B.Sc. Computing with Games Development

University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
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.

Scholarships

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6
CAE score : 180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Applicants should have:

260 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.

• Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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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.

Description

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • 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
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
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).

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