Whether it's creating games and interactive experiences, scripting game mechanics or programming tools, this degree will arm you with the skills for an exciting career in a multi-billion pound, high-growth industry. Abertay’s BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development is within its renowned School of Design and Informatics and accredited by Creative Skillset Playstation.First and TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry. Develop skills in games programming, artificial intelligence for games, network programming and interface design to ensure confidence in the use of industry standard games engines and technologies. You will have the opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team working with game artists and designers on project briefs set by media and computer games companies. Having launched the world's first computer games degree in 1997, Abertay has been instrumental in building the city of Dundee as a global hub for computing and gaming. Abertay is ranked: • Top university in the UK and throughout Europe for Videogames Education (Princeton Review 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) • UK University of the Year 2021 - Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020)
Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - CMP104 Programming with C++; CMP101 Computer Hardware Architecture & Operating Systems; MAT102 Mathematics for Application Development 1; CMP102 Software Design; CMP105 Games Programming. You will also be required to select one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.
You will spend around 12-15 hours per week in lectures, tutorials and laboratories. Lectures are used to present key concepts, theories and techniques. Tutorials and laboratory-based activities increase your understanding of the subject, and allow you to develop your competence and confidence in technological and theoretical work. During the course, you will be required to actively participate in group work, discussions, seminars, and private study. There is a mixed assessment strategy used on the course. Most modules are assessed through coursework, which may include project work and student-led presentations. Some modules use a mixture of coursework and formal examination.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Standard Qualification Requirements
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE Maths at grade B/5 or equivalent - National 5 Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.
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English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|