Advanced Diploma in Esports and Game Design

Course Duration

Full-time 8 months
Part-time 12 months


Advanced Diploma

Awarded By

Programme Overview

This course is designed to impart both theoretical and applied Esports support knowledge to students with some basic knowledge of Esports as well as game design and development skills. It aims to enhance the learners knowledge and practical skills in both Esports management and game design and development with skills to create and animate games as well as produce Esports events and manage the Esports community.


The Esports Academy is a centre of excellence for esports and youth leadership created by Singapore’s Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA). The academy aims to equip youths with skills and values such as leadership, team work and communication to strive towards their aspirations and grow in their careers. The academy deploys a learn-by-playing approach using competitive video games to create the learning environment. The academy also uses peer learning methods of training, creating opportunities for young trainees to interact with esports professionals, allowing them to cross share experiences and tell stories.

Delivery Model
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions.

January, May, September

January, May, September

Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 7490 S$ 9844
Part-Time S$ 7490 NA
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 52.43 S$ 68.91
Non-Refundable Application Fees
S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees
NIL S$ 321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Normal Entry

Minimum Age: 19
Academic Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Esports and Game Design awarded by Informatics Academy; OR
  • Polytechnic diploma in a related field; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications

English Language:

  • Certificate in Proficiency in English awarded by Informatics Academy; OR
  • GCE ‘O’ Level – C6; OR
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
Alternative Entry

Mature candidates (30 years old and above) may be considered for mature entry on a case-by-case basis, if they have:

  • Completed Secondary Education;
  • Fulfilled English language proficiency requirement; and
  • Eight years working experience in a related field.

Assessment Structure Assignment Test Project
3D Models and Animation NA NA 100%
Advanced Game Programming NA NA 100%
Artificial Intelligence and Game Development NA NA 100%
Business of Esports 50% 50% NA
Community Management 30% NA 70%
Creating Games for Handheld Devices NA NA 100%
Games Architecture and Design 50% 50% NA
Production in Esports 30% NA 70%

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded with a Advanced Diploma in Esports and Game Design awarded by Informatics Academy.