Unreal Engine for education

Free to use, Unreal Engine can be downloaded and installed to classroom computers as well as personal systems at no cost. With full access to the complete source code and tools, Unreal Engine levels the playing field to give everyone the resources needed to learn professional-quality development. In addition, schools and students receive regular updates, making it easy to stay current with the latest in development for games, cinematic content, visualization, and real-time production. For complete details, visit the FAQ.

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Whether you're interested in game development, architecture, film and TV, automotive, or any other use of real-time technology, Epic is committed to supporting you on your career journey.
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Leverage our learning resources, discover valuable documentation, and access clear content examples to instruct your students.
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See what students are creating in Unreal Engine right here, right now!

Learn the engine used by pros

Developers and publishers across the world use Unreal Engine for professional quality, high-end games on PC, consoles, VR, and mobile devices. No other commercial engine is used by more large-scale professional development teams. Our partners include:

  • Warner Brothers
  • us army
  • ubisoft
  • Take 2
  • Square Enix
  • Sega
  • sony
  • Oculus
  • nvidia
  • nintendo
  • Nasa
  • Apple
  • nexon
  • ncSoft
  • Microsoft
  • Konami
  • HKS
  • HD FIlms
  • Glu
  • Gamesoft
  • US Airforce
  • Google
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • Disney
  • CCP
  • capcom
  • Bandai Namco
  • amazon
  • Activision
  • Kamcord
  • intel
  • Geomerics
  • GCS3
  • Fonix
  • FMOD
  • digimask
  • Bink Video
  • Gameware
  • AudioKinetic
  • Allegortihmic
  • Xoreax
  • Vivox
  • Umbra 3 Software
  • Trioviz
  • Speedtree
  • Natural Motion
  • Simplygon
  • Real 3D
  • Quazal
  • pixel Mine
  • PhaseSpace
  • OC3

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We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line at UEAcademia@epicgames.com

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