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Computer Games Development HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This course prepares you for employment in a junior developer role within the Computer Games Industry or a junior software developer role within the IT Industry. The HNC Computer Games Development qualification has progression routes to our 2nd year HND Computer Games Development course and to 2nd year BSc Games and Software Development degree programmes. Applicants should note that this course contains maths subjects and progression to year 2 depends on having an ability to pass these subject areas.

Students will use industry standard software (including GameMaker Studio, Unity, Unreal Engine)  and hardware (PC, VR, mobile devices) for development.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Mathematics AND three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including English or Communication and Computer Science; OR
  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Computer Science AND three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including English or Communication and Maths; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 6 in Computer Games
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

 

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited to a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

Subjects you'll study include:

  •    3D Modelling and Animation.
  •    Mathematics (Calculus and Matrices).
  •    Program Planning.
  •    Structured Programming for Games.
  •    Working within a Project Team.
  •    Graded Games Project.

 

After the course

Careers

Employment as a junior Games Programmer/Modeller or Software Developer.

Continuing Study

Second-year entry to HND Computer Games Development and to degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland and University of Abertay.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

The HNC Computer Games Development qualification has progression routes to 2nd year HND Computer Games Development course and to 2nd year BSc Games and Software Development degree programmes.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome