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5152F - Computer Game Engineering MSc

Computer Game Engineering MSc

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Start in: September 2021

Gain the skills to become a software engineer in game engine technologies, real-time graphics programming and simulation technologies with our Computer Game Engineering MSc.

Overview

In collaboration with a number of high profile industry leaders and computer game innovators, we have created an advanced master's in game development. This master's produces graduates with the potential to become future leaders in the global computer games industry.

The game engineering course is for honours graduates in computing science or a discipline with significant computing and/or mathematical content, such as:

  • computing
  • information systems
  • mathematics
  • engineering
  • systems engineering
  • physics

We'll equip you with the skills and knowledge required to develop computer game software. We'll also provide an international perspective on advancements in computer game development.

You'll benefit from:

  • an industrial advisory board made up from high profile UK games companies
  • industry-sponsored prizes each year in categories such as Best Team, Best Project and Best Student
  • a technical focus on game engineering

We'll encourage you to play a full part in the life of the School. You'll participate in seminars delivered by distinguished external speakers. The experienced and helpful staff at Newcastle will be happy to offer support with all aspects of your course from admissions to graduation and developing your career beyond.

 

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What you'll learn

There are three phases in the course. Phase one (60 credits) will introduce core knowledge and skills through modules in:

  • programming
  • graphics
  • game technologies

You'll also undertake a substantial amount of supervised and unsupervised practical work.

During phase two (30 credits), we emphasise the practice of computer game development through modules in:

  • research methods for gaming innovations
  • entrepreneurial skills for the game industry
  • the development and assessment of an actual computer game (team exercise)

Phase three (90 credits) is the individual system development or research project.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your future

Newcastle has a first class record of research related to the development of computer game technologies. 97% of our graduates are in employment following graduation. Our graduates have gone on to work as programmers for a wide range of companies including:

  • Ubisoft Reflections
  • Fluid Pixel
  • Nosebleed Interactive

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Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Computing is based in the £58million Urban Sciences Building, a flagship development located on the £350m Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle. It brings together:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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School of Computing
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Email: Computing.Admissions@ncl.ac.uk

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