Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming (Fast-Track)

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Program Code: 3129

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Fast-track program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: is@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

The Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming (Fast Track) program will see students gain direct admission into the second year (third semester) of this three-year program and receive an advanced diploma in four semesters — if they are qualified college or university graduates with a software background.

Whether students love the classics or the latest games, they will partake in Interactive Gaming courses that will teach them to participate in numerous phases of game development (game design, three-dimensional graphics programming, simulation design and multiplayer online game programming).

This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will emphasize:

  • Object-oriented software design methodologies
  • User-oriented interface design
  • Software testing
  • QA
  • C#
  • Java
  • Advanced graphics
  • Web game programming
  • HTML5/JavaScript
  • Unity3D
  • Mobile application development
  • Game and simulation design

In addition to obtaining theoretical knowledge, students will complete two software development projects. To be successful in these "real world" game/simulations/applications, they will have to utilize all the technical and business skills acquired during their studies to build higher quality software.

Once students complete Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming (Fast Track), they will be prepared to work as software developers in the gaming industry. Who knew those years of video games would count as resume experience?

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
COMP-214 Advanced Database Concepts Progress Campus
COMP-229 Web Application Development Progress Campus
COMP-246 Object Oriented Software Engineering Progress Campus
COMP-305 Game Programming 1 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-124 Fundamentals of Computer Networks Progress Campus
COMP-212 Programming 3 Progress Campus
COMP-228 Java Programming Progress Campus
COMP-311 Software Testing and Quality Assurance Progress Campus
COMP-391 Introduction to Game and Simulation Progress Campus
ENGL-253 Advanced Business Communications Progress Campus
MATH-210 Linear Algebra and Statistics Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-307 IT Project Management Progress Campus
COMP-231 Software Development Project I Progress Campus
COMP-303 Java EE Programming Progress Campus
COMP-304 Wireless Programming Progress Campus
COMP-394 Practical Game Design Progress Campus
COMP-396 Game Programming 2 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-329 Business and ICT Progress Campus
COMP-308 Emerging Technologies Progress Campus
COMP-313 Software Development Project 2 Progress Campus
COMP-392 Advanced Graphics Progress Campus
COMP-395 Simulation Design Progress Campus
COMP-397 Web Game Programming Progress Campus
EMPS-102 Employment Skills 2 Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

SpongeLab, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Toronto Stock Exchange, CIBC, Bell Canada, Hudson's Bay Company, IBM Canada and ManuLife

Program Highlights

  • Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming (Fast Track) courses will include the use of leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.
  • Project-based learning will be a key component of the offering.
  • Students will learn from and interact with knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members who have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
  • The program also offers a co-op option (program #3139). If students choose this version of the offering, they will participate in a paid co-op experience that will start in the fourth semester and allow them to gain practical experience and network.

Accreditation

  • The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) and the Canadian Council of Technician and Technologies (CCTT) jointly approved accreditation of this program in 2011. This joint accreditation is the first of its kind in Canada. Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either CIPS or their provincial engineering technology association.
     
  • The Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming (Fast Track) program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Software developer
  • Software tester
  • Game programmer
  • Mobile application developer
  • User interface developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Web application developer
  • Database administrator
  • Applications or software support

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

  • Transcript and resume review is required
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessmentis required (must score 170 or 171 for admission)

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $950.00 $3,717.00
International $12,800.00 $2,145.00 $14,945.00