University of Ulster 

B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development
University of Ulster – G453

4 year full-time course

Course Overview

This four-year course will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills in computer games development. On completion of this course, 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 wireless and mobile technologies. This course will help you on the way to a career in the emerging and innovative games sector as well as introducing opportunities for further study.


Course content

Students undertake six introductory modules in Year 1 covering subjects such as programming, mathematics, computer hardware, computer games, and internet and multimedia technologies.

In Year 2, the modules extend students’ knowledge of computer games design and development,
mathematics, algorithms and data structures, and programming.

Year 4 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.


Work placement/Internship

Year 3 is normally a period of industrial placement. Students can choose to work in the UK, Ireland or Europe. Students can also study in the USA. These options lead to either the Diploma in Professional Practice (placement year), or the Diploma in International Academic Studies if the year is spent in study abroad.


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. There are also many opportunities for work in systems programming. Alternatively, graduates may proceed to postgraduate study in computing or related areas within the Faculty of Computing and Engineering

The course has been designed to enable students who graduate with a good honours degree to apply for postgraduate study towards a PhD, MSc, MRes or other higher qualification.

Entry requirements

Irish Leaving Cert: Offer in range 280-300 UCAS tariff points at Higher Level to include higher grades B1B2B2C2C3 and one science-based subject (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Technology and Design, ICT, IT or Engineering). English and Mathematics IO at minimum Grade C3.


Contact details

Faculty of Computing and Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305

Course Director
Mrs Mairin Nicell
Tel: 028 7167 5148