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Computer Science with Games Programming BSc (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Games development is a large and thriving industry in the UK. We want to help you gain the skills to become a great programmer so you can get a rewarding job in this exciting sector. You could be a games developer, or you could choose to take your skills and work in any programming job. Your course will cover general computing and software engineering knowledge and techniques that apply across the computing industry. At the same time you’ll have the chance to explore the latest issues in computer games. We’ll look at the technical aspects of games development, and support you to develop a strong knowledge base. From computer games programming to games systems and development techniques, we’ll cover some vital topics. We’ll also cover: * Game engine architecture * Computational mathematics * Artificial intelligence * Computer graphics * Physics simulations You'll study programming languages including Java and you'll be supported in progressing to C++ (as it‘s the industry standard). You'll also explore game specific technologies, shaders, computer vision, virtual reality (VR). As the ability to work in a team is a vital skill in the games industry, we support you in developing your team working skills through group project work. After your second year you can choose to take a year-long placement in the industry. Thanks to our links with a range of leading employers in the UK and internationally, you could end up working for a big name in your chosen career. Or you could have the chance to take a placement at the University’s Canalside Studios, working as part of a team researching and developing games for a range of platforms. If you’d like to try your hand at setting up your own business, our Enterprise Placement Year (EPY) gives students from the UK or the EU the chance to start your own independent studio. You could set up your own company, located in our flagship 3M Buckley Innovation Centre. You can work on your own, or set up a company as part of a group. Business advisers and a games industry mentor will support you as you get things off the ground. Computer Science with Games Programming at Huddersfield brings together cutting-edge research, industry standard technology, facilities and passionate and supportive staff. But that’s not all, this course is built around flexibility! Designed to give you the chance through projects to tailor your study to your own strengths, goals and aspirations. By blending a core computer science course, with a specific focus on games programming techniques and not forgetting the opportunity to undertake a placement year with a games company, or in our in house commercial games studio, or start your own indie games company we support you in getting ready for graduate employment. ~Dr Duke Gledhill, Senior Lecturer. Accreditation: This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) (http://www.bcs.org/), the Chartered Institute for the IT industry. BCS accreditation is awarded to courses that provide a solid foundation in computing. It provides an indicator of quality to you and potential employers. Accreditation is independent recognition that this course meets the high standards set by the IT industry and meets industry needs. Courses are accredited for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status, BCS's own Chartered qualification.This course is accredited to also partially meet the requirements for CEng status. Accreditation also gives you a potential advantage when looking for a job as some employers may ask for graduates with accredited degrees. Please visit the BCS website for further details about accreditation. Additional costs: Optional field trips may be offered during the course to destinations in the UK, which you would need to pay for if you choose to attend. Previ

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 110

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    134 56%

    48th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    6

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