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Computer Systems (Games Development Option)

24 months
23958 CAD/year
6842 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Computer Systems (Games Development Option) program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology is an applied career-enhancement degree, designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of computer professionals; assisting them in widening their career opportunities and advancing along their career paths.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Games Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Games Design Fundamentals
  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Linear Algebra and Applications for Computing
  • Storytelling Techniques in Games

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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
Work Experience: A minimum of 3 months relevant work experience (450 hours). This requirement will be reviewed by the program area during the pre-entry assessment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23958 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11979 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6842 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3421 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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