This course develops the high-level skills required to create new computer games for the leisure and education industries. It gives students the chance to learn a variety of software engineering techniques for games, ranging from low-level programming languages for fast games to high-level and computer network environments for distributed games.
This course is designed to meet the increasing demand for postgraduates with the high-level skills needed to help create new computerised games for the leisure and education industries.
Games development companies are finding it difficult to recruit staff with software engineering skills. Games development is a highly competitive market and to compete companies need highly qualified people to maintain their cutting-edge status within the global games industry. This also enables them to exploit new discoveries in software and computer architecture technologies. As a result, career prospects for Computer Games Systems graduates are excellent.
MSc Computer Games Systems is taught by highly experienced staff members, many of whom are involved with cutting-edge research that ensures their teaching remains at the forefront of computing technology.
Coupled with the strength of our teaching and facilities is the direct relevance of the MSc Computer Games Systems course content. You will have the chance to learn a range of software engineering techniques for games, ranging from low-level programming languages for fast games to high-level and computer network environments for distributed games. This will enable you to build and develop your specialist knowledge in the area(s) of gaming that excite your interest.
The taught part of the course will give you the high quality academic knowledge in games prototyping, artificial intelligence and 3D algorithms that is now in demand within the global games industry.
-3D Algorithms -Advanced Software Engineering -Artificial Intelligence for Games -Games Prototyping -Major Project -Research Methods -Software Engineering for Games Design
“I am currently undertaking a postgraduate placement with Plumtree Group Ltd in Nottingham, developing web applications for hospitals and the NHS. Supported by the placement team at NTU, I successfully applied and interviewed for this role as a year-long sandwich placement between my MSc study.
“I am actively involved in the company’s major projects and my colleagues including the Manager Director have been very supportive. I am putting my programming skills to good use and I’m learning from the experienced programmers and project managers in the office. Another benefit is the frequent social events the company organises for their staff and clients.
“I would strongly recommend a placement to postgraduate students as it exposes you to the working world you will be entering on graduation. This placement has enhanced both my skills and my CV and I hope to pursue this line of work in the future. It is a unique opportunity to learn from others and develop your professional life whilst taking postgraduate study.”
2017 School of Science and Technology UK/EU bursaries
The DEADLINE TO APPLY is:-Friday 25 November 2016Whether you are a UK, EU or International student we have a variety of scholarships and bursaries available to you.Click on the link under Further Information to find out more details.
Value of Scholarship(s)
UK/EU applicants to any MSc or MRes course in the School of Science and Technology (excluding MSc Biomedical Science by Flexible Learning).