Bachelor of Computer Science: Multimedia and Game Development


Program Description

The Multimedia and Game Development major has been designed to meet the current global demand for skilled graduates in the areas of game and multimedia system development. This major will equip you with skills to apply techniques to the development of video games and related systems on computers and mobile platforms, including devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and wearable devices. You will be able to identify approaches to solving real-world problems in video games and multimedia systems. In addition, you will develop both traditional computer science skills as well as creative skills including visualization, interaction and communication skills.


4 Years - Full-time

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 232,943
USD 63,472
(VAT 5% inclusive)

Career Opportunities

The area of multimedia and game development has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Advances in science and technology such as human-computer interaction, the processing power of microprocessors, modeling of business processes, simulation of complex interactions, and the omnipresence of the Internet have dramatically increased the scope of this field of work. Graduates of this major can enter professions such as:

  • Software Developers
  • Process Modelling specialists
  • Graphic and Animation Designers
  • Multimedia Creators
  • Systems Design and Analysis experts
  • Network Optimisation specialists
  • Human-Computer Interaction specialists
  • Industrial Process Simulation experts

Professional Accreditation


The program is recognized by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at a “Professional Level”.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognized within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degrees for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.


Program Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science in Multimedia and Game Development, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (CP) which include 60 cp of General Education, 90 cp of Program Core, 30 cp from Major and 24 cp of Electives


  • CSCI236 3D Modeling and Animation

At least four subjects (24 CP) from the following list:

  • CSCI336 Computer graphics
  • CSCI346 Game Development
  • CSCI356 Game Engine Essentials
  • CSCI366 Mobile Multimedia
  • CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming

Program Core

  • CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals
  • CSIT113 Problem Solving
  • CSIT114 System Analysis
  • CSIT115 Data Management & Security
  • CSIT121 Object-Oriented Design & Programming
  • CSIT127 Networks & Communications
  • CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology
  • CSIT212 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • CSIT214 IT Project Management
  • CSIT226 Human-Computer Interaction
  • CSCI203 Algorithms & Data Structures
  • CSCI251 Advance Programming
  • CSCI235Database Systems
  • MATH221 Mathematics for Computer Science
  • CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies
  • CSIT321 Project

General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following seven (7) categories:

  • Information Technology and Mathematics (12 CP)
    • MATH070* Foundation Mathematics for Computing
    • STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty
  • English, Arabic or other languages (18 CP)
    • GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1
    • GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2
  • Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 CP)
    • ARTS017 Islamic Culture
  • Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)
    • PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology
  • Natural or Physical Sciences (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)
    • ENVI030* Environmental Sciences
    • PHYS030* Foundation Physics
  • Humanities or Arts (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)
    • ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy
    • LAW 101 Law, Business and Society
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6 CP)
    • INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

*Challenge tests are available in MATH070, PHYS030, and ENVI030. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.



Plus 3 electives from the list below

Approved List of Electives

  • ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society
  • ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations
  • CSCI213 Java programming and object-oriented design
  • CSCI322 Systems Administration
  • CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence
  • CSCI319 Distributed Systems
  • CSCI350 Internship
  • CSCI356 Game Engine Fundamentals
  • CSCI358 Security Engineering
  • CSCI361 Cryptography and secure applications
  • CSCI368 Network Security
  • CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A
  • CSCI399 Server Technology
  • ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business
  • ISIT201 Information and communication security
  • ISIT204 Principles of e-Business
  • MARK101 Marketing Principles
  • MARK301 Internet Applications for Marketing
  • MARK343 International Marketing
  • MGNT110 Introduction to Management
  • MGNT201 Organizational Behavior
  • MGNT206 Human Resource Management
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