BSc

Computer Graphics, Vision and Games (with integrated year in industry)

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Key Facts

Code G451
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC

  • Course Length

    4 Years

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Computer Graphics, Vision and Games, at Aberystwyth University, covers a wide range of topics within the computing industry and the modern world.

While computer games are the most well-known aspect of this area, there is underlying complexity of a relatively simple application.

In completion of this degree, you will gain a firm foundation in Computing Skills such as Programming, Software Design, Data Storage, Analysis and Classification. You will also be equipped with specialised skills in the areas of Vision and Graphics, and interact with related areas of study such as Intelligent Agents and Mobile Computing - plus the opportunity to jump start your career with your Integrated Year in Industrial and Professional Training.

[NSS/DLHE Awards]

Department of Computer Science: 92% overall satisfaction for the course Computer Science (NSS 2017)

98% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 8% more than Computer Science graduates nationally. (HESA 2018*)

Overview

Why study Computer Graphics, Vision and Games at Aberystwyth University?

  • Enhance your knowledge of all general Computer Science principles
  • Experience the start of your career with our integrated year in industry
  • Industry standards degree, giving you a head start when you enter the competitive job market
  • Access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • Access to mobile and aerial robots, vision and motion tracking systems, micro-controller systems and laser scanners

Opportunity to study:

  • Programming, database, software design, software engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, graphics, networking and business
Our Staff

Almost all of the Department of Computer Science Lecturers and Teaching Fellows are qualified to PhD level, and those who are not have considerable research or industrial experience. All new Lecturers and Teaching Fellows are required to obtain the PGCTHE, and hence are Senior Fellows or Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. The department also employs a number of part time demonstrators and tutors and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Research fellows and research assistants (mostly PhD qualified) may also be involved in delivering occasional teaching when it is appropriate.

Modules

Employability

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers;

  • Software design
  • Communications and networking
  • Computer applications
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Computer Sales and marketing
  • Education

What skills do I acquire from this degree?

Employability skills are the core values of our degree.

As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a first year residential weekend where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems.

This activity will encourage and improve;

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time Management
  • Working Independently and as part of a team
  • Organisation skills
  • Implementation skills
  • Research skills
  • Technical skills

Industrial Year students have the opportunity to join a second year residential weekend concentrating on skills to help you find a great placement. This includes:

  • CV skills
  • Interview practice
  • Networking with employers
  • Online presence 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you will be introduced to:

  • Programming
  • Operating systems
  • Databases
  • Software development

In your second year, you will undertake:

  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Various programming languages
  • Database design
  • Image processing
  • Machine learning

In your third year, you will be taking part in your work placement:

  • This with the assistance of the department.  By the end of this placement you will have the knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution in the workplace
  • You will also return to University with a greater sense of motivation

In your fourth year, you will study:

  • Computer vision
  • Advanced computer graphics
  • User interfaces
  • Development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software
  • Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you

How will I be taught?

  • Our enthusiastic staff will teach you through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and individual/ group based project work.
  • You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, projects, workshops and examinations.
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Student Views

I find the course really interesting. The content is relevant and I've found the abilities I've gained have made finding a suitable industrial year placement a lot easier. I feel that I'm learning skills useful and applicable to my future in the industry! Gideon Jones

The industrial year gave me experience which I would have otherwise not been able to acquire. Having studied in a foreign language school, I came with no programming experience at all. In the past 4 years, I can safely say that I have not just become a programmer, but also a software engineer. The facilities provided by the university offer an excellent opportunity to practise the material taught in the lectures. Georgi Tanev Atanasov

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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