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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec
Do games like “The Sims”, “Pokémon”, “Clash of Clans”, “Halo”, “Overwatch”, “Fallout”, “Warcraft” sound familiar to you? Want to create games that wow both young and old?
Design and create fun and interesting computer games for entertainment or other (education or training) purposes.
In this course, you will learn just how to design and develop amazing games creations that captivate gamers, using programming tools like Unity, Unreal and Xcode.

What you'll learn

  • Develop game program codes, related tools and utilities
  • Perform game integration and testing
  • Participate in the game design process
  • Evaluate game development tools and engines
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Implement mobile game programs

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics/ Principles of Accounts and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry /Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Games Programming & Development graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma course at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Games Programming & Development graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Games Programming & Development graduates are employed by companies in the games creation and creative industries. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Game Tester, Game Level Designer, Game Programmer, Conceptual Artist, Character Designer, Game Content Developer and Game Software Engineer. There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. The challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.