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  • Offer general Information Technology knowledge, as well as skills and concept of electronic game development
  • Cover essential knowledge in computer game development, including game engine, computer graphics, mathematics, logics and artificial intelligence
  • Able to articulate to bachelor's programmes in Computer Science, Creative Media, Information Engineering, Information System, etc.
  • Participate in Game Project and work in leading game development companies as intern to enhance the quality of student projects to industry level.
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 CUSCS HD in Computer Game Development

"The programme is well-balanced between theory and practice.  It keeps up with the market.  Students can produce different genres of games.  They can also work in famous organizations and companies as intern.  The quality of the students' work and performance are exceptional."

External Examiner Dr. Simon Lui (Technical Director, Tencent Music Entertainment and Adjunct Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design)

Graduation Projects
Magic Book of Enoch (RPG (Role-Playing Game)) by TSUI Kin On, TAI Ko Hong, WONG Ka Hung, CHAN Yiu Ting Fantasy Adventure (Action Adventure) by CHAN Pak Hei Jerome, NG Tsz Nok, TSANG Ka Lun, WONG Ka Him Sacrifice (Horror Game) by KU Chun Wang Workshop Guardians (Tower Defence) by CHAN Chun Kit The last survivor (First Shooting Game) by CHAN Cheuk Man, KU Chun Wang

Programme Information

Admission Requirements
Applicants should fulfill any one of the following requirements:
  • Level 2 in five subjects* in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination including Chinese Language# and English Language, or equivalent; or
  • Pass in one A Level or two AS Level subjects, plus five passes in HKCEE including Level 2/Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent; or
  • Satisfactory completion of the Diploma Yi Jin Programme; or
  • Aged 21 or above.

A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects, excluding Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)), can be used in the application. "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" Level in Applied Learning subjects will be considered as equivalent to Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 in HKDSE subjects respectively.

Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)) will be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification for admission consideration for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) DSE candidates.

Programme Structure

This programme will be offered on a two-year full-time basis, and based on a credit unit system.

Programme Structure Details
Progression Path

Local Articulation

In the last year, nearly 40% of our graduates received offers from UGC-funded universities.  In previous years, students have been admitted to the following local bachelor degree programmes:
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science in New Media
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Computing
  • Double Degree in Computing and Management
Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Studies (Information Systems)
Internship Programmes and Field Trips

Internship and Activities

Internship will offer placement in selected organisation for at least 40 hours.  Organizations are game development, mobile application, and AR/VR companies, etc.  Including industry leaders in Hong Kong : FireDog, SkyTree, Game Miracle, Twitchy Finger, CSoft, GameSpace, Avatech, Ember Entertainment, etc.  Students can apply their knowledge and skills into practice and gain industry experience through internship.

Students will also participate in the annual Global Game Jam which is a world-event for game development, requiring the participants worldwide to construct computer games within 48 hours. Every year, over 10,000 participants join the event. Our students have won several awards at the competition.

General Information

Mode of Delivery

This is a taught programme.  Some computer subjects will be supplemented by online videos.  The teaching mode includes hybrid online lectures and hands-on practice in the laboratory.  Each student is required to complete the graduation game project in the final year. It integrates the knowledge acquired by students and applies to practical issues.

Medium of Instruction

Except English subjects, the programme will be taught in Cantonese supplemented with English where appropriate. Learning materials and notes, except Chinese subject, will be in English.

Assessment Methods

Performance of students is monitored and assessed on a continuous basis using a variety of assessment tools, such as projects, classroom participation, assignments and final examination.

Class Location

CUSCS Learning Centres

CEF Course Code and Course Name

CEF Course Code﹕34H121981
CEF Course Name﹕Higher Diploma in Computer Game Development


Tel: 3943 9199
Email: HD_TKO@scs.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuition Fee

Local Applicants : $72,135 / per year

Non-local Applicants : $82,135 / per year

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