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Scientific perspectives on GMT

Website:website containing additional information
Course code:INFOMSCIP
Credits:7.5 ECTS
Period:period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 3-9-2020 through 6-11-2020; retake week 1)
Participants:up till now 54 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in MyTimetable
lecture          Heysem Kaya
Marc van Kreveld

Preliminary information for the year 2020/2021. Only for GMT students!

This is a mandatory course for first-year GMT students. Students from other master programs are not permitted to this course. GMT students should take it in their first year. Higher-year students are generally not accepted. Exceptions to these rules need to be discussed and confirmed with the teachers and program coordinator.

The course takes a scientific view on game and media technology by discussing, among other things, fundamental and experimental research, user studies, and general scientific approaches. The course website from 2019/2020 is still available; the new version will be prepared soon.


There is no book. Other material will be made known and available in the lectures.

Course form:

Lectures (2 per week; mandatory attendance or exam instead) and six assignments (mandatory participation, often in teams of 4).

Exam form:

  • Criterion 1: Students can either attend all lectures (a max. of 2 absences is tolerated) or take an exam at the end (in which they must score at least a 6).
  • Criterion 2: 5 out of 6 assignments must be graded with 6 or higher.
Students who do not attend all but 2 lectures (e.g., because they actively decide to do so and learn the material at home instead) must partake in an exam (written or oral) that will cover the content of the lectures. Students who do attend the lectures may take the exam as well, to improve their grade, but they don't have to if they already passed the course. Depending on the number of students, we reserve the right to do an oral exam instead of a written one. You must register for the exam via email to

To pass this course, criteria 1 and 2 must both be fulfilled. The grade will be the average of the 5 best of all 6 assignments, provided that each of these 5 grades is at least 6.

If criterion 1 is not fulfilled, you must take the final exam and score a 6 or higher. The final exam counts as an assignment. Your final score will be the average of the 5 best grades out of 6 or 7 grades. The same applies if you take the final exam voluntarily (if you would have passed too without doing the exam). If criterion 2 is not fulfilled, then the final exam must be taken. It can replace one project grade, and the same grading scheme applies.

Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Participating in this course is the same as: making and handing in all project assignments, and: following the lectures or doing the final exam.