PROD224-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Computation for Games

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics, and algorithms for game development. The topics covered are an introduction to linear algebra, statistics for game balancing, and algorithms in computer games and computer graphics. The practical aspect of this course will teach the students how to apply the theoretical concepts in game development on one of the standard game engines.

Learning Outcomes

  • A student who successfully completes this course will:
  • Understand linear algebra and be able to apply the knowledge in the context of game
           development
  • Be able to work with and convert between different coordinate systems
  • Have developed an understanding of the mathematics of geometric primitives
  • Learn and be able to apply statistics especially for game balancing
  • Have the ability to apply mathematics in 3D graphics and real-time physics simulation
  • Learn the basics of Unreal Game Engine and be able to develop games with it
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Excel for basic statistical analyses

Pre-requisites

PROD121 and 15 points of MATH, EMTH or
STAT courses

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 315
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab 2
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 West 212
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Thammathip Piumsomboon

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery

Lecturers

Simon Hoermann and Wendy Zhang

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Weights
Homework 1 Week 4 10%
Homework 2 Week 6 10%
Homework 3 Week 7 10%
Homework 4 Week 9 10%
Homework 5 Week 11 10%
Test                Week 12 25%
Assignment Week 12 25%
Total 100%

Notes

Updated Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics for game development. The topics covered are an introduction to linear algebra, coordinate systems and geometric primitives in game engines, game balancing, mathematics applications in 3D graphics and real-time physics simulation. This course's practical aspect will teach the students how to develop games using the Unreal Game Engine and using Microsoft Excel for statistical analyses.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.

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  • PROD224-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021