BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development

This degree can turn your love of gaming into your dream career. Rather than simply playing games, you’ll learn how to create them.

The computer games industry is a rapidly expanding area that offers many opportunities. This course places an emphasis on programming for computer games, but it also prepares you for a career in software development and is your first step towards a rewarding career in the creative industries.

You will learn by doing, making use of high-performance computers and working individually and in teams to produce games to tight deadlines. You’ll work on real problems that will prepare you for employment, and that will help you to keep pace with this rapidly changing field.

This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords. Find out more.

What you will study

Key areas of study include:

  • Game development fundamentals and practice
  • C++ programming
  • Information management
  • Computer systems concepts
  • Information insurance and security
  • Maths and statistics for computer science
  • Social issues and professional practice in computing
  • Game engine architecture
  • Computer graphics
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Operating systems
  • Game engine optimisation
  • Concurrent and parallel programming
  • Artificial intelligence for computer games
  • Real-time rendering techniques
  • Computing individual project
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Facilities

There are dedicated computing facilities which include a state-of-the-art Computer Games Lab, featuring games consoles, surround sound, 40-inch LCD TVs and cutting-edge gaming PCs, allowing you to develop computer games in a realistic testing environment. A wireless network exists throughout our campuses, so you can use your own laptop or mobile device too.

There is also a full range of high-specification computer labs and an ongoing investment programme to ensure that our facilities stay at the...

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Location

This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

UCAS CODE: GGK6 GG46

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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages

Dates

  • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

Accreditations

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