Diploma in Esports and Game Design

Course Duration

Full-time 8 months
Part-time 12 months



Awarded By

Programme Overview

This course is designed to prepare students with the fundamentals of game development and Esports knowledge. It aims to introduce the exponential growth of Esports tournament events and the trend of live streaming of major Esports tournament events, together with concept of game design theories and game programming. It is developed to fulfill the education needs of becoming a technical game developer, and professionals that handle the management of Esports teams and events, and streaming of Esports events.


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 workshop conducted in 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$ 6933.60 S$ 9244.80
Part-Time S$ 6933.60 NA
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 48.54 S$ 64.71
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: 18
Academic Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Foundation Skills awarded by Informatics Academy; OR
  • 2 GCE ‘A’ Level; OR
  • IB Diploma or other equivalent pre-university certifications

English Language:

  • Certificate in Proficiency in English awarded by Informatics Academy; OR
  • GCE ‘O’ Level – C6; OR
  • IELTS 5.5 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
event management 30% NA 70%
fundamentals of esports 50% 50% NA
graphics and sound processing NA NA 100%
games development in c++ NA NA 100%
gaming platforms and documentation 50% 50% NA
live streaming 30% NA 70%
mathematics for game development NA 100% NA
team management 30% NA 70%
Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the Diploma in Esports and Game Design awarded by Informatics Academy.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Esports and Game Design awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for an Informatics Academy Advanced Diploma in Esports and Game Design.