Course Details

The video games industry is a multi billion-dollar industry spanning every continent in the world. The BSc (Hons) Games and Interactive Media degree offered by the Department of Information Technology at HELP University is a three year course. It is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the issues involved in multimedia and video games technologies. On top of the curriculum, students are also able to participate in workshops in areas of console programming and architecture, sound engineering and also seminars given by industry experts.

In the practical sense, the student will learn different methodologies, skills, and utilization of diverse hardware and software in order to realize their creative ideas. In theoretical concepts, the student will understand the techniques and the theories behind electronic games and interactive media developments. Graduates can also expect to find employment not only in the video games industry but also media, film, advertising or education.

Year 1

9 Compulsory Subjects
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Introduction to Data Communications
  • Internet Concepts and Infrastructure
  • Programming in JAVA I
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Application of Mathematics in IT
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Introduction to Electronic Games

Year 2

5 Compulsory Subjects
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics and Game Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming in C++
  • Game Design
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • IT and Entrepreneurship
Elective Subjects (choose 3)
  • Programming in JAVA II
  • User Experience Design
  • 3D Modelling
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Game Level Design
  • Multiplayer Games Development
  • Introduction to Mobile Apps

Year 3

5 Compulsory Subjects
  • Final Year Project I
  • Final Year Project II
  • Game Programming
  • Business Development Project
  • Industrial Internship
Elective Subjects (choose 3)
  • Software Architecture and Game Engine Design
  • Game AI and Programming
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Game Development Kits and Tools
  • Game Maths and Physics
  • Mobile Game Development
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Advanced 3D Modelling and Animation

Any one of the following:

  • HELP Foundation in Arts/ Foundation in Science
  • Recognized Matriculation or Foundation with CGPA 2.0
  • 2 STPM Grade C
  • 2 A-Level passes
  • 5 Bs in Senior Middle 3 (UEC) (including Mathematics)
  • 5 CPU passes with a minimum average of 50%
  • 5 SAM/TEE examination passes with a university aggregate of 50%


  • A credit in Mathematics / Additional Mathematics** at SPM level or equivalent


  • A Diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and a credit in Mathematics / Additional Mathematics** at SPM level or its equivalent.

Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a credit in Mathematics / Additional Mathematics** at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process

  • Any other Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, AND a credit in Mathematics / Additional Mathematics** at SPM level or equivalent
  • Equivalent qualification

Note: ** A credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent is required for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Games and Interactive Media.

Intake Date:

January, April*, May, August, October*

* This intake is only applicable for those entering the program without being granted any exemption.