Simulation and Game Programming Overview
If you enjoy electronic games and you are curious about what goes on behind the games, then consider a career in Simulation and Game Programming. In 2.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Simulation and Game Programming.
This program focuses on "real world" simulation, game programming, modeling, and incorporating fundamentals of computer programming.
ECPI can help you take your career beyond the game! The curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in a variety of industries including:
- Product Design
- Military Simulation and Training
- Educational, Corporate, and Medical Training
An Associate Degree program is also available which prepares the graduate for entry-level employment in the Simulation and Game Programming field.
For more information about this program, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Simulation and Game Programming Program Description
What You Can Learn in Simulation and Game Programming
Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive and "real world" hands-on education, you can:
- Create simulation and modeling software programs.
- Apply math, logic, and science skills to create 2D/3D interactive programs.
- Learn project management skills.
- Gain firsthand experience through externships.
In addition to general education, the program focuses on:
- 2D/3D Animation/Graphics Programming and Modeling
- Simulation and Game Engine Design
- Programming Simulations of Systems
- Database Scripting
Upon graduation, you will understand the "team-oriented" nature of this field from a program developer's perspective.
Where You Can Go in Simulation and Game Programming
Simulation and Game Programming professionals are employed in a wide spectrum of areas.
- Systems Analysis
- Computer Programming
- Database Design and Administration
- Aircraft and Automobile/Truck Driving Simulation
- Design and Development of "Virtual" Products to Support Education, Corporate, Medical and Military areas
Future Possible Careers for This Program
|11.0804||Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation|
|15-1111.00||Computer and Information Research Scientists|
|15-1132.00||Computer Software Engineers, Applications|
|27-1014.00||Multi-Media Artists and Animators|
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 31 months to complete.
59% of graduates from this program finish in this time.
The median time for graduates to complete this program is 30 months.
What is the total cost of this program for me?
At ECPI University, programs are competitively priced and are designed to help you achieve your goals. Through our year-round schedule, you could earn your Bachelor's degree in 2.5 years. That can give you the edge over students at other colleges who might still be attending class.
|Program Cost/Tuition Chart|
|Books & Supplies||$2,280.00|
|Tuition and Fees||$56,070.00|
Foundation course requirements can result in additional costs and increase the time to graduation. Actual cost may vary depending on actual time to graduate, and subject to any necessary tuition increases. (for all programs and schools)
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is:
|Federal Median Loans||$25,695.00|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$285.00|