Software Engineering (Games Development) - Foundation Degree
Course Code: IH1HE12
UCAS Code: G610
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.
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.
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 Contact||Work-Based and Placement Learning||Independent Learning||Total Learning Hours|
|BFC402||Academic and Digital Literacies (Science)||48||152||200|
|SOE401||Introduction to Programming||48||152||200|
|SOE411||Maths and Physics for Gameplay||48||152||200|
|SOE402||Networking Concepts and Programming||48||152||200|
|SOE403||Database Concepts and Programming||48||152||200|
|SOE412||2D Games Programming||48||152||200|
|BFC501||Work Based/Placement Learning||32||96||72||200|
|SOE501||Software Engineering and Technical Design Documentation||48||152||200|
|SOE511||3D Games Programming||96||304||400|
|SOE512||Game Engines and Modification||48||152||200|
|SOE513||3D Rigging and Animation||48||152||200|
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
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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