Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Computer Games (Software Development) (B.Sc. Hons)
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Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5
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*£1,000 scholarship is given on the 1st year.
and £1,000 for each subsequent year of the degree. Up to £4,000 over 4 years.
If you think you would enjoy computer programming and games, study applied computer games at degree level. Learn how to create complex games and how these techniques can be applied to real-world problems as a games software developer.
GCU's Computer Games programmes aim to produce graduates with the right mix of practical skills and technical knowledge to enter the computer games industry.
GCU has excellent studio facilities including HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio, Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and a Rapid Prototyping machine. There is a User Experience lab where games can be tested and evaluated and a Virtual Reality lab containing a full-featured Driving Simulator and other VR equipment such as Oculus Rifts. In Years 1, 2 and 3 students in all programmes take part in an Integrated Project, an opportunity for students from the different disciplines to make games together. You'll also enjoy guest lectures by industry experts.
Computer Games Software Development concentrates on technical programming requirements, including the mathematics and implementation of physical mechanics. Your studies will include the creation of 2D and 3D graphics, the use of 3D animation in games, the creation of 'thinking' creatures, new product development and professional issues involved in the development of software and the core elements of Game Design. The Design and Software Development programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
Assessment methods used to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes include examinations, coursework, class tests, presentations, computer-based exercises and written reports. In each of their initial three years, our students take part in innovative group projects leading to an individual project in their final year, which improves their academic, practical and employability skills. Each project incorporates two strands of learning, the first is the essential technical skills needed to undertake a complete product design and this is developed further to allow our students to show their innovative and enterprising abilities. The second strand furnishes our students with the ‘soft’ skills related to team working, business operations, the project design process and ethical practices. This work helps students to develop a growing appreciation of the practicalities and realities of the application of software processes in the real world. Assessment is by presentation, delivery of design report and, most importantly, demonstration of product prototypes.
Mathematics for Computer Games, Introduction to Games Design, Introduction to Games Programming, Fundamentals of Computing, Fundamentals of 3D Graphics.
Games Programming 1, Game Design 1, 3D Maths for Simulation & Visualisation, Working with Games Engines, Human Computer Interaction.
Games Programming 2, Game Artificial Intelligence, Games Preproduction Workshop, Graphics Programming, Research Skills and Professional Issues, Integrated Project 3.
Mobile Game Development 1, Game Programming 3, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Game Development 2, Honours Project.
Graduates have gone on to work at Rockstar, Electronic Arts, Sony and Guerrilla Games.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.
The university aims to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.
GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.
Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)
We have academic schools offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club
Outstanding student experience
Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:
The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
£32million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
Representation from the GCU Student Association
A 90% satisfaction rating in the International Student Barometer 2016 (ISB)
All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices]
Ranked first in Scotland for work experience opportunities