Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming

Program Code: 3109

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

Software Engineering Technology – Interactive Gaming will see you graduate with an advanced diploma and the know-how you need to launch a career in the game software industry.

Whether you love the classics or today’s technologically advanced games, you will learn to participate in various phases of the game development, such as:

  • Game design;
  • Three-dimensional graphics programming;
  • Simulation design;
  • Multiplayer online game programming.

Centennial’s Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming program will also emphasize object-oriented software design methodologies and user-oriented interface design, software testing and QA, C#, Java, advanced graphics, Web game programming, HTML5/JavaScript, Unity3D, mobile application development, game and simulation design, and more.

To underscore the applied focus of the curriculum, the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will include two software development projects. These “real world” game/simulations/applications will require you to utilize all the technical and business skills acquired during your studies to build higher quality software.

Who knew those years of video games would count as resume experience?

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in software may gain direct admission into semester three of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3129).

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
COMP-100 Programming I Progress Campus
COMP-120 Software Engineering Fundamentals Progress Campus
COMP-213 Web Interface Design Progress Campus
GNED-219 The Canadian Workplace Experience Progress Campus
MATH-175 Functions and Number Systems Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMP-122 Introduction to Database Concepts Progress Campus
COMP-123 Programming 2 Progress Campus
COMP-125 Client-Side Web Development Progress Campus
COMP-225 Software Engineering Methodologies 1 Progress Campus
COMP-301 Unix/Linux Operating Systems Progress Campus
COMP-391 Introduction to Game and Simulation Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
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
MATH-185 Discrete Mathematics Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
COMP-212 Programming 3 Progress Campus
COMP-228 Java Programming Progress Campus
COMP-311 Software Testing and Quality Assurance Progress Campus
ENGL-253 Advanced Business Communications Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH-210 Linear Algebra and Statistics Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-124 Fundamentals of Computer Networks Progress Campus
CNET-307 IT Project Management Progress Campus
COMP-231 Software Development Project I Progress Campus
COMP-304 Wireless Programming Progress Campus
COMP-394 Practical Game Design Progress Campus
COMP-396 Game Programming 2 Progress Campus
Semester 6
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, CIBC, Bell Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, IBM Canada, ManuLife and Royal Bank.

Program Highlights

  • Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming courses will be delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.
  • The offering will employ project-based learning.
  • Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members from the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
  • Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming is also presented in a co-op version (program #3119). If you choose this option, you will gain practical experience in the field and network before graduation.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Davenport University, USA
  • Laurentian University, Ontario
  • Ryerson University, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario


  • 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 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).
  • OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes the Software Engineering Technology - Interactive Gaming program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist category.

Career Outlook

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

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment 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 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 For more information go to 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

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

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

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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

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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)

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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.