Abertay University

Computer Game Applications Development Abertay University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Computer programmers are the backbone of the games industry. Whether it's creating games and interactive experiences, scripting game mechanics or programming tools, you can be confident you will graduate with an excellent grounding in the computer games industry and beyond. Learn from staff with massive experience in the games industry. Work closely with local and global game studios on innovative development projects. Work and learn in a multi-disciplinary environment, alongside artists, designers and sound engineers. Develop the skills needed to become a highly sought-after games programmer, on a world leading course.

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Computer Architecture; Programming with C++; Mathematics for Application Development 1; Software Design; Data Structures & Algorithms 1; Mathematics for Application Development 2; Graphics Programming; Data Structures & Algorithms 2; Professional Project Planning & Prototyping; Network Systems for Games Development; Professional Project Execution and Honours Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Games Programming; Games Programming & System Architectures; Graphics Programming with Shaders; Gameplay Mechanics Development; Artificial Intelligence and Applied Technologies.

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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC
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)
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
IT (Networking and Systems Support)
IT (Software Development)
Art and Design (3D Design)
Art and Design (Graphic Design)
Art and Design (Interactive Media)
Scottish Higher AABB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE Maths at grade C/4

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Abertay University
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