Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Computer Games Programming

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Course summary

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Summary: This integrated master’s course combines cutting-edge research with current industry practice to prepare you for a career as a games AI specialist or to undertake advanced research in the area. Course details: The final year includes the study and application of advanced techniques following two topics illustrative of the most current industrial trends in the area of games development. Advanced AI Applications for Interactive Entertainment will cover application of AI planning to interactive entertainment applications, such as interactive storytelling; aspects of symbolic AI relevant to games, including modelling for constraint programming and other logical formalisms and advanced techniques in natural language processing. Intelligent Multimodal Interaction will cover advanced topics in human-computer interaction relating to adaptive, intelligent and multimodal interface design and implementation, and their current and potential future use as part of games technology. Each module applies a research informed teaching approach to present advanced AI techniques applied to current computer games. This course is particularly suitable if you want to study AI to a more advanced level to develop particular expertise within game development. We have established excellent long-term relationships with businesses giving you the opportunity to apply for summer, year-long and graduate placements with key organisations such as: Microsoft, Rare, Team 17, ZeroLight, R8 Games, Hammerhead VR, Dojo Arcade, Schlumberger, Sumo Digital and Coastsink. Placements are not compulsory but if taken, are assessed and contribute to your final degree award. After the course: You are ideally suited for employment in the games development industry and similar creative industries. There are a variety of programming roles within these industries such as gameplay programmer, tools programmer, middleware developer and mobile application programmer. The course gives you a strong foundation in computer programming also allowing for a career in mainstream software development.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

It is essential for you to gain experience in being a programmer. Your modules use a combination of lecture sessions to study the theory, computer lab sessions to put theory into practice with tutor guidance, and controlled studio environments to practice your professional and teamwork skills. The course focuses on the application of the knowledge and skills you acquire. Most of your modules require you to design and develop software to demonstrate your new abilities. Your assignments are set by your tutor and you work on them throughout the academic year whilst receiving valuable feedback to guide your work.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Computer Games Programming at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS