Programme Overview

Qualification
BSc (Hons)
Provider
SIT & DigiPen Institute of Technology
Duration
4 years
Total credits
240
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2023
Next intake
Campus location
SIT@SP Building

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development is a four-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and DigiPen Institute of Technology.  

The programme arms students with a strong foundation in mathematics, programming and design theory. Building off this strong foundation, they will be well-versed in programming game logic, interaction design, artificial intelligence, databases, design tools and game design theory for digital and non-digital games, level design, system design, and UI/UX design. This programme will address the growing need of the local industry for software engineers that have deep design skills and understanding of user experience in the current digital age.

Curriculum Highlights
Students focus on the following core areas of study:

  • Software Engineering Projects
  • Game Implementation Techniques 
  • Introduction to Game Design 
  • UI/UX Design
  • Artificial Intelligence for Games 
  • 12-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
  • Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme are prepared to enter the video game industry as

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Interactive Mobile Application Programmer
  • VR/AR Software Developer
  • Tools Programmer
  • Level Designer
  • UI/UX Designer and Developer
  • Gameplay Designer/Programmer

Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of 12 months, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.

Overseas Immersion Program

The Overseas Immersion Program (OIP) is mandatory for students in the BSc (Hons) Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development program. Students will study for one trimester at DigiPen Institute of Technology’s U.S. campus in Redmond, Washington, attending lectures, labs, and industry seminars. Students will interact with American professors and mentors while experiencing life in a different culture with their overseas peers.

Career Options

  • Software Engineer 
  • Software Developer
  • Interactive Mobile Application Programmer
  • VR/AR Software Developer 
  • Tools Programmer
  • Level Designer 
  • Gameplay Designer/Programmer

Programme Structure (AY2022/23)*

Module Title Credits
Computer Environment 6
Linear Algebra and Geometry 6
High-Level Programming 1 6
Software Engineering Project 1 6
Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 6
High-Level Programming 2 6
Game Implementation Techniques 5
Software Engineering Project 2 6
Introduction to Game Design 6
Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2 6
Operating Systems 6
Modern C++ Design Patterns 6
Software Engineering Project 3 6
Discrete Mathematics 6
Motion Dynamics and Lab 6
Data Structures 6
Software Engineering Project 4 6
System Design Methods 6
Artificial Intelligence for Games 6
Linear Algebra 6
Introduction to Psychology 6
Level Design 6
Algorithm Analysis 6
Probability and Statistics 6
Software Engineering Project 5 6
Technical Design Methods 6
Machine Learning 6
Mobile and Cloud Computing 6
Introduction to Virtual Reality 6
Software Engineering Project 6 6
User Interface and User Experience Design 6
Integrated Work Study Programme 30
Capstone Project 10
Module Title Credits
Digital Competency Essentials 2
Critical Thinking and Communicating 4
Introduction to Design Innovation 2
Interdisciplinary Design Innovation 4
Social Innovation Project 3

* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

Eligibility and Exemption

    Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics, NUS High School Diploma graduates and equivalent qualifications are welcome to apply. Applicants who hold local diplomas from other local institutions and other qualifications equivalent to Year-12 formal qualifications may be considered for admission to selected programmes on a case-by-case basis.

    Subject to approval, diploma applicants may be granted module exemptions, based on the modules taken and minimum grades achieved in their diploma.

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    • A pass in one of the following H2 subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in H1 Mathematics
    • Obtained passes in at least two H2 subjects and offered either General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements.
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    • A pass in one of the following HL subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in SL Mathematics
    • Obtained a minimum grade five for at least two HL and one SL subjects and the IB Diploma while satisfying the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements.
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    Fees and Finances

      Subsidised fees per credit
      $180.50
      Total credit
      240
      Tuition fees: $43,320.00 for SG Citizens / $159,088.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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      Subsidised fees per credit
      $350.00
      Total credit
      240
      Tuition fees: $84,000.00 for Permanent Resident / $159,088.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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      Subsidised fees per credit
      $471.87
      Total credit
      240
      Tuition fees: $113,248.80 for International Student / $159,088.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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      • Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
      • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
      • International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.