Computing with Games Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Computing with Games Development degree programme from the University of Greenwich helps students to understand the fundamentals of game development and the production of game media elements. Students also develop skills in related technologies, such as animation, virtual reality and audio-visual production techniques.

About

Over the last decade, the multimedia and entertainment sector, including computer games, has grown to be a multi-billion-dollar global industry employing thousands of computer programmers, designers and multimedia specialists.

Looking at the requirement of the games industry, it is clear that, although traditional programming expertise is still needed, the industry requires a new range of skills that traditional computer science graduates lack. This includes the understanding of user interfaces and user requirements, a knowledge of graphics, animation and virtual reality, and a proficiency in audio and video production techniques.

This Computing with Games Development degree programme from the University of Greenwich helps you to understand the fundamentals of game development and the production of game media elements. You will also develop skills in related technologies, such as animation, virtual reality and audio-visual production techniques. Additionally, you will develop personal and professional skills to help you communicate effectively.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of games
  • To give a coherent and integrated learning experience relevant to the needs of future computing professionals
  • To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of games development within a computing environment.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Programming 
  • Games and Interactive Systems 
  • Communication Systems 
  • System Development 
  • Scholarly and Academic Practice 
  • Computer Systems Architectures 
  • Computer Systems and Internet Technologies 
  • Games Design and Development 
  • Database Applications Technologies 
  • Systems Development Project 
  • Professionalism in the IT Industry 
  • 3D Animation 
  • Application & Web Development 
  • Visual Application Development 
  • Object Oriented C++ Programming 
  • C++ Game Programming 
  • Project (CIS) 
  • Games Incubator 
  • Computing Education and Communication 
  • Interaction Design
  • User Interface Design 
  • 3D Computer Graphics 
  • Web Application Development 
  • Programming Distributed Components 
  • Software Engineering Management 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

  • 112 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 
  • Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.
Non-UK educational background:
  • Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 
  • IELTS, score 6 with minimum 5.5 in each skill.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      11500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • UK/EU part-time: pro-rata full time fee.

    Living costs for London

    684 - 830 GBP/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Scholarships:

    Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

    Loans: 

    Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

    Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

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