2 Courses Required

This micro-credential verifies that students successfully completed CSDM-N159 and CSDM-N259, achieving intermediate competency in Unity. Topics include working with 2D and 3D models, game objects, intermediate scripts, and applying materials, lighting, and sound, game story flows, environment and level design, navigation, modifying game assets, animation, character controllers, input and game states. Demonstrations, presentations, and discussions about the game experience such as rules, play, and culture, support the design process. Critical play and design exercises will supplement the hands-on, in engine learning environment.


  • Students must successfully complete the two (2) required courses within one (1) year
  • Alternatively, students who have not taken the SCS required courses, but are able to demonstrate these competencies acquired through academic or professional experience, may obtain the micro-credential by completing a SCS Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition review.
  • Students must submit the online micro-credential request form along with the administrative fee to obtain the micro-credential and digital badge.

Earning Your Micro-credential Badge

As part of the modules in each micro-credential, you will complete assignments and exercises outlined in each micro-credential. These build towards the required evidence for each micro-credential that is submitted at the end of the micro-credential modules.

Successfully demonstrated application the key outcomes as part of the required evidencing will be recognized with a digital badge for the specific micro-credential. A link to the badge will be sent via email that can be added to resumes and posted on social media platforms.

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credential is a new model that uses short, focused credentials to verify mastery of a skill or competency, and is designed to target high-demand skills, leading to faster hiring.

The process offers a digital credential, which is the official certification of the acquisition of an individual’s skills or capabilities. It is awarded in a digital form, which is verified, secure and shareable with peers, employers and educational providers.

Why micro-credentials now?

Micro-credentials can be used to recognize both vertical and transversal skills. Coupled with the in-depth learning obtained in a field of study, micro-credentials can be used to present a more holistic view of an individual’s abilities and achievements.

In today’s fast-changing workforce and emerging gig economy, a nimble recognition system is essential for both professionals and employers, who are increasingly moving towards skill or competency-based hiring.

To learn more about micro-credentials, please visit the eCampusOntario website.

Additional Details


Game Design Micro-credential