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Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

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The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Mobile Game Development With Unity

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This short introduction course teaches students the basic principles of mobile game development using Unity, a powerful cross-platform game engine that utilises C# for high-level game logic, creating smooth pipelines between desktop, console and mobile devices. Unity is the engine behind titles like Infinity Blade, Angry Birds 2, Crossy Road and many more.

By the end of the short course, students will be familiarised with the Unity interface and have learned broad concepts for Unity project structure and management. They will be able to create simple playable games similar in style to the classics of the gaming industry, like Pong, Super Breakout or Space Invaders.

Please note that this short course ran over 5 weeks in February and March 2016. The course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion are no longer being issued for this course.

Difficulty
■■■ Advanced
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High-level short course where prior knowledge is likely required to get the most out of the course. Content may be at Masters level or cover part of a postgraduate subject
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled3,303 students
CostFree!

Enter your details below to access archived course materials, including Lectures, Labs, Study Materials and the Final Exam.

Course Schedule

 

Week 1:

Unity Overview

  Students will get an introduction to the parts that make up a Unity Project, including:

  • Unity Workflow Overview
  • Unity Interface Overview
  • Finishing the Example Project
  • Adding a Game Interface
  • Building

Week 2:

Coding and Input

 
  • Coding Basics of C# and Unity Conventions
  • Moving Objects (PhysX and Transform)
  • Input Overview
  • Input Implementation

Week 3:

Prefabs and Optimisation

 
  • Prefabs
  • Run-time Instantiation of a Prefab
  • Basic Optimisation – Object Pooling Basics

Week 4:

Gameplay

 
  • Collisions
  • Scoring and Interface Updating
  • End-Game Conditions
  • Difficult level Increasing
  • Broad Overview of Optimisation and Good Project Practices

Week 5:

Exam Week

 

A free open-book online test:

  • 40 Multiple Choice Questions – Pass Mark 50%
  • Duration: 1 hour

Course Information Q&A

Question 1: What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via Online Education with Charles Sturt University.

Question 2: Who will present the webinars?

The Webinars will be be presented by Jamie T. Bentley. Jamie started his career as a visual effects artist for commercials and film as Technical Director where he worked with clients like Ford, Holden, Myers, Mars, Cadbury and many more. A decade later, he left Melbourne and turned his career toward the booming mobile game industry and has worked on numerous titles including Mini Motor Racing (Apple’s 2011 Casual Game of the Year), Spongebob – Sponge on the Run, Fishy Bits and over twenty others. Jamie is always eager to share his industry knowledge and is passionate about video games on all platforms.

Question 3: Is there a final exam?

Yes – the exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Question 4: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.

Question 5: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.

Question 6: Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No – all materials will be supplied to you.

Question 7: Will the sessions be recorded, posted and accessible later if I was unable to attend a lecture?

Yes – the sessions were recorded and are available to be viewed.