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  • 1. BSc(Hons) Games Computing MComp Games ComputingSchool of Computer Science “The University is fully committed to research-engaged study. The School of Computer Science has an excellent reputation for research, and students undertake their studies guided by research active staff.” Open Days 2011/12 Dr David Cobham Head of the School of Computer Science
  • 2. Welcome!A very warm welcomefrom the School ofComputer Science. James Munro BSc(Hons) Games ComputingWe hope you enjoy MSc by Researchyour day in the historiccity of Lincoln!Staff and students areon hand today toanswer your questions.
  • 3. Why Choose the School of Computer Science?Internationally renowned,research active academic staff.Modern, up-to-date facilitieswhich are updated year-on-year.Undergraduate and postgraduatecourse study availability.Excellent employability prospects The School of Computer Science occupiesfor our graduates and the top floor of the Media, Humanities andpostgraduates. Technology (MHT) building.
  • 4. Why Choose the School of Computer Science?Four dedicated computerlaboratory facilities Specialist facilities for games development and researchAll students have free access toMicrosoft’s Academic Allianceprogramme which provides freedevelopment tools and operatingsystems to our students.
  • 5. FacilitiesWindows, Linux, MacOSworkstationsUnreal Development Kit softwareUnity Game EngineXBox360 Kinect camera systemsTouch screen monitorsAndroid/iOS mobile devices
  • 6. Professional RecognitionAn industrial advisory paneladvises and assists the School oncourse development andemployability issues.Our degree programmes arecurrently undergoing the British All of our students are encouraged to become student members of the BCS. Graduates are ableComputer Society accreditation to apply for Chartered status after a period of industrial experience.process.Our degree programmes are alsorecognised by the Institute ofAnalysts and Programmers.
  • 7. What is Games Computing?The study of games development andgames design issues from a technicalperspective. Olivier Szymanezyk, BSc(Hons) Games Computing, MSc Advanced Games Computing,Emphasis on underpinning computer PhD research student.science fundamentals.Strong ethos of research andanalytical thinking Olivier’s crowd simulation research
  • 8. Why study Games Computing?Games Computing develops coreComputer Science skills in: Programming MathematicsGames Computing develops yourunderstanding of games tech: Game engines Graphics programming Game design Masters students investigate games programming with a Playstation2 Linux Development Kit and Xbox360 consoles.Games Computing includescontemporary industry trends, eg: Serious games Social games Mobile technologies
  • 9. Why study Games Computing?Be equipped for a career in the gamesindustry or in other relatedtechnology sectors.BSc:Three years of progressive study,developing independent thinking andconfidence to tackle complex Maung Bo, 4th year MComp Gamesproblems Computing, worked in partnership with Blueprint Games of Newark for his 3rd year project.MComp:Four years of progressive studydeveloping independent thinking,complex problem solving and Masterslevel achievement.
  • 10. What will I study?First year: Programming, mathematics, games studies, fundamental Computer ScienceSecond year: Graphics/games programming, game design, advanced programming, Ben Walke group project BSc(Hons Games Computing) Ben was a successful applicant to the Blitz GamesThird year: undergraduate programme. A highly competitive and sought after event. Game engines, project, professional practice, optional module.Fourth Year (MComp): Research project, Masters modules.
  • 11. Prospects and Placements81% of our graduates are inemployment 6 months aftergraduation (Sector average: 79%) Students secure placements andGames Computing graduates find summer internships at a range ofemployment in a wide range of employersdestinations.Further study and researchdegrees are available.Placements and internships arepromoted and encouraged
  • 12. Placement / Internship• Placement – 12 months between years 2 and 3 – University Careers Service and School support in finding and applying – No tuition fee charged for the year out• Internship – More flexible – Summer internships – Companies may be more willing to offer paid/unpaid internships
  • 13. Graduate SpotlightDavid Stenton graduated withBSc(Hons) Games ComputingAfter an early career with UK-basedgames developer, Warthog, Davidjoined Bioware and relocated toCanada.He was recently a design team leaderon the hugely successful Mass Effect 2release.David was awarded an Alumni Awardat this years Graduation ceremonies.
  • 14. Is it right for me…?Games Computing is:ChallengingRewardingStudying Games Computingrequires: Lincoln Cathedral where each year hundreds ofEnthusiasm graduates receive their award from the Vice Chancellor in front of friends and familyCommitment
  • 15. www.facebook.com/lsocsUse this page to ask questionsor get advice from staff andstudents in the School.
  • 16. Thank you for your interest in theUniversity, the School ofComputer Science and our work!Questions! www.facebook.com/lsocs @lsocs_updates @Games_Lincoln Don’t forget your copy of the School of Computer Science magazine from the School desk! lisc.lincoln.ac.uk games.lincoln.ac.uk
  • 17. BSc(Hons) Computer Science MComp Computer Science BSc(Hons) Computer Information Systems MComp Computer Information SystemsSchool of Computer Science “The University is fully committed to research-engaged study. The School of Computer Science has an excellent reputation for research, and students undertake their studies guided by research active staff.” Open Days 2011/12 Dr David Cobham Head of the School of Computer Science
  • 18. Welcome!A very warm welcomefrom the School ofComputer Science.We hope you enjoy Erica Cogginsyour day in the historic BSc(Hons) Computer Information Systems First Class Honourscity of Lincoln!Staff and students areon hand today toanswer your questions.
  • 19. Why Choose the School of Computer Science?Internationally renowned,research active academic staff.Modern, up-to-date facilitieswhich are updated year-on-year.Undergraduate and postgraduatecourse study availability.Excellent employability prospects The School of Computer Science occupiesfor our graduates and the top floor of the Media, Humanities andpostgraduates. Technology (MHT) building.
  • 20. Why Choose the School of Computer Science?Four dedicated computerlaboratory facilities Dedicated laboratory facilities for all of our studentsAll students have free access toMicrosoft’s Academic Allianceprogramme which provides freedevelopment tools and operatingsystems to our students.
  • 21. FacilitiesWindows, Linux, MacOSworkstationsRovio mobile robotsFlying robots (!)XBox360 Kinect camera systemsTouch screen monitorsAndroid/iOS mobile devices
  • 22. Professional RecognitionAn industrial advisory paneladvises and assists the School oncourse development andemployability issues.Our degree programmes arecurrently undergoing the British All of our students are encouraged to become student members of the BCS. Graduates are ableComputer Society accreditation to apply for Chartered status after a period of industrial experience.process.Our degree programmes are alsorecognised by the Institute ofAnalysts and Programmers.
  • 23. What is Computer Science – and why study it?CS spans theory through toprogramming and cutting edgedevelopments of computingsolutions.The work of computer scientistsfalls into three broad areas1:1. Design and build software2. Develop ways to solve The worlds largest imaging chip for computing problems medical applications. Developed by Professor Allinson and his team, of the3. Devise new and better ways University of Lincoln, UCL, the University of Surrey and the Cancer to use computers, eg: with Research Institute. computer vision, robotics and artificial intelligence. 1 (Association of Computing Machinery ACM)
  • 24. What is Computer Information Systems?Information Systems is concernedwith the information that One of the core texts forcomputer systems can provide to Computer Information Systemsaid a company in defining and students.achieving its goals.It is also concerned with theprocesses that an enterprise canimplement and improve usinginformation technology.IS professionals must understandboth technical and organizationalfactors (Association of Computing Machinery ACM)
  • 25. Prospects and Placements89% of our graduates are inemployment 6 months aftergraduation (sector average: 79%) Students secure placements andComputer Science and Computer summer internships at a range ofInformation Systems graduates employersfind employment in a wide rangeof destinations.Further study and researchdegrees are available.Placements and internships arepromoted and encouraged
  • 26. Placement / Internship• Placement – 12 months between years 2 and 3 – University Careers Service and School support in finding and applying – No tuition fee charged for the year out• Internship – More flexible – Summer internships – Companies may be more willing to offer paid/unpaid internships
  • 27. What will I study?All of our undergraduates studyprogramming at year 1.CS students go on to developtheir mathematics andprogramming skills, and investigatemore specialised areas, such ascomputer vision, robotics andmobile device programming. The School exhibits some of its research and development achievements at the Waddington Air Show.CIS students develop theirunderstanding of projectmanagement, business intelligenceand information systems.
  • 28. What will I study?BSc:Three years of progressivestudy, developingindependent thinking andconfidence to tacklecomplex problemsMComp: Dr John Murray demonstrates a research and collaboration tool, DIVERSE, which wasFour years of progressive developed by 3rd year Computer Sciencestudy developing students and funded by the Fund for Educational Development (FED).independent thinking,complex problem solvingand Masters levelachievement.
  • 29. Computer ScienceFirst Year:Programming, mathematics, datastructures, computer systems, operatingsystemsSecond Year:Advanced software development,database systems, networks, artificialintelligence, HCI Dr John Murray demonstrates a research and collaboration tool, DIVERSE, which wasThird Year: developed by 3rd year Computer Science students and funded by the Fund forProject, professional practice, software Educational Development (FED).engineering, optional moduleFourth Year (MComp):Research project, Masters modules.
  • 30. Computer Information SystemsFirst Year:Programming, computer systems,information systems, social computing.Second Year:Project management, database systems,networks, business processes, HCIThird Year: Dr John Murray demonstrates a researchProject, professional practice, business and collaboration tool, DIVERSE, which was developed by 3rd year Computer Scienceintelligence, optional module students and funded by the Fund for Educational Development (FED).Fourth Year (MComp):Research project, Masters modules.
  • 31. Graduate SpotlightKari Booth graduated withfirst class honours fromBSc(Hons) ComputerInformation SystemsAfter an internship with Kari Booth,Bank of America Merill BSc(Hons) Computer Information Systems,Lynch in the UK, Kari joined First Class Honoursthe Bank full time upongraduating.Kari is currently an AssistantVP and works as a businessanalyst.