University Certificate in Game Development (UCGDP)
Note: The University Certificate in Game Development program is no longer accepting applications.
The University Certificate in Game Development and Programming (UCGDP) is designed to meet the needs of the game
industry by providing students with a solid technical base in game
development and programming. As well as, allowing students to further their career or academic interests.
UCGDP program features
UCGDP program is specially
designed for students who want to quickly get a credential in order to
find a job in the Gaming industry, or just to have taste of the
computing and information discipline before embarking on their study for
a full university degree
- Credits completed for the UCGDP may be used towards BSc CIS, if a student wants to further pursue a university degree.
curriculum: UCGDP is aimed to strike a balance between game development and programming, a balance between
theories and applications. Flexibility: Since all courses required for
completing the program are delivered online in a self-paced mode,
students can study whenever and wherever they like, which means they can
take the program while employed full-time; they can study less when they
are busy at work, and spend more time on courses when they are on leave
from work or on holidays. Students can complete a course within just
few weeks, or take up to a year with paid extensions.
empowerment: Courses required for completing the program are delivered
through modern computing and e-learning technology and systems, which
are continuously being developed and enhanced.
- Help and
mentorship: From the beginning of their program studies, help and
mentorship are available to students from a variety of sources such as
program director, program advisors, professors and tutors. Students have
the maximum freedom in their learning schedule and learning style, but
they are not alone.
- Interactions: For every course, a tutor
is assigned to each student. Students can interact with the tutor for
everything related to the course content. Timely responses can be
expected from tutors in all cases. Through course forums and other
computer mediated communication utilities, students in the same course
can interact with each other for help and sharing ideas.