Information Technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship
|Location:||UOIT, North Oshawa|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Business and Information Technology|
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
|Additional information:||Faculty of Business and Information Technology website|
Game Development and Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with a wide range of game design and programming expertise. Students are immersed in the game development process from day one and build complete video games each semester. Successful students develop their knowledge and skills in a diverse team environment and learn to work with programmers, artists and designers to create innovative products that push the medium to its limits.
|Admission requirements:||Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a recommended minimum average of 60 per cent and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) with a recommended minimum average of 60 per cent. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the admissions section of Future Students at www.uoit.ca.
Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.
|Last year's cut-off:||75 per cent|
|Expected cut-off:||Mid to high 70s|
|Program Curriculum:||Sample courses:
Business of Gaming
Creative Writing and Narrative Concepts
Game Development Workshop
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Programming
Linear Algebra and Physics for Games
Object Oriented Programming
Principles of Marketing
A full program map is available in the 2013-2014 Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.
This program offers students who have successfully completed two years of study, and who have achieved a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B average on a 4.3 scale), an opportunity to engage in a contracted learning partnership with businesses in the Durham Region, Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and around the globe. Faculty members may provide links to various internship placement opportunities or a student may secure an employer who meets the criteria as prescribed by the Faculty of Business and Information Technology.
|Career opportunities:||Graduates from the Game Development and Entrepreneurship major are prepared for all roles in the game development field and are equipped with the knowledge required to launch their own game development enterprise.
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) also prepares graduates for a variety of post-graduate opportunities.