Our BSc (Hons) Games Software Engineering course is intended for those keen to embark on a career in programming within the games and other related industries.
Our Games courses have been nominated by TIGA for Best Educational Institution. We are a member of The Independent Games Developers’ Association (TIGA), and our courses are currently being considered for accreditation by TIGA.
Educated by professional practitioners, expert academics and interesting guest lecturers, this degree will provide you with a clear understanding of how to apply programming techniques to modern games creation, whilst developing your knowledge of artificial intelligence, physics, game engines and graphics programming. We have regular contact with games developers across the UK and overseas, including Jagex, Lionhead, Marmalade, Goodgame Studios and Climax Studios, many of whom give lectures or placement opportunities for our students.
Taught in dedicated facilities and using cutting-edge technology, you’ll discover the curriculum has a strong focus on specialist units intended to give you a broad range of software engineering skills that can be put to good use in the context of games programming.
You’ll have the opportunity to take a 30-week work placement in the industry, which you can complete at home or overseas. The experience allows you to place the specialist knowledge and skills acquired on the course in a real world working context.
Find out more about this course with Senior Lecturer Dr Charlie Hargood in the BU Webinar Undergraduate Degrees in Games.
90% of our final year students who study computer games and animation courses agree our staff are good at explaining things, and students who graduated from our Games Programming degree in 2018 gave us an overall stasfation score of 87% in the NSS. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.