BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming - BUV
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and ProgrammingProgramme Overview

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Design and Programming (Awarded by Staffordshire University)
  • Programme duration: 3 years (Full-time)
  • Location: BUV Campus, Ecopark, Hanoi
  • Timetable: Student’s timetable will be sent to BUV student’s emails prior to the commencement date of each semester.

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

Blending core programming skills with design

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

State-of-the-art educational technology and facilities

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

Based on industry standard software and industry methods of games asset creation

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

Many career opportunities

  • Career Opportunities: The programme will provide multiple opportunities for you to develop a portfolio of work that will demonstrate a range of professionally desirable skills within game development, putting you ahead of other candidates for careers in this rapidly growing industry; including Game Developer, Game Designer, Programmer, Level Designer, and Project Manager.
  • Practical and Project-Based Learning: The best way to learn about computer games design is by making games. Our programme allows you to develop innovative gaming projects for many of your assessments, which leads to rapid growth in your game development abilities.
  • Studio Environment: You will work with like-minded people in a modern well equipped studio environment that encourages support and collaboration.
  • Professional Tools and Hardware: You will finish the programme with an expert understanding of professional game development tools and be able to rapidly create game prototypes as well as fully polished gaming experiences.
  • Extensive Support: You are encouraged to meet with your lecturers for personalised advice on your projects and future aspirations.
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and ProgrammingCourse structure
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming Year 1
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming Year 1

C# Scripting for Games Engines

Programming Fundamentals

Computational Methods

Introduction to Graphics Programming

Game Prototyping

Mechanics Prototyping

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming Year 2
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming Year 2

Introduction to Mechanics Design

C++ For Engines

User Interface Design and Implementation

Advanced Mechanics Design

Junior Collaborative Games Development

Game Artificial Intelligence

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming Year 3
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming Year 3

Games Development Project

Low-Level Gameplay

Multiplayer Level Design

Senior Collaborative Games Development

Prototyping for Technical Designers

This module considers an introduction to the fundamentals of scripting in C#. Scripting is animportant tool in developing interactive and fun experiences for players. You will learn howto leverage the power of C# scripting to technically design and build interactive gameplay solutions.
You will explore different smoke and mirrors trickery used within the games industry to make games feel better to play. On completion of this module, you will understand how to manipulate your systems to make them feel more fun.
The Games Development Project module gives students an opportunity to undertake an in-depth piece of research testing and analysis or a high-quality artefact, ready for their portfolio. You can focus your studies on your career aspirations. Whether it's stylised game characters, stalking AI monsters, procedural environments, immersive level design, or a concept for futuristic vehicles. The project allows you the opportunity to work with a supervisor and tailor the project to you.

Your supervisor will be your guide and project manager. Supporting you in your journey to create a highly developed outcome with industry standard software whilst receiving lectures on portfolio development and employability.
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

Programme outcomes

Knowledge & Understanding

Understand how established games design techniques and programming physics used by others may be used for original production and show a systematic approach to the analysis of the games industry using these skills.


Set realistic goals for learning and become a confident independent learner who could impart their knowledge to others.


Understand of the methods and avenues of enquiry in the field of games design and technology and show a professional approach to research and information gathering.


Show the ability to analyse a problem through critical thinking and constructive argument backed by data and research. Analyse the effectiveness of techniques and technologies in terms of usefulness and the effectiveness of the way others use technology and techniques for specific production situations.

Problem Solving

Identify the problem and use skills of decision making to choose the appropriate method to obtain the best solution and have the ability to discern between a complete and incomplete solution to a technological or theoretical problem.


Communicate interpersonally either in the form of written or oral expression in a professional manner to a variety of audiences in order to communicate ideas, problems or solutions.


Apply critical reasoning and argument to show the ability to apply concepts in different contexts and apply in a practical and flexible manner a workflow pipeline to produce parts or a complete computer games.


Demonstrate the ability to realistically reflect on the quality of their work and put in to place a plan of action to improve upon their work in the future.
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Upon graduation, Computer Games Design and Programming students will have up to 18 months of internship experience and 2 published games.
With the amount of skills and experience from a course designed for success, graduates will find themselves thriving in a wide range of work environments:

  • International and local tech corporations
  • Game companies
  • Independent or home studios

Our graduates will also benefit from BUV’s extensive partnership network, which includes industry-leading game and tech organisations in Vietnam and in the region such as VNG, Gameloft, Garena, Koei, or Microsoft.

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and ProgrammingAdmission requirements

Academic Requirements

Aged 17 or over. One of the following qualifications:

  • Vietnamese High School Diploma and Pathway to Staffordshire University Programme
  • Pass 2 subjects at Advanced GCE (A-Level)
  • An access programme passed at the required QAA-recognised standard for entry to Higher Education
  • An award of the European Baccalaureate Diploma, with at least 60 percent overall; English at 60 percent
  • An award of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points; English at 4 points

English Language Requirements

One of the following:

  • A proficiency test within the last 2 years:
    • IELTS (non UKVI): 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or
    • TOEFL IBT: Listening: 17; Speaking: 20; Reading: 18; Writing: 17
  • A proficiency test within the last 5 years:
    • International Baccalaureate (taught in English) Pass in English B at Standard Level grade 5 or High Level grade 4; or
    • IGCSE English: IGCSE English as a first or second language: Grade C; or
    • Cambridge International English GCE O-Level/GCSE: English Language grade A – C

If you have not met one of the above requirements you need to complete IELTS Upper-Intermediate Course at BUV or equivalent.

You don’t need to provide evidence of English language proficiency if any of the following conditions apply: If you’re a UK national; If you’ve completed a full degree from a UK university.

*In case applicants would like to be considered for recognition of prior learning, interviews might be required (if applicable)

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

What do our students say?

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming
Nguyen Hong Quan
1910 Computer Games Design and Programming Cohort

As a technophile, I wanted to choose a career related to computers such as IT or computer science. When I heard of CGDP, I knew it was the thing for me because how much I loved games and wanted to understand the process of how a game is developed. Just to be sure, I did some further research by reading the course information in which contained the modules of the programme and saw that the modules were relevant to what is used in the game industry. Furthermore, CGDP at BUV is the first game design and programming course in Vietnam that offers a BSc. I chose BUV because it was the only university in Vietnam that has a games design and programming degree from the UK.


Additionally, I really enjoy the cooperativeness and helpfulness of the staff as well as how hard they work to help us get internships since our first year. I think that BUV graduates will have an edge in finding a job comparing to the majority of applicants. Thanks to the internship break that BUV offers, BUV students will get more working experience and connections than most graduates.

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

Programme pass rate

The pass rate of Computer Games Design and Programming programme in 2022 is 88%

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

Fees & financial aid


Tuition fee information for students enrolling from January 2024:

Tuition Fee Other Fees* Total Fee
Pathway Programme VND 83,840,000 VND 14,690,000 VND 98,530,000
Degree VND 687,780,000 VND 171,978,000 VND 859,758,000
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* Other fees include Education Resource Fee and Student Affairs Fee

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Financial Aid

The British University Vietnam (BUV) scholarship fund was established in 2018 with the goal of giving students the opportunity to study UK undergraduate and graduate programmes in an international learning environment. With an aim to improve and increase accessibility to high-quality education, BUV has officially launched the fund valued at 87 billion VND in 2024 with hundreds of scholarships and financial aid made available.

You can visit our Scholarship page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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