BSc Computer Science (Computer Games Programming)

This programme is available in Edinburgh

Programme Director: Dr Stefano Padilla (Edinburgh)

Programme Code: F2C1-GCP

For further information about course choices consult:

Accreditation: BSc (Hons) Computer Science is accredited by British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.


Year 1

Year 1 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Robert Stewart (Edinburgh)

Year 1 Co-ordinator: Adrian Turcanu (Dubai)

Semester 1Semester 2
F27SA Software Development 1F27SB Software Development 2
F27ID Introduction to Interaction DesignF17SC Discrete Mathematics
F27PX PraxisF27CS Introduction to Computer Systems
F17LP Logic and ProofF27WD Web Design and Databases

Year 2

Dr Phil Bartie

Year 2 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Phil Bartie (Edinburgh)

Year 2 Year Co-ordinator: Ryad Soobany (Dubai)

Year 2 Structure 2019-20 (Transition Year)

Semester 1Semester 2
F28ED User-Centred Experimental DesignF28SD Software Design
F28WP Web ProgrammingF28DM Database Management
F28DA Data Structures & AlgorithmsF28HS Hardware-Software Interface
F28PL Programming LanguagesF17SC Discrete Mathematics

Year 2 Structure from 2020-21

Semester 1Semester 2
F28ED User-Centred Experimental DesignF28SD Software Design
F28WP Web ProgrammingF28DM Database Management
F28SG Software Development 3F28HS Hardware-Software Interface
F28PL Programming LanguagesF28DA Data Structures & Algorithms

Year 3

Year 3 Year Co-ordinator: Dr Frank Broz (Edinburgh)

Year 3 Year Co-ordinator: Talal Shaikh (Dubai)

SemesterSemester 2
F29SO Software EngineeringF29PD Professional Development
F29DC Data Communications & NetworkingF29OC Operating Systems & Concurrency
F29AI Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent AgentsF29LP Language Processors
F29FA Foundations 1F29FB Foundations 2

Year 4

Year 4 Year Co-ordinator:Prof. Fairouz Kamareddine (Edinburgh)

Year 4 Co-ordinator: Dr Hani Ragab Hassen (Dubai)

To graduate with the degree BSc Computer Science (Computer Games Programming) candidates must take the two mandatory course in Stage 4, 3D Graphics & Animation (F20GA) and Computer Games Programming (F20GP), and take at least one of Industrial Programming (F20SC) or Advanced Interaction Design (F20AD) and do an approved dissertation topic suitable for this specialism.

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F20PA Project: Research Methods & Requirements EngineeringF20PB Project: Design & Implementation
F20GA 3D Graphics and AnimationF20PC Project: Testing & Implementation
F20GP Computer Games Programming
(Optional – Choose 2) Optional (Choose 1)
F20CL Computing in the Classroom (Edinburgh only)F20AD Advanced Interaction Design
F20BC Biologically Inspired ComputationF20AN Advanced Network Security
F20CN Computer Network SecurityF20BD Big Data Management
F20DL Data Mining & Machine LearningF20CA Conversational Agents & Spoken Language Processing
 F20IF Information System Methodologies F20DP Distributed & Parallel Technologies (Edinburgh only)
F20RO Intelligent Robotics F20DV Data Visualisation & Analytics
F20RS Rigorous Methods for Software Engineering F20EC E-Commerce Technology 
F20SA Statistical Modelling & Analysis
 F20SC Industrial Programming