Software Engineering and Game Development - Foundation Degree (Lancaster University)
Course Code: IH1HE03
UCAS Code: G610
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This highly vocational course was developed in response to an identified skills gap within the games industry, which has struggled to appoint adequately qualified programmers. Through close consultation with the industry, our programme team has crafted a curriculum that delivers the required specialist knowledge to make graduates significantly more employable. Our Foundation Degree will equip you for entry level programming positions in the games industry and provide enough transferable skills for entry to other programming roles, such as application development for software development companies. Students who progress to our BSc (Hons) top-up programme will be well placed to access higher level roles or even create their own start-up businesses.
A minimum of 64 UCAS points ( previously 160) in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
96 UCAS points from any level 3 Computing/IT, Computer Science or Technology Qualification. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
Learning methods combine lectures, practical laboratories and formative assignments with seminars, guest lectures, virtual learning, tutorials and industrial visits. Independent learning is encouraged and the main programming language will be C++ as required by industry with relevant APIs (such as DirectX) utilised for graphics, input and audio.
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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