Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Specialization in Game Development

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program with Specialization in Game Development is tailored to prepare students for a career in the dynamic and rapidly growing field of game development. Students gain a solid foundation in computer science principles and theory, along with specialized knowledge and skills in game design, development, and production.

Distinct Features of the Program

  1. Comprehensive Computer Science Curriculum: The program offers a rigorous curriculum covering core computer science concepts such as algorithms, data structures, programming languages, software engineering, and computer graphics, providing students with a strong theoretical foundation in computer science.
  2. Specialization in Game Development: Students could specialize in game development, gaining expertise in areas such as game design, game programming, game engine development, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and interactive storytelling, preparing them for careers in the gaming industry.
  3. Hands-on Game Development Experience: Practical hands-on experience is emphasized through project-based learning, game development workshops, and internships, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge to the creation of interactive and immersive gaming experiences. 
  4. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Access to specialized laboratories, and industry-standard game development tools and software provides students with the resources they need to develop and prototype games.
  5. Expert Faculty: Our faculty members are experienced game developers, designers, and researchers, with a passion for teaching and mentoring students. They bring a wealth of industry experience and academic expertise to the classroom, ensuring that students receive practical insights and guidance.
  6. Collaborative Projects: Collaboration with students from other disciplines such as art, music, and storytelling enables students to work on interdisciplinary game projects, fostering teamwork, creativity, and innovation.

Opportunities Provided by the Program

  1. Game Development Internships: Students can gain practical experience through internships with leading game development studios, indie game companies, and game publishers, providing valuable exposure to real-world game development processes and industry practices.
  2. Research Opportunities: Engage in game development research projects with faculty mentors, contributing to advancements in game technology, game design theory, and interactive storytelling. Participation in game development conferences and publications enhances students’ academic and professional profiles.
  3. Professional Development: Access to workshops, seminars, and industry events enables students to enhance their technical skills, creative abilities, and business acumen, preparing them for successful careers in game development, entrepreneurship, or further academic pursuits.
  4. Networking: Membership in game development organizations such as the International Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) and participation in game jams, hackathons, and gaming events facilitate networking with game industry professionals, indie developers, and potential employers.
  5. Portfolio Development: Build a comprehensive portfolio of game projects showcasing your skills, creativity, and expertise in game development, which can be used to demonstrate your capabilities to potential employers or as part of your graduate school applications.

Program Education Objectives (PEO)

Three to five years after graduation, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Specialization in Game Development alumni shall have.
  • PEO 1. Applied their specialization in computing discipline with morally upright and ethical responsibilities.
  • PEO 2. Attained the best industry practices in the field of computer science by acquiring at least a team leader position or being an expert in the field of specialization.
  • PEO 3. Gained at least an ICT-related award, recognition, certification, or continuous professional development that is locally or internationally accepted.

Institutional Graduate Attributes (IGA)

  • GA 1. Collaborative and Team Leaders
  • GA 2. Competent Lifelong Learners
  • GA 3. Critical Thinkers and Problem Solver
  • GA 4. Committed and Values Driven Leaders
  • GA 5. Creative and Innovative Leaders

Program Quality Assurance

  • PACUCOA Level 3

National Qualification Framework

  • Level 6 (Philippine Qualification Framework)

Reference CMO

  • CMO 25 series 2015- Policies, Standards and Guidelines for BS Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BSCS can have professions and careers as
  • Game Designer 
  • Indie Game Developer 
  • Mobile Game Developer
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Developer 
  •  Educational Software Developer 
  •  Game Publisher 
  •  Game Distributor 
  •  Game Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Game Engine Developer 
  •  Interactive Media and Experiential Marketing Simulator 
  • Training Software Developer 

Student Outcomes (SO)

The students should attain the following by the time of graduation:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Use current techniques, skill, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  4. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  5. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired need.
  6. Observe professional, ethical, and legal standards and social responsibility.
  7. Apply mathematical foundation, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modelling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the trade-offs involved in design choices.
  8. Function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal.
  9. Effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Admission Criteria and Requirements

  • For Freshmen
    • Form 138 (Report Card) 
    • Form 137 (Transcript of Record) 
    • Good Moral Character Certificate 
    • Original PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate 
    • 2 pcs Identical 2 x 2 ID Photo with white background and name tag 
  • For Transferees
    • Certificate of Transfer Credentials
    • Certificate of Grades
    • Course description with Course Content
    • Good Moral Character Certificate
    • Transcript of Records
    • Original PS Authenticated Birth Certificate
    • 2 pcs Identical 2 x 2 ID Photo with white background and name tag

Requirements needed to graduate

  1. Complete Academic Requirements
  2. Passing the Final Oral Defense for Design Project

Summary Units of BSCPE Courses

A. General Education Courses  50
B. Common Courses  21 
C. Professional Courses  72 
D. Professional Electives  12 
E. Institutional Required 

Program Duration: 4 years

Date Written: April 21, 2024