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BSc HonsComputer Games Development

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

The skills and knowledge you will acquire on this course will make
you highly employable in the interactive media industry, including
designing computer games and graphics. Completion of this course will
also open up opportunities to gain employment in a technical role
within the games development industry or in a related field. However,
the skills you’ll have are transferable to many other areas of the
information technology (IT) industry.

During the course you will:

  • Have access to our well-equipped laboratories with the latest
    optical and mechanical motion-capture facilities
  • Experience teaching underpinned by our Research Institute in
    Computer Graphics and Visualisation
  • Have the opportunity to develop games from conception to final
    implementation
  • Experience a focus on team working to produce software artefacts -
    the same process used in industry
  • Use commercially relevant software tools such as 3D Max, Visual
    Studio etc
  • Be well supported with tools like motion capture rigs, facial
    scanner and 3D sculpting
  • Experience our well-established industry links with a number of
    high-profile developers, with guest lectures/opportunities to visit
    Kuju, Gusto Games and Ninja Theory

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Flash Actionscript programming
  • Multimedia and mobile multimedia development
  • Object-oriented programming with C++
  • 2D and 3D computer games programming
  • Character modelling and animation
  • 2D and 3D computer graphics
  • Social and professional project management
  • Game development using Unity and C# scripting

BSCGD-S

Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Staff from the Centre for Personal and Career Development will be
involved with the delivery of this aspect of the curriculum in all
three levels. You will be encouraged to follow the SOAR model at a
number of points during the curriculum. This approach requires that
you become aware of:

  • Your own interests, motivations and strengths
  • The kinds of opportunities for employment and self development
    that are available
  • Your personal objectives
  • How to articulate, evidence and present your achievements and
    skills

During the level one Fundamentals of Studying Computing unit, you
will be encouraged to explore the potential career opportunities
available within your field of study and to establish the skills
requirements typically expected by employers.

During level two you will be expected to identify specific roles and
vacancies of interest and to complete a mock application, which may
include a CV, covering letter and mock interview. This activity
requires you to establish the fit between your skills and experience
and those needed to meet the needs of the employer. You will then be
encouraged to develop an action plan to help you achieve your
objectives. This could, for example, include the need to get relevant
work experience or may identify the type of project topic that would
be most useful in achieving your career objectives.

There will be other opportunities to practice the skill of
interpreting what an employer is looking for and then presenting
evidence to support your own application.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

Graduates of the program may look to employment within the
interactive media industries including computer games development or
to other careers within the computing industry where software
development skills and experience of group working are sought after.

These include

  • Computer Games Gameplay Programmer
  • Computer Games Tools programmer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • General software developer
  • 3d modeller
  • Software Quality Assurance

Further study:

Graduates can look to further study at MSc or PhD level, both of
which are offered within the department.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States