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 Unity, Jagex, King, Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly, Climax Studios and others, 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 4-week or 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.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with an optional 4-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
All subjects considered