The course focuses on designing, implementing, testing and maintenance of high quality computer games. The student will focus on acquiring and using the expertise required by a professional programmer to create solutions to large and complex problems. The expertise and skills you develop from engineering computer games as part of a team is highly regarded by employers.
Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BSc) • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Game Design and History (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Character Animation (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Mathematics (20 credits; compulsory) • Software Development (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (HND & BSc) • Advanced Software Development (20 credits; compulsory) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Data Security and Compliance (20 credits; compulsory) • Games Architecture and Mechanics (20 credits; compulsory) • Indie Game Development (20 credits; compulsory) • Software Engineering Principles and Testing (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (20 credits; compulsory) • Emerging Trends (20 credits; compulsory / optional (PT)) • GPU Programming (20 credits; compulsory) • Graphics and Games Programming (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Industrial Based Research (20 credits; optional (PT)).
Students are assessed through a combination of worksheets, practicals, presentations, projects and examinations. Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of coursework set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by written report and presentation.
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- British Computer Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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