Computing with Games Development, BSc Hons

Computing with Games Development, BSc Hons

Over the last decade, the multimedia and entertainment sector, including computer games, has grown to be a multi-billion-dollar global industry employing thousands of computer programmers, designers and multimedia specialists.

Looking at the requirement of the games industry, it is clear that, although traditional programming expertise is still needed, the industry requires a new range of skills that traditional computer science graduates lack. This includes the understanding of user interfaces and user requirements, a knowledge of graphics, animation and virtual reality, and a proficiency in audio and video production techniques.

This degree programme helps you to understand the fundamentals of game development and the production of game media elements. You will also develop skills in related technologies, such as animation, virtual reality and audio-visual production techniques. Additionally, you will develop personal and professional skills to help you communicate effectively.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of games
  • To give a coherent and integrated learning experience relevant to the needs of future computing professionals
  • To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of games development within a computing environment.

UCAS code

G4G6 G BSc/CWGD

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

This programme equips students with skills for employment in the games industry, particularly careers that focus on computing input into the development of modern interactive computer games. Additionally, students have opportunities in many mainstream computing areas such as IT support and consultancy, and internet and e-commerce applications.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 2

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 2

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - CMS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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