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Computer Games Development (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


The 2nd year of HND Computer Games Development will further develop skills in 3D games design and development. Using Unity and Unreal games engines you will create 3D games content including characters and environments and incorporate them in level and games creation, bringing them to life across a range of platforms such as mobile and Virtual Reality.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Computer Games Development (15 credits).

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.
  • You should bring a previous programming and/or design portfolio relevant to games.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

  • Object Oriented Programming.
  • 3D Level Editing.
  • Character Creation and Storytelling.
  • Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games.
  • Programming for a Mobile Device.
  • Designing And Developing An Interactive Product.
  • 3D Modelling & Animation.
  • Creating A Showreel And Portfolio.

After the course


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 skills learned on this course also open up excellent opportunities in virtual and augmented reality roles in other employment areas such as the construction industry.

Continuing Study

The HND Computer Games Development qualification has progression routes to a number of universities, including University of the West of Scotland, Abertay University and Glasgow Caledonian University.


How the course is taught

The course consists of a series of combined projects which you will undertake through from initial brief to final development. The projects are designed to develop your skills in research, investigation, project development and problem-solving, leading to the development and testing of your completed game designs.

The course lecturers will provide guidance and support in practical and design tasks through class discussion, demonstrations and one-to-one tutorials.

Assessment methods

  • Graded Unit in second year.
  • Successful completion of all course credits.
  • Practical and written assessment.
  • Continuous formative assessment.
  • Individual project deadlines.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome