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Manchester Metropolitan University

Computer Games Technology

UCAS Code: GG46

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C at A2 in IT, Computing, Maths or Science.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (ICT/Computing/Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include IT at Higher Level grade 5.

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

D*D*-D*D

Pre-2016 BTECs: BTEC Diploma at Level 3 in IT or Computing accepted with minimum 4 units at Merit from the following: 6 Software Design and Development 11 Systems Analysis and Design 14 Event Driven Programming 15 Object Oriented Programming 16 Procedural Programming 18 Database Design 19 Computer Systems Architecture 20 Client Side Customisation of Web Pages 26 Mathematics for IT Practitioners 27 Web Server Scripting 28 Website Production Post-2016 BTECs: BTEC National Diploma at Level 3 in IT or Computing accepted with Merit in the following: Computing (first teaching from 2016): 1 Principles of Computer Science 2 Fundamentals of Computer Systems IT (first teaching from 2017): 1 Information Technology Systems 4 Programming BTEC Business (IT) and BTEC Creative Media Production not accepted.

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

DMM

Pre-2016 BTECs: BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 in IT or Computing accepted with minimum 4 units at Merit from the following: 6 Software Design and Development 11 Systems Analysis and Design 14 Event Driven Programming 15 Object Oriented Programming 16 Procedural Programming 18 Database Design 19 Computer Systems Architecture 20 Client Side Customisation of Web Pages 26 Mathematics for IT Practitioners 27 Web Server Scripting 28 Website Production Post-2016 BTECs: BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 in IT or Computing accepted with Merit in the following: Computing (first teaching from 2016): 1 Principles of Computer Science 2 Fundamentals of Computer Systems IT (first teaching from 2017): 1 Information Technology Systems 4 Programming BTEC Business (IT) and BTEC Creative Media Production not accepted.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Computer science

Software engineering

This degree provides you with specialist games programming and design skills as well as traditional computer science skills. You will study games software at a variety of levels, from low-level programming of game engine components, to high-level development tools such as Unity or Unreal Engine.This course aims to prepare you for a career as a games programmer, and you will design and program computer games from the outset. Typical areas of study include game logic and architecture, 3D programming language (such as Open GL) to produce game objects and environments.Features and benefits of the course:- Provides you with traditional computer science skills, acquired through the innovative vehicle of game programming and design.- Accreditation renewal of the degree programme is in progress ahead of 2017 intake (and subsequent years), subject to re-approval by the British Computing Society, the chartered professional body for IT. A BCS accredited degree allows graduates on completion to gain Chartered IT Professional status and become a graduate member of the BCS.- You will develop your project management and digital media production/web/games development skills which will prove invaluable for a variety of employment contexts.- The four year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement boosting your employment prospects on graduation.- You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, gaming events and the student computing society.- Many of our computing and digital technology degrees share a common first year allowing you to transfer between courses after Year 1, as you develop your areas of interest.- We recently invested 300k in hardware upgrades across the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Our excellent facilities include ten new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with high performance systems and specialist software tools which work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. - Teaching and research laboratories have advanced graphics workstations, clusters of graphical processing units and NEC SX61 and SX8 vector supercomputers. Our usability lab captures and analyses human behaviour as we interact with digital content.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology

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.

78%
med
Computer science
68%
med
Software engineering

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 science

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

85%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Software engineering

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
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
63%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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 science

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Information technology technicians
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

Software engineering

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
4%
Quality and regulatory professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles or related. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference last year — computing graduates with the best grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months and employers can even rate a good grade as important as work experience. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, where average starting salaries for good graduates were getting towards £38k last year. Be aware that at the moment, recruitment agencies are much the most common way for graduates from this degree to get their first job, so it may be worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation if you take this degree to get a foot in the door.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Computer science

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

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£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.

Software engineering

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

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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