Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Game Applications Development

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Course summary

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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)

Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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

Application codes

Course code:
G450
Institution code:
A30
Campus name:
Abertay Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

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

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/computer-game-applications-development/

Minimum Qualification Requirements

We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/computer-game-applications-development/


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.

List of English Language Requirements

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/informationforinternationalstudents/english-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The International/EU fees will be £15,500 for the following courses:- BA (Hons) Computer Arts BA (Hons) Game Design and Production BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking

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DD1 1HG


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Computer Game Applications Development at Abertay University - UCAS