The gaming industry has seen a rapid development in the past decades with a turnover that now even outstrips the entertainment movie industry. Needless to say, the industry requires many savvy employees with high-level degrees relating to gaming and multimedia. The potential of games as an educational tool is also being recognized more and more at present, giving rise to new market opportunities. The rapid developments in computer science and computer hardware -including new gaming media such as cell phones- drives the constant need for up-to-date professionals.
In addition, graduates of the GMT master program will have both fundamental and applied knowledge of the techniques for handling spatial data. They will be trained to perform research, to analyze and solve scientific problems, to understand, explain, and apply results from scientific papers, and to keep up with research progress in the field of geometry, imaging and virtual environments. This makes them highly-valued employees in many companies.
For those graduates who are interested in a research-oriented career, the master degree provides the opportunity to start a PhD research project, leading to a doctorate degree in any of the related topics, at a university in the Netherlands or abroad. There are a number of such positions available within the Center for advanced gaming and simulation (AGS) itself and there are ample contacts with other universities. The graduates may also find challenging positions in research departments of international companies.
The graduates with an interest in software development are well qualified for jobs in many different companies, for example in multimedia, consumer electronics, 3D web design, game development, industrial computer vision, medical image analysis, automated cartography, geographical information systems, or 3D interactive systems. Their tasks could consist of developing new products and applications, or steering such activities. Other possible jobs are in consultancy, or creating a start-up company in an emerging market.