BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development (Including Foundation Year)

If you do not have the right subjects or grades to enrol directly onto our BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development degree, this course offers an alternative route into degree study with an additional foundation year.

This extra introductory year will give you the grounding you need to begin degree-level study. The foundation year focuses on the study of computing and mathematics in order to provide a good numerical background that will support you throughout the remainder of the degree. You will be able to progress to your chosen Bachelor’s course if you pass the foundation year successfully. This Computer Games Development degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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: GG4P

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

Dates

  • Full Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

Accreditations

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