Our newly developed BSc (Hons) Games Software Engineering course is intended for those keen to embark on a career in programming within the video games industry.
Educated by professional practitioners, expert academics and interesting guest lecturers, this degree will provide you with a clear understanding of how to apply programming techniques to modern games creation, whilst developing your knowledge of artificial intelligence, physics, game engines and graphics programming.
Taught in dedicated facilities and using cutting-edge technology, you’ll discover the curriculum has a strong focus on specialist units intended to give you a broad range of software engineering skills that can be put to good use in the context of games programming.
You’ll have the opportunity to take a 30-week work placement in the industry, which you can complete at home or overseas. The experience allows you to place the specialist knowledge and skills acquired on the course in a real world working context. The experience will allow you to create a network of professional contacts, and build your CV, both of which are essential for entering the job market. BU graduates from courses in this subject area enjoy median earnings of £33,500 after five years – 24% more than the average.
Find out more about this course with Senior Lecturer Dr Charlie Hargood in the BU Webinar Undergraduate Degrees in Games.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
For 2018 entry: 104 to 120 tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A-levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.