University of Ulster 

B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development
University of Ulster

5 year part-time course

Course Overview

This course aims to respond to industrial needs in the emerging and innovative games sector by providing part-time study opportunities for those who wish to further their knowledge and skills in computer games development. On graduation, you will be able to contribute to the development of computer games on a PC, console and mobile platforms. You will also have developed expertise in programming languages, and will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations.

This course is offered in a part-time mode to accommodate day release from employment. Part-time classes are scheduled during the daytime.

Part-time study begins at Level 5 (equivalent to year 2 full-time) and is therefore aimed at students who have completed studies at HND or HNC or an equivalent level to ensure that the duration of their part-time degree is not extended.

Course content

The course aims to prepare students for a career in professional computer games development. It seeks to produce students with a high level of proficiency and sound understanding of the techniques for computer games technologies and development. Modules covered include programming and mathematical principles and practice, and games development.
Level 5 modules extend students’ knowledge of computer games, algorithms, data structures and programming.

Level 6 modules enable students to explore areas of computer game development in more depth, and include a major project to further advance and integrate technical and academic skills.


Career prospects; Further studies

On completing this course successfully, you will be able to choose from a number of career options: for example, you might choose to work as a games developer in a multi-disciplinary team within the industry. Alternatively, graduates may proceed to postgraduate study in computing or related areas within the Faculty.


Entry requirements

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).

b) You must normally have:

I. A Higher National Diploma in Computing/Computer Games;

II. A Higher National Certificate in Computing/Computer Games with typically an all-merit profile;

III. Any equivalent qualification.


Contact details

Faculty of Computing and Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305

Course Director
Mrs Mairin Nicell
Tel: 028 7167 5148