This course will enable you to become a proficient game developer and open doors to may game developer job opportunities. On successful completion of this programme, you will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to gain graduate-level employment in games development and the software industry in general. Your studies are designed to provide entry into the core software engineering layer of the digital entertainment industry. From here, you will be able to progress into a wide range of career paths, both technical and managerial. Based on sound software engineering principles, the course will also equip you for a software engineering career in the wider computing industry.
At the beginning of the course you will gain practical experience of software development using object-oriented programming, as well as an understanding of how software systems are used in businesses, and methods to build effective user interfaces. You are then taught key methods of software engineering used in industry, while expanding your knowledge of areas such as databases and operating systems.
The later years of the course focus on the key skills required by industry, such as project management, secure software development, and techniques to facilitate software evolution. You will also gain experience of emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, and software engineering for safety critical systems. At this stage you will be able to design and develop large-scale software systems, and be able to choose appropriate methodologies to do so.
This programme is accredited by ScreenSkills, an industry-led skills body for the screen industries.
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