Computer Games Development
The BSc Computer Games Development at UWS will equip you with industry-relevant skills to build a career as a games developer.
SQA Highers: BBBC
GCE A-Levels: CCC
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: BBBC2
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (including 4, 4 at HL)
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computer Technology; Computing; Computing: Software Development, or relevant discipline
SQA Advanced Highers: AB including Maths, plus 2 HGs in other subjects at Grades AB; relevant computing qualification or experience required
GCE A-Levels: BBB in one sitting including Maths
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 38 points (including 6, 6, 6 at HL including Maths and Computer Science)
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computer Games Development (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the Graded Unit) SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Computing; Computing: Software Development; Computer Games Development
Computer games now form a significant part
of the entertainment industry and a large amount of gaming
now takes place on smartphones, tablets, internet sites and social networking
creative games design with practical development skills, this programme equips
you with industry-relevant skills to build a career as a games developer.
developers for the mobile and web games markets must be technically proficient,
creative and entrepreneurial. Your skills will be developed in game programming
and game engine scripting for multiple platforms and supported by dedicated games
studios and interaction with animation artists. This is a practitioner’s degree
that encourages you to publish games and demonstrate your work to employers at
our end of year Digital Futures event.
study the games industry and games development alongside modelling and animation
for games. Core skills in programming
for games complement use of game engines to develop games.
deepen your understanding of game programming and development using game
engines such as Unity 3D and Unreal as well as producing games for the
web. You will also learn about game
design and creating and using game assets.
By the end of this year you should be producing games for your
emphasis is on more advanced techniques in game programming and developing your
skills for the games industry. You will undertake a year-long team design and
development project, creating a working 3D game for release. You will also explore development of mobile games.
undertake a placement on a full-time basis over a minimum 36 weeks duration,
leading to a sandwich award. This can be taken between years 2 and 3 or years 3
undertake an individual project, creating a major portfolio piece to showcase
your skills. You will extend your knowledge of level design, the use of games
in learning and of advanced web games.
studios only employ the most talented and business-aware graduates, which is
why we emphasise the need to work on real-world tasks and to create a strong
e-portfolio and show-reel. Our multi-skilled graduates work in various
industries including games, animation and social networking.
undertake a 36-week placement between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4.
degree is accredited by the British Computer Society*, fully meeting the
educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional registration. Honours
students must complete a year of postgraduate study if they wish to complete
Chartered IT Professional registration. Part-time students must gain their
award within six years if they wish accreditation.
*Subject to re-accreditation approval