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Ulster University

Computer Games Development

UCAS Code: G453 M
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

51%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
73% MED
% employed or in further study
85% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A minimum of BBB one of which must be in a science based subject (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing (not IT/ICT), Software Systems Development, Technology and Design or Engineering).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A minimum of BBBCC to include a minimum of grade B in a science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

51%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£4,030

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This four-year course will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills in computer games development where you will be exposed to the entire life cycle of computer game production from initial idea through to final release stage. You will develop expertise in a variety of programming languages and mobile technologies necessary for the gaming industry. You will learn graphics programming for games, conceptual design, game mechanics and production. This course will help you on your way to a career in the interactive and innovative games sector as well as introducing opportunities for further study. Lectures are used to present theory and concepts, and are supported through a combination of tutorial discussion and practical, laboratory exercises.

Modules

Year 1: Core module include: 6 modules covering subjects such as programming; electronics; computer hardware; computer games and mathematics. Year 2: Core module include: the modules extend students knowledge of computer games; embedded systems and programming. Year 3: Core module include: industrial placement; these options lead to either the Diploma in Industrial Studies (placement year) or the Diploma in Area Studies if the year is spent in study abroad. Year 4: Core module include: enables students to explore in more depth game development; embedded systems and artificial intelligence; students also undertake a major project to further advance and integrate technical and academic skills.

Ulster University

Ulster University

Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
24% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
306 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

45%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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