Bachelor of Science in
Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing re-accreditation from The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).
A career in video games industry is not only entertaining but also rewarding. AUM’s Game Development degree program is intended for people interested in game programming at the highest level, including computer science and graphic professionals that wish to retool for the game industry. The program provides the knowledge of how to use and combine powerful multimedia platforms and animation techniques to implement the designer’s vision into complex virtual realities.
Admission to any AUM level 6 programs will be based on the following criteria:
- Completion of application.
- Submission of official transcripts showing that the student will have successfully completed a course of study of MQF level 4 (e.g. US or international high school or equivalent course of study) by the time he or she enrols at AUM.
- High school or MQF level 5 course of study GPA (minimum GPA required 2.5 out of 4.0).
- Personal essay, addressing personal goals and expectations.
- Scores on standardised test (ACT and/or SAT). AUM may consider eliminating this requirement moving forward, once a substantial body of faculty has been established.
General Pedagogical Methods used for this Program
In general, the game development program addresses the real-world needs of industry through special, topic-based classes. Courses are taught with a mixture of theory and applied practice.
However, pedagogical approaches vary substantially form module to module and are described in detail in the description of each module.
GENERAL ASSESSMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 throughout the course. Failure to maintain such standard results in academic probation.
A student in academic probation can continue to enrol in new modules for two semesters, while the student is strongly encouraged to retake modules in which grades were unsatisfactory. If the GPA does not reach the required threshold after two semesters of academic probation, the student may be dismissed from the program.
Students are required to obtain a grade of C- or better in each of the course modules outside of the General Education Component. If a student receives a grade below C-, the students must retake the module in order to graduate.
Assessment procedures vary substantially form module to module and are described in detail in the description of each module.
RELATIONSHIP TO OCCUPATION/S
- Telecommunications engineering
- Computer science engineering
- Consumer electronics engineering
- Electronics circuit design engineering
- Electronics test and maintenance engineering
- Electronics and communications research engineering
COURSE STRUCTURE SAMPLE