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Higher Diploma in Game Software Development…
Programme Aims

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The programme aims to provide students with professional training in design, development and deployment of 2D and 3D interactive games on mobile and internet devices, with an 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.
The 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.

Vocational Professionals Admission Scheme
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Chai Wan)

Entrance Requirements
Career Prospects

Graduates may be employed as Mobile Games and App Developer, Game Software Developers and Designers, Unity Programmer, Interactive Programmer, Game Software Frontend Developer, UI/UX Designer and Web Programmers, and move into posts such as Game System Engineer, Game and IT Project Manager, Web Masters and other managerial positions.


Graduates may articulate to the degree programmes offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi):

  1. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Multimedia Technology and Innovation; and
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design.

Graduates may apply for admission to the following programmes:

  1. Degree programmes in local universities:
    • The City University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Baptist University
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Hong Kong Metropolitan University
    • The University of Hong Kong
  2. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus) [Not applicable to Mainland students]:
    • The Coventry University, UK
    • The University of the West of England, UK
  3. Other Universities in the UK and Australia
Professional Recognition

The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Computer Society as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.


Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.


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:

  • IT Essentials - Web
  • IT Professionalism
  • C++ Programming and Data Structure
  • Agile Programming and Software Development Project
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)
  • Enrichment Module B

Semester 4:

  • Game Servers Design and Implementation
  • Advanced Topics in Game Technologies
  • Game Software Development and Assurance
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Final Year Project
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Enrichment Module A

Semester 5:

  • Interactive System for Game Development
  • Logical and Artificial Intelligence in Games
  • Mobile Applications and Games Technology
  • Final Year Project
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing

Industrial Attachment will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study between Semester 3 - 4.


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