Dr John N Sutherland

Teaching Notes 2009-10


General stuff re Dr John here


General Preamble

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1. The Stick!

2. The Carrot!
  • you can bring in your own computer to lab/studio sessions if you want to
  • if you need to see me, go here
  • wherever possible I will use Open Source, free or low-cost software which you can also source and use on your own computer
  • you can fully take part in discussions, feedback and make suggestions at WoSGamers.ning.com


Introduction to Computer Game Development


Dr John N Sutherland is responsible for the module being taught and assessed properly; he also sets the assessment which is checked ('moderated') by Dr Daniel Livingstone. The module is taught at Paisley Campus by Mr Derek Stobbs with the help of games graduates acting as Interns. Mr Glenn Affleck teaches the students at The Crichton, Dumfries Campus.

  • module preamble is here and a bit more here
  • UWS module descriptor is here (edited) and here (pure UWS-speak)
  • for notes see Mr Affleck or Mr Stobbs
  • assessment specification is here - DRAFT
  • Paisley students: design doc feedback here
  • DRAFT re-assessment details are here


Computer Game Design


Dr John N Sutherland is responsible for the module being taught and assessed properly; he also sets the assessment which is checked ('moderated') by Mr Glenn Affleck. The module is taught at Paisley Campus by Dr Sutherland, with assistance from Mr Derek Stobbs. Mr Affleck has volunteered to stand in at short notice to teach the students at The Crichton, Dumfries Campus.

  • module preamble is here
  • UWS module descriptor is here
  • notes will be here
  • WoSGamers module chat space (team reps only) here
  • team meeting times with lecturer are here
  • assessment specification is here
  • attendance record - please check!
  • submission page for personal reflections is here
  • DRAFT re-assessment details are here


Computer Science Honours Project


Mr Bobby Geary has overall responsibility for this module at all campuses and delivers the module at Paisley campus assisted at Paisley Campus by Dr John Sutherland.

Analysing Computer Games




Computer Games Technology Group Project




Computer Games Development Project 2 - completing the game




The Computing Project


This will run over semester 3 and is intended for students on BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development or BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology who are short of credit points either due to transferring in from a 'short' SQA HNC CGD (e.g. James Watt students who are 15pts short), or from another degree (usually transferring from CGTech to CGDev), or who have credit to make up but do not wish to retake the module failed (such as Computer Systems.)

Students should make sure funding arrangements are in place. It is likely that those who are 15pts short due to transfer=in will have their module fee covered by UWS. Other students will need to pay the fee for the module.