The UK computer games market, alone, is worth over £4bn, and it is constantly growing and evolving. This world-leading course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to develop computer games software, and enter a cutting-edge industry. Use the latest technologies for game development such as virtual reality equipment, games console development kits and industry standard software and tools. Develop your skills in game programming, real-time interactive graphics, sound and mathematics. Collaborate with other disciplines to produce exciting, new ideas. Gain the confidence and ability to work in one of the most demanding industries in the world, and do so knowing you have a distinct advantage over other computer science graduates.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
3 September 2018
Core modules (subject to change over time) - Computer Architecture; Programming with C++; Applied Mathematics 1; Software Design; Data Structures & Algorithms 1; Applied Mathematics 2; Graphics Programming; Data Structures & Algorithms 2; Professional Project Planning & Prototyping; Network Systems for Games Development; Professional Project Execution; Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence and Honours Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Games Programming; Games Programming & System Architectures; Graphics Programming with Shaders; Applied Technologies and Applied Mathematics 3.
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.
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|Campus name||Abertay Campus|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|A level||BBC||To include Maths|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||
Creative Media Production
Creative Media Production (Games Development)
Creative Media Production (Interactive Media)
IT (Networking and Systems Support)
IT (Software Development)
Must include AS Level at grade B or better in Maths
|Scottish Higher||AABB||To include Maths|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||To include Maths at S5 or H4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||To include Maths|
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE Maths at grade B/5
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|