Join one the South East’s Asia’s most Recognized and Leading Universities in Game Development


UOW Malaysia KDU has always been recognized as one of the premier Game Development Institutes in Malaysia and is the forerunner for producing the best graduates in this field. As one of the earliest private educational institutions in Malaysia, we at UOW Malaysia KDU not only pride ourselves with delivering quality education, we are also championing the nation’s digital content initiative in Game Development. As we continue to grow and evolve, UOW Malaysia KDU has now taken the role as one of the primary movers in the space of Game Development for both education and industry collaborations. The UOW Malaysia KDU Bachelor of Game Development Program is one of the biggest talent suppliers to the industry at the moment.

What is Game Development?

Game development is the art whereby an individual or a team creates new games. The development process includes concept generation, design, building, and testing. It requires skills and knowledge pertaining to storytelling, player engagement, and principles of gameplay. 

Game development also involves programming language and the best practices of user interface. There are now plenty of tools available such as an open source for graphics and sound effects that make the process much easier.  

What will I study in Game Development?

The Electronic games industry is are one of the fastest growing industries in the world economy with net earnings surpassing that of the entertainment industry. The global market for electronic games grew to US$148.8 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach US$189.6 billion by 2022. The Malaysian electronic games market reached a four-year growth of 167.7%, reaching US$589 million in 2018. With over 86+ game studios in Malaysia, of which 6 of them are renowned international studios, Malaysia is poised to be one of the biggest game development hubs in the region. In light of this incredible growth and with the pressing need for game developers with very specialised skills, UOW Malaysia KDU aims to cultivate high quality talents familiar with production processes and aware of what is needed to produce successful games in these three main areas:

GAME ART handles the visual components of games. Game Artists have to learn how to create 3D and 2D art assets for various types of games ranging from simple pixel-based graphics to hyper-realistic graphics for total player immersion.

GAME DESIGN handles the gameplay, mechanics, level and world design as well as storytelling/narrative of electronic games. Game Designers have to learn how games function to construct experiences, including play mechanics, game balancing, social game interaction and the integration of visual, audio, tactile and textual elements into the total game experience.

GAME TECHNOLOGY focuses on the technical aspects of Games such as physics engines, graphics engine, artificial intelligence and networking. Game Programmers have to learn the optimisation of mainstream algorithms such as path finding and sorting, and real-time 3D rendering for a ground-up games engine or modification of an existing engine.

Students will explore new technologies like 3D graphics, animation, game mechanics, user interface designing for games, gaming software development, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and interactive design. 

What do game developers do?

While specific duties may vary, common tasks include:

  • Planning games – Plan the storyline, characters, activities, scoring and progression. Schedules and timelines also need to be set.
  • Design games – Game developers use numerous tools to make 2D and 3D models of characters, and scenery. Graphics such as maps and character animation are also created. 
  • Write code – The code that implements the game and allows players to interact with the game is an important parts of game development
  • Testing and debugging – This entails checking broken features, inspecting code errors and fixing reliability issues. 

Program information


“An all-inclusive syllabus that produces computing wizards & games maestros”



Our syllabus is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners to ensure our graduates are not only employable but desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry. It evolves to stay relevant to current industry needs and practices.


Creative Media:

The Game Development degree program at UOW Malaysia KDU is endorsed by a major UK-based game development studio and stalwarts in the local industry. The program’s streamlined syllabus and industry insights produces sought-after graduates, drawing many a studio to headhunt and handpick talents before they even graduate. With three specialised streams to choose from, our program is one of the most comprehensive Game Development programs out there.

UOW Malaysia KDU also collaborates with Codemasters Studios in the adoption of industry benchmarking and standards for curriculum and assessment methods in program delivery. Codemasters is one of Britain’s oldest video game development companies and is considered Europe’s largest independent games company with nearly 700 employees in the UK alone.


Strategic Partnerships:

We work with selected corporate industry and relevant organisations to obtain practical training materials and tools for knowledge transfer as well as the opportunity for events and networking. Students get a taste of real world experience in consultation with top technological companies such as IEEE Computer Society, and RapidMiner Master Reseller, Ouandatics (M) Sdn Bhd keeping updated with latest trends through projects and industry involvement.


Certification Ready:
Students are exposed to and prepared for external certification exams and professional certification processes through our partnerships.


MyGameDev Talent Development Initiative:
In 2012, the Ministry of Higher Education awarded UOW Malaysia KDU with a PEMANDU Entry Point Project initiative under the Economic Transformation Plan and the National Key Results Area (Education) to spearhead the Game Development industry in Malaysia, focusing on awareness and talent building activities. This Game Development Cluster represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and the Game Development industry to create a High-Income, Sustainable Creative Economy in the area of Game Development.

The primary measure of success in a digital game region is a critical mass of talent. Without critical mass, it is difficult to find support, retain talent, and attract international visibility and credibility. In an effort to maintain a constant flow of talents into the Game Development Industry, MyGameDev’s role is to ensure that not only are the relevant institutions generating graduates which are industry ready but to also prepare a ready pool of raw post-secondary student talents to feed into this pipeline.

3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Specialisation Subjects (4 Subjects)
  • Oral Communication
  • Fundamentals of Game Design
  • Fundamentals of Game Technology
  • Fundamentals of Game Development
  • Fundamentals of Game Art
  • Professional Development and Leadership Skills



  • Specialisation Subjects (6 Subjects)
  • Elective Subjects (2 Subjects)
  • Game Project Studio 1
  • Game Project Studio 2
  • Human Computer Interaction for Games
  • Game Business & Marketing



  • Specialisation Subjects (2 Subjects)
  • Research Methodology
  • Final Year Project
  • Internship

Game Art

  • Digital Drawing
  • Digital Imaging
  • Animation Principles
  • Introduction to 3D Modeling
  • 3D Game Modelling and Texturing 1
  • 3D Game Modelling and Texturing 2
  • 3D Game Animation 1
  • 3D Game Animation 2
  • 2D Game Art Development
  • Advance 3D Game Art
  • Concept Art for Games
  • 3D Game Art Development


Game Design

  • Game Genre Studies 1
  • Game Systems Analysis and Design
  • Game Level Design
  • Game Social and Culture Studies
  • Game World Creation
  • Games Narrative
  • Multiplayer Game Design
  • Game Genre Studies 2
  • Game QA and Testing
  • Game Support Documentation and Review


Game Technology

  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Logic, Math & Physics for Games
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Game Programming
  • Graphics Programming
  • Mobile Game Development
  • Object Oriented System Analysis and Design
  • 3D Game Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence for Games
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Game Engine Architecture and Design


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates


15 January 8 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

GCE A Level / STPM or equivalent:
2 Principal Passes or CGPA 2.00


Diploma :
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.00


Foundation Studies:
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.00


In addition to the above mentioned requirement, students must have obtained a Pass in Mathematics at SPM level; the student who will be pursuing the Game Technology specialization track must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent.

Candidates without a Pass or Credit in Mathematics at SPM level may be admitted if their entry qualification contain subject(s) of Mathematics and their achievement is equivalent or higher than the required Pass or Credit of Mathematics at the SPM level.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Band 3 in MUET


International Student:
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42(IBT) or 410(PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 47 and above for Pearson English Test


If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.