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Computing (Games Development) (BSc)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Computing (Games Development) (BSc)

Computer games developers use their expertise to design and implement games or high performance real-time simulation involving a high standard of programming and mathematical skills.

As such, many of the traditional core software engineering topics are addressed in the programme but are given a different emphasis with significantly more focus on interactive computer graphics.

The course focuses on designing, implementing, testing and maintenance of high quality computer games. The student will focus on acquiring and using the expertise required by a professional programmer to create solutions to large and complex problems. The expertise and skills you develop from engineering computer games as part of a team is highly regarded by employers.

Admission requirements

BSc Computing (Games Development)

104 UCAS tariff points (previously 260) to include:

  • Two C grades at A-Level/AVCE; or
  • BTEC National Diploma grades Merit, Pass, Pass; or
  • BTEC National Certificate grades Merit, Merit; or
  • NVQ Level 3 - Pass

Subjects at Advanced Level should include ICT, Computing, Maths, Physics or similar.

GCSE Maths Level 4 (previously C) or above is required.

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Program content

Year 0 modules - BSc 4 year entry

  • Academic Skills
  • Analysing and Solving Problems
  • Integrating Project
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introcution to Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Mathematics and Science

Year 1 modules - BSc

  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Game Design and History
  • Introduction to Character Animation
  • Learning in the Digital Era
  • Mathematics
  • Software Development

Year 2 modules - BSc

  • Advanced Software Development
  • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation
  • Data Security and Compliance
  • Games Architecture and Compliance
  • Indie Game Development
  • Software Engineering Principles and Testing

Year 3 modules - BSc

  • Independent Project
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Emerging Trends
  • GPU Programming
  • Graphics and Games Programming

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career opportunities

Our graduates have excellent employment prospects in the computing, teaching, lecturing and ICT industry, as well as in other areas of the economy. Recent statistics show that the vast majority are following their chosen career paths within six months of graduating.

Graduates would seek positions as Junior Programmer, Lead Programmer, Engine/Tools Programmer, Graphics/Special Effects/Rendering Programmer, Audio Programmer/Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Programmer, Networking/Multiplayer, Networking Programmer, Mobile Games Programmer, Physics Programmer, Software Engineer, Software Developer, etc.

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About this institute

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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