SAE Institute was founded in 1976 by Dr Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia offering post-secondary courses in audio engineering. SAE Institute has since grown to become the world’s largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries and an expanded course portfolio in creative media technologies with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition.
In the United Kingdom, SAE Institute has 4 campuses in London, Liverpool, Glasgow and the world headquarters in Oxford.
SAE Institute is accredited by Middlesex University, London UK. Students enrolled in a validated programme will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion of their studies. SAE Institute UK is a partner in Middlesex University Skillset Academy, a member of Study UK and a listed body on the register of the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.
The Programmes and Pathways
BA or BSc (Hons)
The games programming degree results in a BSc (Hons), whilst all other degree programmes result in either a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons). The award is determined by the nature of the final project which is the final module on the programme. This ensures that our students all get the same level of creative practical training while earning 360 credit points (180 European Credit Transfer Points) and their unique approach and path is reflected by the project they produce.
Diploma in Higher Education
SAE Institute offers 2-year degree programmes which have an exit point after 16 months. Upon successful completion of this 16-month programme, students are awarded a Diploma in Higher Education which earns 240 credit points. The Diploma of Higher Education is also an approved entry point, so students can choose to enrol on just the 16-month programme.
On completing the DipHE programme students may study towards a BA/BSc (Hons) in their chosen field by completing the final 8 months of the 2-year programme. The Diploma of Higher Education is particularly suited for media graduates who are seeking to learn the practical skills they need to complement their existing qualifications.
Certificate of Higher Education
The SAE Glasgow campus also offers a Certificate of Higher Education. It provides an alternative pathway allowing students who successfully complete the programme to progress onto the final 8 months of the Diploma of Higher Education.