Games Programming

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Games Programming

Do you enjoy programming, do you need visual feedback and can you finish every level? Then the field of Games Programming is right for you!

An exciting idea for a game is a good starting point, but gripping gameplay is only achieved when game programmers use their know-how to provide intricate details. A professional qualification or professional development in the field of Games Programming opens the door to a career as a Gameplay, Engine, Graphics or AI Programmer, to name just a few.

Course content (excerpts from the curriculum)

Game-development basics

Object-oriented programming, game physics, math & logic, game-engine basics

Game mechanics

game design, programming basics, C++, C#, level design

Advanced game development

performance, software architecture, data structure, process optimization

Game dynamics

game physics, effects, AI, procedural worlds, simulations

Project & Workflow

VR, AR, App, editor, game engine

Teamwork

collaborative work processes in project work

Marketing

financing, publication and marketing to target groups

Research & Development

research and analysis, project management and planning

 

Job profiles in the games industry

Programming

Unity Programmer, Graphics Programmer, AI Programmer, GUI Programmer

IT

Network Programmer, SQL Specialist, System Administrator, Software Architect

Development

Database Developer, iOS / Android Developer, Java Developer, PHP Developer

Learn and study

Course starts: March and September

Diploma: Professional training / Professional development

Bachelor: Full-time degree / Part-time degree

Master: Specialization / Professional qualification

24-Month Full-Time Degree
The Bachelor’s Degree is part of the “fast-track program” and takes 2 years to complete. This means, you will be qualified faster, be able to enter the job market and start earning sooner. This option combines a compact full-time course with professional training. In addition to studying interdisciplinary content and research methods, practical exercises and projects will help you to gain technical and practical skills.
36-Month Part-Time Degree
Thanks to its modular structure, the part-time Bachelor’s Degree allows students to be flexible and to study at their own pace. Professional and academic components are separated from each other and are taught in a complementary manner. As a rule, the Bachelor’s Degree in the part-time “extended model” is completed after 36 months; depending on your personal situation, the time can also be adjusted.
18-Month Professional Training
The SAE Diploma opens the door for a career in the creative industries in just 18 months. With a practical component of 75%, you will acquire sound knowledge of the subject, and practical exercises will help you to develop technical skills at an early stage. The SAE Diploma offers professional technical training that equips students with strong, industry-relevant skills. Moreover, it facilitates flexible time management and a high degree of autonomy.
18-Month Professional Development
Thanks to our flexible schedule, it will be easy for you to combine professional development with your current job. The part-time version of the 18-month SAE Diploma not only opens up new perspectives and professional fields, but also allows working students to gain sound expertise and practical skills at the cutting edge of technology.

Admission requirements

Own notebook with internet access for theory tests, online lectures and lecture notes

For Bachelor’s Degree: high-school diploma/vocational diploma; alternatively: minimum age of 18 years & intermediate school-leaving certificate & assessment of suitability for studies

For Diploma: high-school diploma/vocational diploma; alternatively: minimum age of 17 years & intermediate school-leaving certificate

 

Your career advisor at the campus


Our career advisors on campus will show you the opportunities within SAE during an on-site visit and inform you about departments, course content as well as job prospects and are happy to answer all your questions individually.

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