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Digital Technologies- Games Programming

HCUC

UCAS Code: W101 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies- Games Programming will enable you to develop the specialist knowledge and key skills needed to join this thriving industry. You’ll be joining a supportive and friendly cohort of highly motivated games students who work hard to achieve their goals. You will gain a strong understanding of game engine technology with the ability to extend development pipelines beyond default tools. You will explore the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and develop the skills to manage large software projects. You do not need previous experience in graphic design or 3D modelling - just a passion for computer games development.,

Course Content
Technologies- Games Programming at Level 4 through two core units (mandatory) and six further optional units at Level 4. The units are:

Core Units:

Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
Innovation and Digital Transformation
Optional units:

Programming
Data Analytics
Game Development
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems
3D Modelling
Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design
You will be exposed to a variety of industry-standard platforms and technologies – including virtual, augmented, mixed and extended reality – but will always focus on your own personal and professional interest. You’ll evolve how you think, make decisions, and develop ideas, to ultimately code games that give users an exceptional experience.

Modules

Technologies- Games Programming at Level 4 through two core units (mandatory) and six further optional units at Level 4. The units are:

Core Units:

Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
Innovation and Digital Transformation
Optional units:

Programming
Data Analytics
Game Development
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems
3D Modelling
Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design
You will be exposed to a variety of industry-standard platforms and technologies – including virtual, augmented, mixed and extended reality – but will always focus on your own personal and professional interest. You’ll evolve how you think, make decisions, and develop ideas, to ultimately code games that give users an exceptional experience.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a series of assignments and projects (individual and group based) which makes a 100% of the grade. The grades in each subject unit are shown as:

pass
merit
distinction

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,692
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

Computing and Information Technology

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