7th June 2005




Two new Masters courses to be launched this year by the University of Lincoln will explore computer games development and the Internet.


After a thorough process of validation which involved University of Lincoln academics, experts from other universities and industrial practitioners, an MSc in Advanced Games Computing and an MSc in Internet Computing will both commence in September 2005.


The university’s Faculty of Technology has been given the go-ahead to use the RenderWare software development kit on the MSc Advanced Games Computing programme.


RenderWare is an award-winning portfolio of game development tools developed by Criterion Software which is used extensively within the game development community worldwide.


“As a result, students on the MSc Advanced Games Computing course will be able to get first-hand experience of the game development platform used by the world’s top designers and leading game companies,” said Mark Doughty, senior lecturer in Computing and Informatics.


RenderWare is a portfolio of game development tools which includes RenderWare Platform and RenderWare Studio for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo Gamecube, PC and the Nokia N-Gage game deck.


Internet computing addresses a key technical development of the 20th century – the Internet.


“The masters in Internet Computing aims to give students the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to launch a successful career in this exciting area,” said Professor Cornelia Boldyreff, research professor in Computing and Informatics.


“By combining technical and business-related skills this programme aims to ensure that students will be able to fulfil a variety of roles in Internet computing, with the broad understanding of issues that is vital to fulfil a useful role in any part of an Internet computing team.


“The MSc also offers an ideal entry point for students intending to undertake a research degree in the area of Internet computing. Owing to demand for Internet application developers and support staff within the computing industry world-wide, the study of Internet computing at the Masters level has steadily increased in universities over recent years.”


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