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CSC8599 : Project and Dissertation in Computer Game Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Graham Morgan
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 40.0


To enable students to utilise the knowledge acquired in all the previous modules of the computer game engineering programme to carry out challenging project work in the area of computer game engineering.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students are expected to choose a project from a list offered by potential supervisors, who could be from the School or from Industry. Suitable projects involve students learning about some aspect of producing an engineered solution to a challenging computer game related problem and applying what they've learned to solve such a problem.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1001:00100:00Preparing and finalising deliverables for submission
Guided Independent StudyProject work6951:00695:00Undertaking project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery80:304:00PiP Supervisor meetings
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00PiP Introduction to module with Q&A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Regular one-to-one meetings with project supervisor and industrial partners will provide the setting for achieving the learning outcomes. In addition, the learning outcomes have already been covered in earlier modules and therefore this module is viewed as “putting to work” skills learnt earlier in the programme.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report3M10Progress report (20 pages) (10 hours)
Prof skill assessmnt3M5Presentation (10 slide) (5 hours)
Dissertation3M35Dissertation (20 pages) (35 hours)
Design/Creative proj3M50Software (50 hours)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Interim report identifies the progress made in mastering the project subject matter, the presentation identifies the ability of the student to convey their work, the dissertation identifies the ability of the student to describe their work in a reproducible way for others in a technical style and the software itself will demonstrate the student’s ability in programming an engineered solution on the advanced nature of the project.

Reading Lists