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If you have a passion for playing computer games, take your interest a step further. This course gives you the chance to transform your interest and enthusiasm for computer games and entertainment into a career, and open up real job opportunities.
You’ll develop the design, technical and business skills you need to produce interactive games for a variety of platforms and devices. In addition to games for entertainment, you’ll learn to develop serious, interactive games for product promotion and demonstration as well as training purposes. Core topics include graphics, animation, 3D modelling, game-play, programming, audio and video, interactive design, psychology, multiplayer and collaborative working and networks. You will design worlds, levels, characters and plots, thus turning you from a mere ‘player’ into a ‘creator’.
Computer gaming is part of the dynamic interactive new media industry, covering rapidly expanding markets such as consoles, PCs, the web, mobile devices and digital TV. The modules available mean that you can acquire a balanced range of skills to enable you to contribute in a business environment. You will use industry standard software including Adobe Master Collection, Autodesk 3ds® Max® and unity game engine.The course is flexible in that you can tailor it to be more design or more programming focused.
You have the opportunity to work for a year on a paid placement that counts as part of your studies. When you graduate, you’ll be more employable and likely to receive a higher starting salary.
How important is web access for you?
Anyone can use a template to create a site, but if you’re keen to design innovative, interactive multimedia websites for business and personal use, then this course could be for you.
We’ll help you become an expert at designing textual information, 2D and 3D images, animation, audio and video content as well as exploring the scripting necessary to build effective business applications.
You’ll use a range of delivery technologies including personal computers and mobile devices as well as large-scale exhibition displays involving imaginative 3D worlds and augmented reality to convey information engaging a range of different users.
The purpose may be connected with entertainment, education or the marketing of products and always includes a consideration of the design in terms of the user experience.
You’ll develop computing knowledge, design and creative skills as well as commercial awareness of legal and ethical aspects.
You can tailor your course to be more technical or more creative in nature. You will cover a wide range of software in the Adobe Master Collection and 3ds® Max® for 3D work. Working in the well-equipped labs and media editing suites prepares you for the teamwork which is essential for the industry.
This programme is about creating computer software on time and to specification, for use in any area of industry or commerce.
During your studies, you will develop technical skills by using industry-standard design methodologies, development tools and programming languages, and life skills by presenting your designs, demonstrating your programs, and working as part of a team. No prior experience is assumed, although you must have an aptitude for logical problem-solving, and an eagerness to learn new methodologies, tools and languages.
The skills that you gain will equip you to work as a computer programmer anywhere in the public sector (local and national government agencies, departments etc), or in the private sector (manufacturing, distribution, billing etc). If you choose an optional one-year paid industrial placement it will provide valuable support for your final year of study, and an excellent foundation for your future career.
Today digital evidence is crucial in fighting crime and preventing terrorism, as well as in resolving commercial and civil disputes.
Forensic computing considers the way that computing technology can be utilised to locate, capture, preserve and document digital evidence, so that it may be used in court of law.
You will explore ways to use computers to carry out or support forensic investigations. This includes how to seize, recover and preserve data from computer storage devices and networks. You will also learn how to provide a proper legal chain of custody to maintain the integrity of the data, and how to present data in court as an expert witness.
During your studies, you’ll develop new technical skills by learning how to use a variety of specialised software and hardware to examine stored data and network traffic, and new life skills by learning how to describe and document this data.
No experience is assumed — all that is needed is an enquiring and occasionally suspicious, mind.
• Information Technology and Data Presentation
• Introduction to Criminology
• Introduction to Web Development
• Forensic Criminology
• Project Management and Professional Issues
• Psychology and Law
• Investigative Study
• Forensic Evidence
• Language Comparison
As the world moves further into a knowledge economy, the demand and need for higherlevel qualifications increases.
so if you’ve previously studied computing-related subjects, this course gives you the opportunity to achieve honours degree standard.
This flexible top-up degree is for students who have successfully completed a higher education level 2 qualification in a computing-related area:
You will build on the skills you’ve already developed and select appropriate modules from a wide range, relating your choices to specialist topics you have previously studied. You will be able to focus your programme in software engineering, information systems and database technology, multimedia, games design, network computing or business information systems.
supplying suitably skilled graduates for a demanding industry, this course not only adds to your knowledge, but also provides fresh challenge and insight. It’s intensive and fast-paced, as the students are already well-qualified.
If you want to boost your qualifications, gain new skills and increase your market worth, this programme is for you.
Modern business relies on technology and information systems. Our innovative course will give you the businessinformation technology knowledge that companies value.
We’ll show you how business strategy and IT can be blended to solve real problems. You’ll learn how IT is changing our work and lives, and discover the new business opportunities that it brings. We’ll show you how businesses can use IT to improve performance and ensure sustainability, and you’ll gain a strong understanding of subjects that no modern business can ignore, such as business decision support, e-business and IT strategy.
As the course progresses, you can make it as technical or non-technical as you wish. You can study aspects such as designing and building information systems, or you might prefer to specialise in less technical aspects such as the impact of IT on society and business.
Whichever path you choose, you will gain career-enhancing skills, not just in business information technology, but also in strategic thinking, team-building and project management.
Our library is well equipped with all the resources you will need, from books and journals for your dissertation, to Computers, scanners, printers, even some equipment that I’m not sure what it does! But with the knowledge you’ll gain from your time here, you may be able to make use of it. The library also offers a shop where you can buy under the table stationary for good prices. No more having to check the black market for a CD Cover. The Library is open for longer than most of the other sites on campus for all those last minute rushes on deadline day, and equipped with all the latest software as seen in the labs.
The Teaching Centre located at the Southern end of Park Campus is well equipped for all your lectures. The main lecture theatre on the bottom floor is well equipped for holding the majority of the school of computing, with the floors above suited for smaller classes, the facilities available mean its impossible for any student to miss out on the Learning (Or draw their lecturer with a humongous moustache, trust me, that’s experience talking)
The Learning Centre, better known by the School as the Labs, features some of the Latest software and technology to ensure full functionality. The 1st floor focuses on computer labs for large classes, mainly for ICT and Business technology lectures, but the Computing and game development happens upstairs. This computers run on i5 Processers, with 8 GB’s of RAM and graphics cards (we’re still not sure what calibre of card, we simply know they exist).
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