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Kingston University

Computer Games Programming (with Sandwich Year)

UCAS Code: G611

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

Entry requirements


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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

UCAS points from at least 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Computer games programming

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– In our inKUbator, you can learn directly from the industry. Speakers have been from Sony, Splash Damage, Aardvark Swift, Interactive Selection, CryTek and Unity.
– Kingston University is an educational partner of Sony through PlayStation First. You’ll have the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation 4.
– Our games programming course received more than 92 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018)."

**About this course**
On this course, you’ll gain specialist skills for a career in the games industry. You’ll use the C++ and C# programming languages, use game engines, such as Unity and Unreal and develop games for PC, mobile, tablet and the Sony PlayStation 4. You‘ll learn how to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) for realtime strategy, racer and first person games as well as for more serious and educational games.

You’ll also study the computer science which underpins programming. This includes requirements analysis and design, mathematics, physics, computer architecture, operating systems, parallel processing and network communications. As part of the course, you’ll create a portfolio, a
showcase of your work you can show potential employers.

Modules

Examples of modules:
Year 1:
CI4500 Games Science
CI4515 Game Programming
CI4105 Programming I - Thinking Like A Programmer
CI4305 Requirements Analysis and Design
Year 2
CI5515 Professional Game Development Environments
CI5525 3D Graphics Programming and Artificial Intelligence
CI5250 Computing Systems
Option
Year 3
CI6100 Individual Project
CI6535 Game And Media Creation Processes
CI6515 Multiplayer and Console Game Programming
Option

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Computer Science

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
D

After graduation


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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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 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.

£21k

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£24k

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£27k

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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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