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Course Details:

The video games industry is a multibillion-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%

AND

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

OR

  • 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.

January, April*, May, August, October*

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

Together with our industry partners HELP University is pleased to offer scholarships for HELP information technology (IT) programmes. These include the Diploma in IT; Bachelor of IT (Hons); BIT (Hons) Business information Management; BIT (Hons) Mobile Computing; and B Comp Sc (Hons) Games and Interactive Media.

These programmes have been developed in consultation with the IT industry to ensure that graduates are prepared for the requirements of practice. We offer a mix of academic and workplace learning environments. When they graduate, our students embark on exciting careers with our industry partners. The Scholarship Scheme is part of a joint effort to develop a strong core of Malaysian IT professionals with the talent, skill sets and ability to contribute meaningfully to the IT sector. Our students have opportunities to acquire industry knowledge even while studying in university.

The scholarship is summarized in the table below:

BenefitsDIPLOMA
  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver for Year 1 worth RM 7,700 (including THREE (3) MPU
    subjects)
  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver for Year 2 worth RM 10,600 (including ONE (1) MPU
    subjects), if CGPA>2.9 in Year 1 subjects.
DEGREE
  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver for Year 1 worth RM 12,150 (including THREE (3) MPU
    subjects)
  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver for Year 2 worth RM 9,550 (including TWO (2) MPU
    subjects), if CGPA>2.9 in Year 1 subjects
  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver for Year 3 worth RM 8,400, if CGPA>2.9 in Year 2
    subjects.
Entry
Requirements
DIPLOMA
Any one of –

  • 3 SPM credits with 2As, including a pass in Bahasa Malaysia & credit in
    Mathematics;
  • 3 ‘O’ Level credits with 2As, including a credit in Mathematics;
  • 3Bs in UEC Senior Middle 3, including a credit in Mathematics;
2016 IntakesJanuary 6, April 25, May 25, 24 August, October 10
Retention in the scholarship:
The student MUST maintain full-time enrolment & complete the programme.
For more information & to apply, please contact Mr. Steven Yong yonyl@help.edu.my

* Refer to the HELP Scholarship 2016 of page 12

An application form is attached for your perusal. If you have queries or would like additional information, please contact Mr. Steven Yong (yongyl@help.edu.my). We look forward to receiving scholarship applications from you.