This course provides you with an opportunity to study in the field of Computer Science through the context of Games Development & Cyber Security.
Games development is an exciting area of Computer Science and cyber security is often in the news. There is a recognised need for specialists to be trained to enter this industry.
You will use industry standard tools to establish firm foundations for further study or employment.
There are four units studied over two years:
Industry standard software and languages are are used including C# and Visual Studio Professional.
You will develop various skills including:
42% of the work is assessed through internal assessment of both written and practical skills.
In addition to this there are two written examinations.
There will be an Outward Bound activity day (costing approximately £40) to develop important skills, including teamwork.
There is an optional trip to EGX, the UK's biggest games event, which provides opportunities to play new games, hear from leading developers and get careers advice from the games industry.
Visits are also arranged to university Computer Science departments, the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park and the Science Museum in London.
This course offers progression to a wide range of degree courses, apprenticeships and careers. Careers include games developer, cyber security network technician, programmer, web developer, systems analyst, digital media, information systems, network support, business, accountancy, teaching, advertising, TV and film production.
All students will have an opportunity to enhance their team-working skills, security skills, and games development knowledge through trips and visiting speakers.