Data Science in the Games Industry
University of Dundee
  • Start Date: 18 Nov, 2019
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how the games industry can use big data to enhance the gaming experience and increase profits.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Use data analysis to build better gaming experiences


The video games industry collects vast amounts of data from its users. But most of this data is disregarded despite its value to the gaming industry.


This course will show you how to store and analyse data effectively and gain insights into game users’ actions and behaviours.


You’ll find out about the different models of data, such as tabular data, atomic data, and relational data.


You’ll understand how to store non-relational data at scale, and why data can be hard to distribute.


You’ll learn how to build better gaming experiences and increase profits.


This course is aimed at those who already work in the games industry, but may also be of interest to those looking to work in the sector.


In order to get the best out of this course you should have a laptop or desktop computer (Windows or Mac) that can run virtual machine software such as VirtualBox or Docker. You should be happy to install software on your machine such as Python or R Studio. Links and instructions for installation and use will be included during the course.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is internationally recognised for the quality of its teaching and research and has a core mission to transform lives across society.

Dundee has particular strengths in life sciences and medical research. The College of Life Sciences at Dundee is one of the largest and most productive Life Sciences research institutes in Europe and has been recognised in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Excellence with Impact Awards for ‘Greatest Delivery of Impact’.

The School of Medicine is among the top-rated in the UK and hosts research expanding from “the cell to the clinic to the community”.

The University is the central hub for a multi-million pound biotechnology sector in the east of Scotland, which now accounts for 16% of the local economy.

More than 17,000 students are enrolled at Dundee, helping make the city Scotland’s most student-friendly. With high-quality teaching, world-leading research, and a £200 million investment in a compact, friendly campus with an unrivalled position in the heart of the city centre, the University of Dundee has been rated number one in Scotland and in the UK Top 10 for the past five years in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

The University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2014 for the work of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, one of the world’s foremost institutions for the study and application of human anatomy, forensic human identification, disaster victim identification and forensic and medical art.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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