Joshua Masih, a recent graduate from the BSc Computer Games Development course has been awarded first place in the undergraduate British Computer Society (BCS) open competition on Animation and Game Development Specialist group for his final year project about “Shadow Asylum 2”.

Joshua’s final year project was supervised by Markos Mentzelopoulos, Course Leader for the BSc Computer Games Development course.

Several Westminster graduates from the Games Development course were also named as runners-up in the same competition. The team, formed of Benjamin Foote, Jeremy Ratcliffe, Scott Anderson and Zhen Ying and supervised by Jeffrey Fergusson, Lecturer in the Computer Science department, were awarded second place for their group project called ‘Battle of Trafalgar’.

Speaking about the importance of the students’ success in competitions like this, Dr Aleka Psarrou, Head of the Computer Science Department, said: “BCS accreditation is an important benchmark of our programme’s standard in providing high quality computing education and commitment to developing future IT professionals. BCS competitions provide an enriching and stimulating environment where our students have the opportunity to showcase their talent in software development. Our success stories are testament of our graduates’ abilities and their readiness for employment.”

Currently, several of the BSc Computer Games Development students who graduated last summer have already secured jobs in games related companies including AppBoxMedia and Sini Software, working on software developing and game programming roles.

Learn more about the BSc Computer Games Development course offered at the University of Westminster.

Find out more about the BCS accreditation for the BSc Computer Games Development course.

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