BSc (Hons) Computer Games, University of Essex

via UK Transfer Degree Programme (IT)

Here's the BIG Picture

If you are an avid gamer and have always been intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes, this degree may be the right one for you. This is a study in ‘world-making’, of a different realm. You will be taught to craft stories, characters, and plot in order to build imaginary worlds that a player can journey through. Your work will be driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence, and you will master both game design and computer programming, giving you total control over the worlds you want to create.   

With this Course, You Will:

Develop skills to design and specify complex, non-trivial games through focusing on the following areas:

  • The mechanics of a game, including gameplay elements and the relationship with story
  • The concepts and techniques of computer game programming
  • Real and virtual worlds
  • Artificial intelligence behaviours for non-player characters
  • 2D and 3D graphic effects and game objects (e.g. weapon systems)

Why choose University of Essex?

The University of Essex is home to many of the world's top scientists and engineers in their field. They are Top 250 for Computer Science in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2021. This university puts student success at the heart of their mission, supporting you to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing you to thrive in your future lives. It was ranked one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022) and was named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for their determination to do things differently. At Essex, you will be provided with a global approach to the study of technology and innovation in a distinctive and vibrant academic community. 

How Do I Get In?

  • A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 and a Credit in Mathematics at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level or its equivalent; or
  • A pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
  • A Diploma (Level Four Malaysian Qualifications Register, MQF) in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent; or
  • Any other Diploma (Level Four MQF) in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may be admitted (subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
  • Candidates with CGPA below 2.5 but above 2.0 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
  • Candidate with a Credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

*Other qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Education Malaysia


Year 1

- Mathematics and Statsistics for IT
- Information Technology  
- Programming Fundamentals
- Platform Technologies
- Database Management System  
- Statistical Data Analysis
- Web Development Technologies
- Networking  
- System Administration and Maintenance

Year 2

- Integrative Programming
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Assurance and Security
- System Integration and Architecture

Elective Modules

- Business Communication
- Object Oriented Analysis and Design
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Design Principles
- Digital Entrepreneurship
- Principles of Management 

Elective Routes (Choose 1)

Elective Route 1

- Data Science Principles
- Internet of Things (IoT)

Elective Route 2

- Big Data Technology
- Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

Elective Route 3

- Business Intelligence
- Managing The Mobile Cloud

MPU Modules

- Falsafah Isu Semasa/Philosophy and Current Issues
- Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban

Year 3

- As per University of Essex

Tuition Fees

Malaysian Student

International Student

Year 1: (RM20,000)
Year 2: (RM20,000)

Year 3:
As per the current fees of the partner universities

Year 1: (RM25,000)
Year 2: (RM25,000)

Year 3:
As per the current fees of the partner universities

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