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Games Technology BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

UCAS CODE: G454

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Coventry has an established practical approach to the teaching of computing, including Games Technology, through activity-led learning.In response to feedback from industry that there is a shortage of games programmers, this highly-focused course looks at the underlying technologies that drive modern day games production. We also provide opportunities for you to gain a broader understanding of the games development lifecycle, by allowing you to supplement your knowledge in the complementary areas, including the graphical and artistic side of the games development process, such as games design, 3D modelling and animation. We seek to provide our graduates with the skillset to independently develop games prototypes, creating and populating 3D environments.You will be taught by staff who bring professional experience and cutting-edge research to their teaching. Some have worked within the industry for companies including Codemasters, others are conducting research recognised internationally, in areas such as computer vision, machine learning, game based learning for virtual games and serious games.We have strong links with employers, such as Sega, which helps ensure course content remains relevant and up-to-date. These links also enable us to offer industry visits, guest lectures and joint projects with local companies, such as Aardvark Swift, Codemasters and Exient. You also have the opportunity to participate in internationally recognised game development competitions, like the Games Marathon held in Brazil, which our best students can attend and win prizes. This event is judged by the games industry (including Microsoft) and is an opportunity for aspiring developers to get first hand industry input.Key Course Benefits* Fully meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and provides partial fulfilment for Chartered Scientist.* Regular guest lecturers from current practitioners. In the last three years, speakers have included Aardvark Swift, Exient and Radiant Worlds.* Participate in annual New Wizards Showcase, first launched in 2008 to introduce students to potential employers, often generating offers of interviews, placements and employment.* Join over 10 million other gamers, online and in-game, with our popular student gaming society, Steam, which offers over 3,500 games, exclusive deals, automatic game updates and other great perks.* Well-equipped Games Technology Laboratory with high end gaming PCs running industry-standard software, including the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, games engines such as Unity 3D and Unreal, Visual Studio integrated development environment, 3DS Max and Photoshop. The latest gaming peripherals including Virtual Reality headsets (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Gear VR) and motion capture technology (Leap Motion, Perception Neuron) as well as graphics tablets and virtual reality (VR) game development, with access to VR headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.

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112 UCAS points

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 110

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    131 55%

    53rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    52nd

    9

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