Games and Multimedia Environments Project (G6062)

45 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

Individual project based on the production of a significant piece of interactive multimedia software.

This module will give you the opportunity to complete an extensive piece system design and implementation work under the supervision of a member of faculty. You will be able to chose from a range of project topics or offer a project of their own. All topics will require the application of skills and knowledge gained through previous modules and will involve you in the design and build of an interactive game or multimedia application (using programming, modelling, simulation tools as appropriate).

There will be no formal lectures to attend. The teaching methods used will simply be weekly individual/small-group meetings to discuss progress.

The final year Games and Multimedia Environments Project should be viewed as the culmination of the degree – it gives you a chance to demonstrate all you have learned and produce a key portfolio piece for your future employment. It will be the most demanding part of your undergraduate degree.

It is very different from most other courses. Although you will be supervised, you will work independently to a large extent. It will be your responsibility to define the problem boundaries, to investigate possible solutions, and to present the results verbally, in writing, and to demonstrate them in action.

The results of the project will be submitted in two parts: a final report and the code for the system built. You will be expected to give a presentation and demonstration of your work. Project report and presentation/demonstration are examined.

To help you manage your workload sensibly, you need to submit an interim report that describes the early phase of your project, involving a debate on professional issues, requirements analysis, and planning. This interim report is also assessed.

Teaching

100%: Lecture

Assessment

10%: Coursework (Report)
6%: Practical (Presentation)
84%: Written assessment (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 450 hours of work. This breaks down into 12 hours of contact time and 438 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.