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Unity Training/Certification Programme

To provide diversified learning opportunities to students from time to time, COMP collaborates with various well-known corporations in the IT industry in order to strengthen students' practical skills and enhance their employability in this modern digital era.

On 19 January, Mr Marek Marchlewicz, Unity Evangelist from Unity Shanghai, came to PolyU to deliver a special training session introducing the latest Unity technologies about Cinemachine and fluid simulation.

Recently, COMP launched a five-month Unity Training/Certification Programme with the aim of assisting students to prepare for the Unity Certified Developer examination in June. It is currently the only professional certification in the games industry. To get certified, candidates have to pass a rigorous test of technical and problem solving skills designed by specialists and experts from the games, 3D and interactive industries.

The training programme includes workshops as well as intensive revisions and exercises by different trainers and game developers. It will help to enhance students’ programming skills in general. Previous candidates are also invited to share their experience.

Having such certification allows students to demonstrate their applied knowledge, foundational game design and technical programming skills that meet the industry standards and facilitates their career development in the games industry. In addition to the technical training, we also invited a COMP alumnus to share his story of running a game start-up and representative from Tencent to talk about the prospect of the games industry. We hope that the students will understand what options are available and how to plan for their career after attaining the certification.

Unity Technologies offers a platform for creating attractive and engaging 2D, 3D, VR, and AR games and apps. The Unity game engine is one of the most popular game development engines used in the market.