Computer Games Programming
Core taught modules cover game engine programming, computer graphics theory and algorithms, game platform architecture, low level techniques and optimisation, game artificial intelligence, game industry software development practice, and advanced topics in game development and real-time rendering; throughout the course students create games for a variety of computer and console platforms, mobile devices, and networked systems, both individually and in teams, building up a portfolio of work to show to potential employers; students learn research methods and write a research proposal, and then undertake a dissertation in an area of game programming which interests them.
2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline; applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but have significant appropriate experience, are considered on an individual basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based).
Core modules: Computer graphics; personal development and research methods; game engine programming; low-level game programming; advanced game programming concepts; game industry software development practice; game artificial intelligence; dissertation; optional modules include: object oriented software systems engineering; mobile applications and systems; mobile computer communications systems; internet applications; enterprise applications; network systems and technologies; interaction design; database design and development; ludology; interface and platform development 1; games theory and behavioural analysis; synergy of computer games and film; mobile web and multimedia.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 4,080 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,080 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees)||18 months|
|MSc||Sandwich||£ 5,080 per Whole course (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Sandwich||£ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Staffordshire University (Stafford Campus)||Stafford||ST18 0AD||West Midlands|