BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (HONS) IN GAMES PROGRAMMING

Dual Award programme
(MQA/PA 8185)

Overview
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Games Programming degree is to equip graduates with the latest techniques and resources to develop mobile social media and console games. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the programme graduates are awarded two degree certificates. The courses in this degree offer students the ability to study and explore game design and programming, 3D graphics, game engine programming and other specialist topics games design, AI for Games, Game Engine, Game studies and tools such as Visual Studio, OpenGL, PhysX, FMOD, UNITY  and open source libraries.

Why study Games Programming?
During this degree covers specific algorithms and technologies used in game development and builds on the students core language skills. Students cover more advanced development techniques as well as learning how to develop using industry standard game engines.

Students will have experience in 3D graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, Physics & Collision, Console Hardware, Profiling, and Managing medium to large scale software projects. Students focus on developing their skills in all aspects of C++ programming before focusing on specialized areas, and developing across multiple platforms.

This degree provides pathways to:
Postgraduate Study
  • This programme prepares you in deeper knowledge in foundation of Computer Science to pursue a Master’s degree in the areas of Intelligent Systems, Image Processing and Computer Vision by research mode.
Career opportunities
As a graduate of a computing discipline you may work as a
  • Games Level designer/ Game programmer / Gameplay tester/ Concept Artist/ AI Programmer/ Mobile Game Programmer
Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardUniversity of Lincoln Award
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Games ProgrammingBSc (Hons) Games Computing
*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions
Programme Structure
DURATION
3 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
YEAR 1
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Relational Database
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
YEAR 2
  • Simulation for Game Dynamics
  • Game Asset Construction
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Computer Games Design (Web) Or Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Network Programming with UNIX
  • Professional Software Engineering Practice
  • Elective 1**
  • 3D Graphics Programming (GP) / Intelligent Systems (AI)
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Elective 2**
  • Public Speaking
  • Multimedia and Game Animation
YEAR 3
  • Individual Project 1
  • Game Engine Architecture (GP) / Artificial Intelligence for Games (AI)
  • Physics Simulation
  • Elective 3**
  • Individual Project 2
  • Social and Current issues in Computing
  • Advanced Games Studies (GP) / Autonomous Mobile Robotics(AI)
  • Tools for Making Games
  • Industrial Training
Programme Specialisation
  • GP – Courses in Games Programming
  • AI –   Courses in Artificial Intelligence
MPU Subjects
Local Students
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development 
International Students
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
Field Electives
  • Mobile Application Development
  • C# Programming for Games
  • Computer Security
  • Data Science
  • Business Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Mobile Computing
  • Critical Perspectives on Project Management
  • Cross-Platform Development 
** Students will choose 3 courses from the Field electives. Two with 3 credits and one with 4 credits.
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 16 Jan
  • 5 Jun
  • 21 Aug
  • 16 Oct
ESTIMATED FEES

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
  • RM60,050
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  • RM65,982
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this leading dual award award programme. We challenge you to find a  better value dual award degree in Penang. Speak to our consultants for more information.
  • Access a UK degree from a highly regarded UK University. The University of Lincoln (UK) has been rated the UK’s number one modern university by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
  • Receive two degree certificates and two transcripts from both institutions.
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Internship opportunities supported by our job placement office. A recent survey indicates that 96% of our graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
*STPM2 Principal Passes with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
GCE ‘A’ Level2 Principal Passes & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent 
UEC5 Credits (Min Grade B) including Math
*Foundation/MatriculationPass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
*DiplomaA Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Systems or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; or
 
Any other  Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Science and Technology with CGPA ≥ 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
*Remarks
The above candidates without a Credit in Add Math may be admitted if the above qualification contains subjects in Add Math that are equivalent to SPM level
 
Candidates with a Credit in Computing related subjects at SPM or STPM level or equivalent may be given preferential consideration.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
Local  & International StudentsYear 1
 Minimum StandardDual Award
Required Standard
 Pass English at SPM level; orCredit in English (Min C) at SPM level; or
 MUET Band 2; orMUET Band 4; or
 IELTS Band 5; orIELTS Band 6
(with no component below 5.5); or
 TOEFL (Computer based 180); or (Internet based 57)TOEFL
(Computer based 220); or (Internet based 79)
 If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered

if they decide to pursue the dual award programme:
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 73
 
Year 2
  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)