SAE Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Games Programming

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Course summary

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With over 2,100 games companies in the UK alone, there is a real demand in the industry for talented, technically able graduates who can turn their creative visions into game realities. Put your creative and technical talents to work and be a game-changer in the industry! You’ll learn 2 programming languages (C++ and C#) and then go on to develop your technical expertise in programming, problem solving skills within the context of applying game design theory and mechanics, as well as learning two of the most used Game Engines: Unity and Unreal. In addition, this course also covers how to develop multiplayer games and mobile app games, graphics programming with OpenGL, shader programming and how to create VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) games. High quality games bring together both the technical and creative aspects of games programming and you’ll have plenty of hands-on experience. Through the deconstruction of existing games and Artificial Intelligence principles, you’ll become better placed to understand the markets of the future and how best to impact them.

Course details

Modules

Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years. Year 1: Trimester 1 - Introduction to Games Programming; Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice. Trimester 2 - Foundations of Game Design and Game Production; Applied Mathematics and Environment Programming. Trimester 3 - Network Programming and Tool Development, Elective module (see website for details). Year 2: Trimester 4 - Graphics and Shader Programming for Games; Marketing, Business Planning and Law. Trimester 5 - Research Practice and Society; Elective module (see website for details). Trimester 6 - Major project.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G620
Institution code:
S05
Campus name:
SAE Liverpool
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

Applicants must meet the general entry requirements outlined below. You will also need to provide evidence that you are proficient in the English language. More details can be found at http://www.sae.edu/gbr

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For the London, Oxford and Liverpool campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK/EU students and £13,000 per year for international students. Fees at our Glasgow campus are £7,500 per year for UK/EU students and £11,500 per year for international students.
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