The Diploma in Game Development is designed to provide students with Computer Science or Software Engineering backgrounds the opportunity to acquire the specific skills and experience necessary to begin a career in the computer gaming industry.
Students will be required to have completed a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or in Software Engineering from an accredited university.
Admission will be limited, competitive, and determined on a case-by-case basis. Students in the program will be required to maintain a minimum average of 70% in all courses in the Diploma in Game Development program, with no single mark below 60%. All students will be admitted to the Diploma in Game Development according to the policies and guidelines for admission to the University. Non-Western students must first apply through the Welcome to Western website: http://welcome.uwo.ca/preview/admissions/parttime.html. In addition, prospective students must complete the application form for the Diploma in Game Development provided by Western Continuing Studies. Students who are currently enrolled at Western are required to complete only the Western Continuing Studies application form. Visit our website at www.uwo.ca/cstudies for full program information.
Application deadline: March 1 (non-Western applicants), March 31 (Western applicants) to be considered for admission for the Fall Term.
A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering from a recognized, accredited university is required.
Transfer of credit for non-Western courses will be determined by the Department of Computer Science and will not be granted for more than 50% (or 2.5) courses. Similarly, a maximum of 2.5 courses already taken as part of an undergraduate degree (Computer Science or Engineering) at Western may count towards the fulfillment of the Diploma program requirements.
Students must have all prerequisites for the courses and may be required to take additional courses at the discretion of the Department of Computer Science.
Note: Not all courses may be offered in every calendar year.
3.0 courses: Computer Science 3346A/B, Computer Science 3388A/B, Computer Science 4474A/B, Computer Science 4480Y, Computer Science 4482A/B and Computer Science 4483A/B.
1.5 courses from: Computer Science 3101A/B, Computer Science 3357A/B, Computer Science 3377A/B, Computer Science 4402A/B, Computer Science 4442A/B, Computer Science 4457A/B/Y, Computer Science 4487A/B, Computer Science 4488A/B, the former Computer Science 3374A/B.
0.5 course from: 2100 level or higher in Applied Mathematics, Calculus, Differential Equations, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Statistical Sciences; or 2200 level or higher in Visual Arts or in Writing.