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De Montfort University

Games Production

UCAS Code: I453

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

Entry requirements


• 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels

• Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE with English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

• BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

104 UCAS points from at least 2 A'Levels Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent. Alternative qualifications include: • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE with English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course. • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points • Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance. Portfolio Required: No Interview Required: No English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Computer games design

Computer games programming

Overview

With almost 3000 Games Development companies and a current valuation of 4 billion pounds, the Games industry has eclipsed the film, music and video industries as the dominant entertainment industry in the UK. Games Production BSc equips you for those roles within this industry which, instead of more traditional Programming or Maths knowledge, require a vocational aptitude in Gaming technologies and tools.

You will gain industry-relevant experience in using several different Game Engines (Unity, Unreal, CryEngine and GODOT) and develop your skills in sound engineering and cross-platform development, such as development for the Nintendo Switch, Mobile, VR and Android platforms.

You will explore a diverse and interesting range of practical topics and will develop a comprehensive set of transferable skills that you will be able to apply to the areas of Games Development that interest you the most

Games Production BSc shares a common first-year and some later modules with Computer Games Programming BSc. This shared focus means you have the flexibility to decide which direction you wish to specialize in once you have gained some exposure to each area.

Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Computer Games Programming
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
Computer Ethics
Computer Law & Cyber Security
Computer Systems
Computer Networks .
Game Architecture and Design
Game Prototype Development

Year 2
3D Modelling
Mobile Games Development
Game Engine Scripting
Advanced 3D Modelling
AI for Simulation
Introduction to Unreal

Year 3
Unreal Visual Scripting
Games Platforms
Audio for Games
3D Set Design, Architecture & Lighting
Final Year Project

Assessment methods

Your first year modules are shared with Computer Games Programming BSc, so you can decide which course to follow at the end of the year. You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical Games Lab sessions. You will also be expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

All modules are assessed by course-work submission, in the form of a practical Final Project and some are assessed by phase test, such as the 3D Modelling module.

All second-year modules are assessed by course-work submission, in the form of a practical Final Project. There will also be a Group Project, which will be shared with Computer Games Programming, as part of the assessment.
All third-year modules are assessed by course-work submission, in the form of a practical Final Project. You will also be required to submit a Final Year Project.

Computer Science Laboratories
Computer Games Production and Computer Games Programming students have access to three dedicated Games Lab facilities, with Alienware computers with i7 processers, enabling you to develop Games to a highly professional standard. As part of these facilities, you will also have access to licenses for Unity, Maya, Unreal, Adobe and Visual Studio.

Our Computer Science laboratories provide computer workstations for students to use, with four interconnected computing laboratories with HP PCs running Windows/Linux.

All the machines are connected to a dedicated, high-performance file server for storage and backup of students' work. Many of the software packages are open source, which means students can download and run the software needed for their course work while at home. The laboratories also include study spaces where you can work individually or in groups.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Computer games design
77%
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Computer games programming

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer games design

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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Computer games programming

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer games design

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,360
med
Average annual salary
96%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Information technology technicians

This is a relatively new subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. Gaming is a growing industry, and if it continues to grow we should see the rather high unemployment rate coming down over the next few years. Much the most common jobs for graduates who do get work after six months are in programming roles - but as things stand, be aware that jobs in the field are very competitive and personal contacts - either through family, friends or via specialist employment agencies - are a crucial way into the industry so be prepared to talk as well as code!

Computer games programming

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,360
med
Average annual salary
96%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Information technology technicians

This is a relatively new subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. Gaming is a growing industry, and if it continues to grow we should see the rather high unemployment rate coming down over the next few years. Much the most common jobs for graduates who do get work after six months are in programming roles - but as things stand, be aware that jobs in the field are very competitive and personal contacts - either through family, friends or via specialist employment agencies - are a crucial way into the industry so be prepared to talk as well as code!

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer games design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Computer games programming

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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