Digital Technologies- Games Programming HNC
HCUC, Harrow College & Uxbridge College
Key Course Facts
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:
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.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Digital Technologies- Games Programming, HNC you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
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.
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply
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Tuition Fees Digital Technologies- Games Programming HNC
|Channel Islands||£6000||year 1|
|England UK||£6000||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6000||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Digital Technologies (Software Development and Programming) HNC||City of Oxford College||-||-||-||£6165||£7300||-||Oxford||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Programming (with placement) BSc (Hons)||University of Gloucestershire||86%||0%||10%||£9250||£14700||145||Cheltenham||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Programming (with a foundation year) BSc (Hons)||Staffordshire University||79%||8%||8%||£9250||£14000||121||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Games Programming BSc (Hons)||University of Bolton||75%||10%||20%||£9250||£37350||119||Bolton||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Programming BSc||University of Derby||64%||0%||15%||£9250||£14045||110||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Game Programming (with Foundation Year) BSocSc (Hons)||University of East London||64%||0%||15%||£9250||£13740||110||London||On campus Full-time|
|Game Programming BSc (Hons)||University of East London||64%||0%||15%||£9250||£13740||110||London||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Design and Programming (With a foundation year) BSc (Hons)||Staffordshire University||79%||8%||8%||£9250||£14000||121||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)||University of Gloucestershire||86%||0%||10%||£9250||£14700||145||Cheltenham||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Programming with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Teesside University||79%||7%||9%||£9250||£13000||145||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|