Bachelor of Product Design – Applied Immersive Game Design in The University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 3 years

Intake:  February and July

*Fee: $33,900 – $35,175

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Product Design blends creative design, science, engineering and business studies. The designers strategize and explore things for use in businesses and industry. From creating a small item or a phone app, studying product design will help you to provide a range of jobs.

Students will be able to bring creative concepts based on their skills of related disciplines, as well as gain the practical skills needed to provide new ideas. This degree will help you to provide job throughout world.

Applied Immersive Game Design is one of the majors of the Bachelor of Product Design degree which boosts innovation.

This course includes both virtual and augmented reality. Students will seek skills in creative design, and business ability within the gaming industry. Students will have chance to design and develop games.

Through the study, you will understand idea generation, structure of game and interface design and seek experience in prototyping for various platforms, with a stress on virtual and augmented reality.

The degree is a three-year 360 points course which includes different combination of coursework and design projects:

  • 165 points of Science and Engineering courses
  • 135 points of Product Design courses
  • 60 points of Business or Management courses.
    Design projects include independent work on open-ended projects, with a blend of individual and team-based happenings, under close guidance by academics with experience in product design.

    Further Study Options:

    You can further go for postgraduate study, including studies in Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Business and Marketing.

    Career Outcomes:

    The entertainment sector is one of the largest earners in World. The gaming industry is at the highest priority.  The companies of Game development are looking for graduates with improved technical skills and experience. New Zealand is home to more start-up developers than any other country in the world, which help graduates with ‘all-round’ skills.

    Many companies are looking for graduates with wide skills and approach to game and software design, for example in the fields of entertainment, industrial, tourism, education, robotics, and medical and rehabilitation.

    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Student must have completed 10+2 and must have evidence of creative work.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Score of 80 (19 in writing)
    3. PTE required score is 57