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Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (Games Development Option) (Co-op Optional) British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby Campus British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby Campus, Canada

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CAD 30900

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 154

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BScACS) degree will prepare graduates with advanced computing skills for careers in the computing profession as software engineers, programming analysts, and software designers. The program will prepare students for the challenges of the computing field by giving them knowledge (breadth and depth) that combines theory and practice, and by offering opportunities to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creative abilities. In addition to the applied nature of the BScACS program, the curriculum also provides an excellent academic foundation for graduate studies in either computer science or
applied computing.

BScACS will require successful completion of the Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma (or equivalent of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education in Computing from a recognized institution) and will comprise an additional 65.0 credits, preparing graduates with increased depth of theoretical knowledge and advanced computing skills.

The Games Development Option 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.

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Additional Information

Program Level Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 86 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have post-secondary education in Computing from a recognized institution recognized institution, which consists of:
    • 6.0 credits of English or communications
    • 6.0 credits of math, with a minimum of 3.0 credits in discrete math
    • 3.0 credits of statistics
    • 27.0 credits of computing, with a minimum of 3.0 credits in each of the following seven courses:
      • Algorithms and data structures
      • Computer architecture
      • Database
      • Data communications and networking
      • Object-oriented programming
      • Procedural programming
      • Systems analysis and design
  • Required Course(s):
    • English Studies 12 (67%) or
    • 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
    • Mandatory International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

6.5 IELTS Score
86 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 154

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12000 Per year

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