Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
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This degree provides a firm foundation in the fascinating field of game engineering.
You study a broad curriculum in your first two years, developing knowledge in different aspects of computing science, and gaining skills in problem solving, program design and implementation.
In your third year, you move onto specialist topics in game engineering, developing skills and knowledge for your future career.
Your modules focus on the design, development and implementation of software that drives computer games, and include:
- gaming simulations
- computer game development
About Game Engineering
Our degrees in Game Engineering focus on the design, development and implementation of software that drives computer games (rather than the artistic element of games development).
They enable you to design, develop and implement computer graphics software and applications on a variety of architectures including games consoles, graphic workstations and advanced 3D reality environments.
They also allow you to exploit such software and hardware in entertainment, engineering, design and scientific visualisation.
The North East of England is a hub for games development, making it an exciting place to kick-start your career in the industry.
Following a curriculum review, we are seeking British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation for our degrees so you can be assured that you will graduate with a degree that meets the standard set by the IT industry.
BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT. Studying a BCS-accredited degree provides the foundation for a chartered IT professional, engineer or scientist.
Teaching methods include:
- lectures – including guest lectures by visiting IT professionals
- tutorials – from our expert staff
- supervised practical work – which accounts for a significant amount of your time
- project work – to help you develop real-world business skills such as teamworking and project management
Project work includes a team project in Stage 2 to develop a substantial software product, and a major individual project in Stage 3.
Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.
You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.
If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.
Preparing you for career success
In the present job market, computing science graduates are better placed than many others to obtain employment in a challenging and fulfilling career, and the employability of Newcastle graduates is particularly high.
An increasing number of employers require digital skills, meaning our graduates are highly sought after. They move into bespoke software development roles in software houses and computer manufacturers and also into corporate organisations that use computers on a larger scale, such as banking, insurance and manufacturing companies and public sector institutions.
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- Burkina Faso
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- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
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- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
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- Marshall Islands
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- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
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