BSc

Computer Graphics, Vision and Games

Key Facts

Code G450
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC

  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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The terms ‘Computer Graphics, Vision and Games’ cover 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, what many people do not know is the 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 learn specialised skills in the areas of vision and graphics, and interact with related areas of study such as intelligent agents and mobile computing.

Department of Computer Science: 91% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

93% of undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Views

Overview

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

  • Employability embedded in the structure of this degree
  • Degree accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market
  • Our research ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education)
  • Access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • Taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences
  • Taught by lecturers whose research speciality is computer vision
  • Department infrastructure which includes a light stage, virtual reality equipment and motion tracking systems
  • Access to robotic equipment including Ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots
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

Are there any work placement opportunities?

  • The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES) and GO Wales. You have the option to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES is very rewarding and a worthwhile experience. Upon completion of this programme, you will stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market.
  • GO Wales is a scheme that works closely with local businesses to create paid work placements of a certain duration for students. It an experience that will equip you with valuable skills to enhance your CV. Our University Career Service will assist you further with YES AND GO Wales. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

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

In your first year you will be introduced to;

  • Programming
  • Computer Infrastructure
  • Web development
  • Problems + solutions

In your second and third year, you will undertake;

  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Various programming languages
  • Database design
  • Image processing
  • Machine learning
  • 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 you be taught?

You will be taught by enthusiastic staff through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to practicals and individual and group-based project work.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, projects, workshops and examinations.

Your personal tutor

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.

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

Computer Graphics Vision And Games ( G450 ) is a course which provides knowledge about things Computer Science students WANT to possess. It is well known that if you want something, you will do everything to get it - and that is how studying G450 looks like- you learn because you want to , not because someone tells you to do that. It is the most effective way of learning. Filip Lisowski

Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC

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

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

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