Software Engineering (Games Development) - Foundation Degree

Course Code: IH1HE12
UCAS Code: G610

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
10/09/2018University Centre2 YearsApply
09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Gain the skills needed to compete for the best roles in game development with our cutting edge Foundation Degree Software Engineering (Game Development). With the focus on industry-relevant tools, languages and techniques you will develop an impressive portfolio to showcase your abilities for key development roles. This degree has been co-created with employers to provide the expertise needed to progress into high-level roles, whether you're new to the computing industry or not. You will also benefit from experienced tutors, first-rate resources and coveted accreditation by the British Computer Society.

Entry Requirements

You will need at least 96 UCAS points in an appropriate subject. If you have relevant work/voluntary experience, this could count instead of formal qualifications.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Software Engineering (Game Development)

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The table below indicates the number of hours assigned to each module in terms of timetabled sessions, independent study and work-based or placement learning.

  Classroom ContactWork-Based and Placement LearningIndependent LearningTotal Learning Hours
BFC402Academic and Digital Literacies (Science)48 152200
SOE401Introduction to Programming48 152200
SOE411Maths and Physics for Gameplay48 152200
SOE402Networking Concepts and Programming48 152200
SOE403Database Concepts and Programming48 152200
SOE4122D Games Programming48 152200
BFC501Work Based/Placement Learning329672200
SOE501Software Engineering and Technical Design Documentation48 152200
SOE5113D Games Programming96 304400
SOE512Game Engines and Modification48 152200
SOE5133D Rigging and Animation48 152200

Teaching and learning comprises lectures, class discussions and case study analysis along with team projects to build your collaborative working skills. These are underpinned by supported workshops and a wealth of multimedia resources so you can work at your own pace.

Our approachable, friendly staff provide lots of support and feedback and there is an emphasis on employability and reflective practice to enhance your personal and professional development.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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