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Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Scripting and User Experience)


In the Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Scripting and User Experience), students will develop an understanding and application of user-centred design, scripting, game mechanics and dynamics. They will learn the fundamentals of scripting to create the desired application behaviours and engage in the development of workplace skills desired by this industry.

Key topics covered within the program include:

  • User-centered design principles and practices
  • Scripting
  • Game design and testing
  • Mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics principles of game design
  • Creative problem solving
  • Critical reflection
  • Working under supervision in a paraprofessional role
  • Introductory design and critical reflection processes
  • Technical pipelines and workflow

To complement your technical skills, you will learn:

  • Employability skills specific to creative media
  • Communication, including how to communicate specialist technical and creative ideas and perspectives in the games and user experience disciplines to others
  • Introductory project production practises
  • Teamwork and collaboration in the context of creative media

Upon completion, you will be eligible for up to 30 credit points towards the Diploma of Game Development.

 Graduate roles may include

  • Junior game developer
  • Junior game designer
  • Transmedia developer
  • Junior UI / UX designer
  • Junior interaction designer
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney



SAE has implemented a remote flexible learning option for current and future students. The range of tools developed by SAE will not only allow students to collaborate online but also gain experience in remote working practices widely used within the creative industries. From day one you'll start creating using the latest software and equipment, under the guidance of expert lectures.

  • Use industry-standard software such as Adobe XD, middleware and development packages such as Unreal Engine and Unity
  • Learn as part of a small class
  • Learn from lecturers with extensive game experience and industry connections
  • Apply industry-standard project management methodologies throughout your studies.

Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Scripting and User Experience)

This hands-on undergraduate certificate develops students’ skills and knowledge in applying scripting and user experience to game development. Focusing on the core technical and programming skills, students will create engaging experiences that are applicable to a wide range of paraprofessional industry roles and applications in the area of health, tourism, medical, military and entertainment.

Hardware & Software Requirements

The Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Scripting and User Experience) is a program supported by SAE’s Australian campus infrastructure and facilities. Students wishing to enrol in the program are advised that they will require access to the following specialised hardware and software resources to complete the projects contained within the program;

  • Windows or Mac computer


  • Unity game engine
  • Unreal Engine
  • Visual Studio
  • Adobe XD


Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Scripting and User Experience)
Game ScriptingGame Mechanics and DynamicsUser Centred Design
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
Trimester 1
Game Scripting
Game Mechanics and Dynamics
User Centred Design
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit

Key Info


    1 Trimester Normal Full Time


    Sep 2021


    Enrol By: 24 Sep 2021

    Trimester Start: 20 Sep 2021

    Trimester End: 17 Dec 2021


    Short Course

Entry requirements

SAE recognises that preparation for study is not restricted to formal educational attainment and that valuable skills development can be gained through relevant experience.

Our Experience-based Entry Scheme allows you to be considered for entry to an undergraduate course through an assessment of your ability to succeed in higher education.

SAE will review applications on a case by case basis if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age

  • Do not have the formal qualifications required for direct entry

  • Seek admission to courses on the basis of your aptitude for higher learning and skills development through professional, work, life experience and non-accredited study.

To apply via Experience Based Entry, students are required to undertake an interview with an assigned representative of SAE and provide supporting evidence that may include:

  • Records of any formal educational qualifications attained

  • Evidence of any informal studies undertaken

  • References relating to work history relevant to the chosen field of study (if applicable)

  • A resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • A portfolio of relevant materials that demonstrates creative aptitude, knowledge, technical skills and abilities. 

In addition, candidates may also be asked to undertake an exam or written assignment to satisfactorily demonstrate capacity to meet the course requirements or provide examples and/or portfolio of work.

In all cases Experience Based Entry into a Higher Education course will only be granted to students with a minimum Year 10 level of schooling.

Fees and Payments

Credit and recognition of prior learning

SAE may recognise your prior learning and may grant credit towards satisfying the requirements for a VET or a higher-level program. This is applied where previous learning is considered equivalent to the content and learning outcomes prescribed for modules within the program.

For full details, please refer to SAE's policy on recognition of prior learning and credit transfers.

Find more information on how to apply and the enrolment process here, or call 1800 723 338 to speak with a course advisor.


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