Computer Technology Endorsement

With advances in technology, demand for computer engineering specialists is high. CIS hosts many social functions where undergraduates can meet graduate students and faculty members in a relaxed setting. CIS has a strong peer advising program, providing undergraduates with academic counseling, tutoring, and information on jobs and internships. The Women in Computer Science group allows female undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members to gather for discussions, guest speeches, and social occasions.

Like Neo in The Matrix, computer scientists can see and make sense of code. Computer science students will learn the fundamentals of different programming languages, linear and discrete mathematics, and software design and development. Computer scientists study the machine itself and understand how and why various computer processes operate the way they do.

Secondly, much of the target demographic for computer science programs is non-traditional students, often those who are already in a career related to technology and need updated skills and credentials, or who are looking for a career change. For these students, an online degree programs allows them to keep their current jobs while working toward a degree that will help them get their next job.

This unit provides an introduction to concepts and techniques in computer games design, development and evaluation and a practical overview of programming for computer games, industries and audiences. It includes the history of computer games design, computer games design, documentation, development processes, evaluation procedures, level development, game abstraction and logic, game engines, game balancing, introduction to narrative and interactive fiction and interaction design and games. You will learn how to critically evaluate current debates in games design and apply practical production skills.

UAT’s Game Design degree focuses on the design principles, skills and techniques required to create mechanics, and design documents and functioning prototypes for innovative game projects. Video game design degree coursework emphasizes strong initial concepts, design documentation, game balancing and play-testing, interactive storytelling and interface design. Game Design degree students take critical approaches to game play, player interaction, community dynamics, and the unique features of various game platforms in the marketplace.