PROD225-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Special Topic: Game Development in Unreal and C++

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course provides an introduction into the world of game development in Unreal Engine 4, with a focus on C++ programming. You will learn about the fundamentals of programming in C++, including pointers, compilers, header files, declaration vs. definition, compiler macros and how these things all come together when creating games. The second half of this course will focus on bridging the gap between C++ and Unreal’s visual programming system Blueprints, and how you can augment the artist focused system with the programmer focused language through the creation of your own Unreal Engine game. All game developers looking to get into the industry are encouraged to learn C++ due to the essential role it plays in many game development projects. Examples of the use of C++ in industry will be demonstrated throughout the course.


COSC121 or COSC131
Subject to the approval of the Head of School.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab 2
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 36%
Assignment 2 50%
Labs 14% Labs (2% each, 7 Labs)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design .

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  • PROD225-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024