BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
USD 22,615 *
Earliest start date
* total for Malaysian students: RM 87,000 | total for international students: RM 88,200/USD 22,615
APU-DMU dual degree program
Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree program will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia, and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.
This program is specifically designed to provide students with:
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities required by a technical professional in the field of computer games.
- The ability to critically evaluate the design, logic, and implementation of computer games.
- Facility with advanced techniques for computer graphics and 3D digital animation.
Degree level 1
Students will learn fundamental skills required by technical Games Development professionals, and a basic understanding of programming and systems design. Some specialized modules will provide the basic knowledge of interactive computer games development, such as logic design, graphics, and more. The modules will also help them develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.
- System Analysis & Design
- Python Programming
- Mathematical Concepts for Computing
- Computer Games Design: Documentation
- Computer Games Level Design
- Introduction to Graphics & Basic 3D Applications
- Introduction to Scripting for 3D Applications
- Digital Imaging Production
Elective modules (choose 2)
- Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity OR Digital Thinking and Innovation
- Introduction to Object-oriented Programming OR Introduction to C Programming
Degree level 2
In-depth games analysis and design skills will be learned, in which students will gain a better understanding of the complete computer games production lifecycle, which includes character modeling, special effects, computer graphics, animation, mathematics, and more. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.
- Programming for Data Analysis
- Creativity & Innovation
- Research Methods for Computing and Technology
- Analogue Games
- Basic 3D Computer Character Modelling
- Believable Models for Games & Virtual Reality
- Computer Games Design: High Concept and Preproduction
- Computer Games Design: Production and Testing
- Computer Graphics
- Games Engines
- Imaging & Special Effects
- Mathematics for Computer Graphics
Internship (16 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.
Degree level 3
Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of Computer Games Development and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into advanced techniques for computer graphics and animation. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world problem - they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.
- Innovation Management & New Product Development
- Project Management
- 3D Computer Graphics
- Advanced 3D Character Modelling and Animation
- Audio For Computer Games
- Multimedia Techniques For Animation, Games & Film Effects
- Programming Techniques for Animation & Computer Games
- Investigations in Computer Games Development
- Computer Games Development Project
- HCI and Usability
Elective modules (choose 1)
- Mobile Multimedia & Gaming OR MMOG Services & Communities
MQA compulsory subjects*
- Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
- Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
- Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
- Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
- Workplace Professional Communication Skills
- Employee & Employment Trends
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)
Program Tuition Fee
- Games programmer
- Games Developer
- Games Quality Assurance Tester
- Technical Director
- Team Manager
- Mobile Game Developer
- Game Designer
- Level Editor
- Games Producer
- Gameplay programmer
- Games Community Manager
Computer Games Development @ APU
The BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development programs equip students with the necessary technical skills and knowledge needed for a professional within the computer games industry.
Based on the statistical data provided by newzoo.com, an online market research company, it has been reported that in the year 2014, there was a total of 81.5 billion dollars of revenue generated in the global games market. In Malaysia, there were 293 million dollars of revenue generated by the games industry. The significant development within the computer games industry has inspired us to incorporate elements of creativity and innovation within our programs, not forgetting the values of professionalism and good communication skills.
Our Success Stories, Our Pride in the Computer Games industry.