About the Program
The Computer Systems (Games Development Option) program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology is a multi-disciplinary program that combines creativity with advanced knowledge in a range of computer programming areas. It is designed to equip students with the critical skills required to succeed in a fast-paced and rapidly growing industry.
Students will learn advanced programming techniques, game design (including visuals and audio), higher-level mathematics (3D graphics, calculus, analytical geometry, linear algebra), physics and artificial intelligence concepts. The program includes a variety of tools and frameworks used in the industry such as Unity3D, and OpenGL. These tools and frameworks are put to practical use in the development, testing and management of game applications, ultimately culminating in a major project showcasing students’ skills.
Upon graduation, students will have developed skills that are highly marketable and transferable, giving them the flexibility to pursue careers in game development, as well as in other areas of software development such as a computer programmer or software engineer.
- Computer Games Development
- Software Engineering
- Games Design Fundamentals
- Critical Reading and Writing
- Linear Algebra and Applications for Computing
- Storytelling Techniques in Games
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesVideo Games & Animation Computer Sciences Software Engineering View 244 other Bachelors in Computer Sciences in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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Applicants must have a pre-assessment with the program area to identify pre-entry courses and have their work experience reviewed and assessed prior to applying
English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
- English Studies 12 (67%) or
- English First Peoples 12 (67%) or
- Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses or
- 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
Post-secondary education: A minimum of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education from a recognized institution, of which 42.0 credits must include:
- 6.0 credits of English or communications
- 6.0 credits of math, including 3.0 credits of discrete math
- 3.0 credits of statistics
- 27.0 credits of computing
International23958 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11979 CAD per semester during 24 months.
National6842 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3421 CAD per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Burnaby
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