Do you have your sights set on developing the latest games and setting PCs and consoles pulsating? Do you have the programming skills to bring tomorrow’s virtual worlds to life? If so, then it’s time to progress to the next level! This bachelor’s degree programme is the perfect gateway to carving out a successful career as a software specialist. The gaming industry has advanced into pole position in the world’s infotainment grid line-up – ahead of even films and music. Besides games designed purely for fun, serious games used for educational purposes also contribute to this success. Immersive training software fosters “learning by playing”, for example enabling surgeons to practise complicated operations this way or in the form of photo-realistic flight simulations.
In addition, the technologies originally developed for computer games are now used in many other sectors, such as autonomous driving. They even increasingly crop up in advertising. Studying Computer Science – Game Engineering therefore poises you perfectly for entering any of these professional spheres. From the start, we support you with tutorials, small learning groups, special programmes for students and intensive mentoring for internships and bachelor theses. We offer a preliminary maths course especially for students in the first semester of technical bachelor’s degree programmes. (Link) In addition, you can expect practically relevant learning and teamwork, a friendly atmosphere and professors who know you by name.Apply link
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
On the foundation course (during semesters 1 and 2), you will be taught the technical basis and, above all, core principles of computer science. In addition, you will learn how to perform mathematical operations to achieve specific objectives. The foundation course is rounded off with intensive training in programming and specific modules on topics such as game design, modelling and animation.
The advanced course (semesters 3 to 7) prepare you for the key professional requirements in this field, with a choice of modules on aspects such as game programming, computer graphics and controlling virtual characters.
The practical semester (semester 5) gives you the chance to apply the theoretical knowledge you have acquired so far in a vocational role, primarily in the games industry or another segment that uses gaming technologies.
Your choice of project work and specialist compulsory elective modules in gaming enable you to concoct your particular specialist profile.
Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) .
The programme with extended practice combines a regular bachelor’s degree programme at the university with intensive practical placements at one of our partners relating to your academic subject matter. Students can select this “sandwich” option until semester 4.
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The demand for game programming software specialists lies primarily in the computer games industry. In contrast to game designers, developers are able to realise the technical aspects of games. However, the professional settings you might work in no way limited to the computer games industry. You can also enter entirely different market segments such as flight simulation or the automotive sector (autonomous driving, marketing, drive simulation, games-based user guidance). As the Computer Science – Game Engineering degree programme incorporates full basic training in computer science, you will naturally also find demand for your skills in conventional fields in this discipline.
The German Games Industry Association cites an annual revenue of approx. 3.4 billion euros, with annual growth continuing to hover at well over ten percent. The “Game Development Salary Report” ranks game developers amongst the highest-earning computer scientists. As your studies will incorporate aspects of game design and business administration, you have the potential to play a managerial role and oversee the development of computer games from the initial idea right through to marketing the product.
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Do you have a good feel for three-dimensionality and a creative streak? Are you good at thinking logically and abstractedly and take a clear and well-structured approach to working on tasks? You also have a genuine passion for video games and enjoy testing them yourself? If so, you’re on the right track to study programme Computer Science – Game Engineering!
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