School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London/ United Kingdom

B.Sc. Computing with Games Development

This degree programme helps students to understand the fundamentals of game development and the production of game media elements. Students also develop skills in related technologies, such as animation, virtual reality and audio-visual production techniques. Additionally, they develop personal and professional skills to help them communicate effectively.

Description

Over the last decade, the multimedia and entertainment sector, including computer games, has grown to be a multi-billion-dollar global industry employing thousands of computer programmers, designers and multimedia specialists.

Looking at the requirement of the games industry, it is clear that, although traditional programming expertise is still needed, the industry requires a new range of skills that traditional computer science graduates lack. This includes the understanding of user interfaces and user requirements, a knowledge of graphics, animation and virtual reality, and a proficiency in audio and video production techniques.

This degree programme helps you to understand the fundamentals of game development and the production of game media elements. You will also develop skills in related technologies, such as animation, virtual reality and audio-visual production techniques. Additionally, you will develop personal and professional skills to help you communicate effectively.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of games
  • To give a coherent and integrated learning experience relevant to the needs of future computing professionals
  • To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of games development within a computing environment.
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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 10350 Year (International)

EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350

Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36  months
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Computer Programming (30 credits)
  • Systems Building; (30 credits)
  • Games and Interactive Systems (30 credits)
  • Communication Systems (15 credits)
  • One option from: Computer Systems and Internet Technologies (15 credits); Computer Systems Architectures (15 credits)

Year 2

  • System Development Project (30 credits)
  • Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits)
  • Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)
  • Games Design and Development (30 credits)
  • One or two options from: 3D Animation (30 credits); Application and Web Development (15 credits); Visual Application Development (15 credits)

Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

Final Year

  • Project (60 credits)
  • Advanced Games Design and Development (30 credits)
  • One or two options from a list that currently includes: User Interface Design (15); Programming Frameworks (15); Web Application Development (15); Interaction Design (15); Programming Distributed Components (15); Enterprise Web Software Development (15); 3D Computer Graphics (15); Computing Education and Communication (30).

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status.

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