Course Title: HNC Computer Games Development
Group Award Code: GM09 15
Modes of Study:
Starting from: January & August
Students will study a selection of appropriate computer games and computing units designed to develop student skills and competencies in the computer games area.
Computer games developers use their expertise to design and implement games or high performance real-time simulation involving a high standard of programming and mathematical skills. As such, many of the traditional core software engineering topics are addressed in the programme but are given a different emphasis with significantly more focus on interactive computer graphics.
These technologies can be learned and mastered by completing the both HNC & HND.
What will you study?
Courses include subjects such as Games Technology, Level Design and Editing, Modelling and Animation and Web Design and Development and are taught in computer labs with modern hardware and industry standard software.
Students will study a selection of Games Development units designed to develop student’s skills and competencies to enable further study in HND Games Development.
Topics may include:
Computer Games Development
Object Oriented Programming
Level Design and Editing
Modelling and Animation
Working within a Project Team
Minimum Entry Requirements is likely to include at least one of the following:
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 for a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and to tell us why they are interested in this particular area.
Course Development Routes:
This course integrates learning materials from industry standard vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft, 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 global recognised and employers demand qualification from any of the following:
In HND, there will be more opportunity to learn further vendors based SQA units which will help students to attain further vendors specific certificate which is today’s employers demand.
Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;
Progression route on course completion:
On completion of this course, candidates will move on to the following:
Learners are likely to come from the following target groups:
The forms are available to download from our website. HNC Application Form can be collected from the Admissions Office.
1. Full Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time
2. Part Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time
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 instalments)
|Part-time (can be divided per unit)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
We also provide flexible fee instalments 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 cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.