The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems (CST BTech) 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. Graduates are awarded a credential that is highly valued by the industry.
The CST BTech full-time program is a two-year degree completion program for students who have graduated from a two-year diploma in computing, such as the BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) or Computer Information Technology (CIT) program. Students who have completed other computing diploma or degree programs at an accredited college or university, whether locally or internationally, may be admitted into the program by completing pre-entry assessment and a few bridging courses.
The specialty areas for the next September Intake are:
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 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 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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There are two sets of course components, followed by a practicum, also known as the Major Project(s).
In the Major Project(s), students apply their specialty knowledge in a real-life project, or complete an applied-research project, under the supervision of a committee. Our full-time format offers students mentoring, and practical software development experience. Courses are taught during the day, but evening courses or Web-based courses may be included. Delivery is cohort-based offering opportunities for ongoing interaction and collaboration.
The Games Development Option is designed to equip students with critical skills in multi-disciplinary areas required in the industry. Students will learn advanced programming techniques, graphics and audio design, higher level mathematics (3D graphics, calculus, analytical geometry), physics and artificial intelligence concept. This option is suitable for students interested in combining creativity and advanced programming to develop games. It is also a good fit for IT professionals wanting to change or advance their career.
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