Course Title: HND Computer Games Development
Group Award Code: G9NY 16
SCQF Level: 8
Credit Value: 15
SCQF Points: 120
Modes of Study: Full Time
Duration: 1 Year Full Time & 16 Months Part Time
Sessions: Jan & Aug
All HND Computing students must complete the first year in HNC Computer Games Development and then proceed to HND in Computer Games Development.
The HND Computer games Development will provide students advanced knowledge for a successful career in computer software gaming technology. The course provides a comprehensive range of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in configuring, designing, structuring and games programming in OOPS.
This course will allow students to study towards up-to-date Vendor specific certifications in many of the skills that are in demand for many different types of career in software and gaming industry.
What will you study?
Students will study a selection of appropriate computer games development units designed to develop student’s skills and competencies to enable further study in any university undergraduate software or computing programme.
- 2D & 3D Modelling & Animation
- Structured programming for Games
- Object Oriented Programming
- Mathematics: Calculus and Matrices
- Project Management for IT
- Software Development
- Games Customisation & scripting
- Games Designing
Students also have the opportunity to study towards a Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe vendor’s neutral qualification.
These qualifications are highly desired by employers. Students learn a range of languages Framework, C++, object oriented programming (OOP) and animation.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
- Must possess HNC in Computer Games Development or relevant
- Mature candidates without the necessary minimum qualifications but with appropriate experience will also be considered
- Other equivalent qualifications or experience will also be considered
Additional Selection Requirements:
All applications are subject to an interview to assess suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Reference will also be considered.
Students will be invited to a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to find out more about the course.
Course Development Routes
This course integrates learning materials from industry standard vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle and adobe which can help to prepare students for a variety of vendor certification exams.
On completion of this certificate or during the course, units relevant to any particular vendor’s certification students can appear to equip themselves with the globally recognised and contemporary employers demand qualification from any of the following:
The Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft curriculum is embedded within this qualification. Candidates are expected to fund the cost of the vendor certification examinations. Being a partner with Pearson & Certiport Testing Centre we can get student’s discounted exam vouchers. Tutors will also help students in preparing for any Vendors specific exam they would like to appear for.
Vendor qualifications are certificated in addition to the HND award and significantly enhance candidates’ employability.
Progression Route on Course Completion
Successful completion of HND in networking may provide access to 2nd or 3rd year at many universities in the region.
Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;
- Software Administrator Junior/Senior
- Database Administrator Junior/Senior
- Gaming Analyst
- Gaming Administrator
- Senior Gaming Modeller
- Systems Gaming Administrator
The forms are available to download from our website HND Application Form or it can be collected from the Admissions Office (Admin upstairs) at ITPT Granton Campus.
1. SAAS – SAAS.GOV.COM
2. SDS – Flexible learning opportunity (who are currently employed in Scottish Based organisation not more than 100 employees can also apply for the course funding)
For Students who don’t qualify for the above fundings:
How much will HNC/HND course cost?
For students living (domiciled) in Scotland or the European Union and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees will apply:
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)
|Full-time per year (can be paid in installments)||£1,285|
|Part-time (can be divided per unit)||£1,285|
For rest of UK students
For students living (domiciled) in rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland and studying this course, the following fees will apply:
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)
|Full-time per year (can be paid in installments)||£6,510|
|Part-time (can be divided per unit)||£4,510|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fee.
There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies and also to cover the cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.
If you require further information please contact us at:
62 West Harbour Road
Phone: 0131 552 5558
0131 552 5800
50 Darnely Street
Phone: 0141 429 2922