students who began studying this minor in 2019 or earlier.

SM3097 Advanced Game Design, Minor, replaced by Advanced Game Design, Minor in 2020 (listed above).

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time start-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1012 Foundations of Entrepreneurship 10
COMP 2011 Games Technology 10
COMP 1001 3D Modelling Fundamentals 10
Select Major subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MKTG 2002 Incubator 1: Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurship 10
BUSM 2024 Incubator 2: Start-up Essentials 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMP 2018 Simulation Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MKTG 2003 Incubator 3: Product Development 10
ACCT 3009 Incubator 4: Commercial and Financial Setting of Entrepreneurship 10
Select Major subject 2 10
Select Minor subject 1 or elective 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 3025 Incubator 5: Operational Aspects of Entrepreneurship 10
Select Major subject 3 10
Select Major subject 4 10
Select Minor subject 2 or elective 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MKTG 3005 Incubator 6: Funding and Start-up 10
Select Major subject 5 10
Select Major subject 6 10
Select Minor subject 3 or elective 3 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MKTG 3006 Incubator 7: Growth and Exit Strategies 10
Select Major subject 7 10
Select Major subject 8 10
Select Minor subject 4 or elective 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1012 Foundations of Entrepreneurship 10
MKTG 2002 Incubator 1: Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurship 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
COMP 2018 Simulation Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BUSM 2024 Incubator 2: Start-up Essentials 10
COMP 2011 Games Technology 10
COMP 1001 3D Modelling Fundamentals 10
Select Major subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
MKTG 2003 Incubator 3: Product Development 10
Select Major subject 2 10
Select Major subject 3 10
Select Minor subject 1 or elective 1 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ACCT 3009 Incubator 4: Commercial and Financial Setting of Entrepreneurship 10
BUSM 3025 Incubator 5: Operational Aspects of Entrepreneurship 10
Select Major subject 4 10
Select Minor subject 2 or elective 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MKTG 3005 Incubator 6: Funding and Start-up 10
Select Major subject 5 10
Select Major subject 6 10
Select Minor subject 4 or elective 4 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MKTG 3006 Incubator 7: Growth and Exit Strategies 10
Select Major subject 7 10
Select Major subject 8 10
Select Minor subject 4 or elective 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for minors

Students can apply for an elective minor via MySR.

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