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Higher Diploma in Game Software Development


The following section presents the information of Full Time Programmes offered in September 2022.

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Programme General Information

Type of Programme
Subvented Programme
Programme Aims
This programme aims to provide students with professional training in design, development and deployment of interactive computer games on smartphones and internet devices, with the emphasis on game software quality as well as recent gaming technologies such as AR and VR. The programme will enhance students' ability and competence to meet the needs of the fast-growing computer games industry.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as Game Software Developers and Designers, Unity Programmer, Interactive Programmer, Mobile Games Developer, Mobile App Developer and Web Application Programmers, and move into posts such as Game System Engineer, Game and IT Project Manager, Web Masters and other managerial positions.


Semester 1
  • Database Principles
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
Semester 2
  • Mathematics for Computer Game Development
  • Game 3D Character Design
  • C++ Programming and Data Structure
  • Game Engines for Game Development
  • Agile Programming and Software Development Project
  • Object Oriented Technology
  • English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)
Semester 3
  • Information Technology Essentials - Web
  • IT Professionalism
  • C++ Programming and Data Structure
  • Software Development Project
  • English and Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)
Semester 4
  • 2D / 3D Graphic Programming
  • Advanced Topics in Game Technologies
  • Game Software Development and Assurance
  • English and Communication : Reports
  • Final Year Project
  • Whole Person Development - Enhacing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Enrichment Module
Semester 5
  • Mobile Game Technology
  • Game Servers Design and Implementation
  • Logical and Artificial Intelligence in Games
  • Final Year Project
  • English and Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
Semester 3, 4 or 5
  • Industrial Attachment