University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Computing (Games Development) with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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. Foundation Year entry allows students to gain confidence before studying at a higher level. Please see the UWTSD website for full details and contact details for our friendly staff team.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year (Cert HE STEM) • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Analysing and Solving Problems (20 credits; compulsory) • Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Programming (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Mathematics and Science (20 credits; compulsory). 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)).

Assessment method

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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
DGV2
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
59%
Student satisfaction
30%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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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
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing (Games Development) with Foundation Year at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS