DLSU partners with Ubisoft for new academic programs

ubisoft-boost-post

In its constant pursuit to promote technology research and innovation, De La Salle University forged a partnership with leading gaming industry player, Ubisoft. The partnership was formally announced on March 29 at the Makati Shangri La Hotel.

The DLSU College of Computer Studies and Ubisoft will launch two new undergraduate courses namely, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Major in Game Development beginning Academic Year 2017-2018, and Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing beginning Academic Year 2018-2019. Both programs will be housed at the DLSU Science and Technology Complex in Laguna.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major in Game Development is a 4-year degree program aimed to prepare students to become innovators and leaders in the growing game development industry in Asia. Students begin with theoretical foundations in computer science to enhance their skills in critical thinking, problem analysis, and software development. Armed with these skills and knowledge, students design and develop games; creating immersive game environments and believable characters, developing innovative game play and interfaces. Students will not only experience developing games for entertainment, but also invent games for learning, for innovating practices in various discplines, and for promoting local culture and global citizenship. This program is designed and delivered together with Ubisoft, a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services.

Graduates of the BS in Computer science major in Game Development program are ready to pursue a variety of entry- and intermediate-level positions in the areas of software engineering in general and video game development, in particular, including the following roles:

  • Computer programmer

  • Gameplay programmer

  • Tools programmer

  • Artificial Intelligence programmer

  • Mobile applications programmer

  • Web developer

  • Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Software Analyst

  • Game Designer

  • Level Designer

DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC shares, “The university recognizes the need to integrate industry-driven skills and experience into its technology research and innovation programs. The alliance with Ubisoft will help provide this. Moreover, this will add to the University’s globalized standards and give our students the opportunity to enrich their competencies in this field of study.”

Training programs and internships will also be supported by the partnership. Ubisoft personnel will participate in co-teaching services, while DLSU students will be prioritized for internships.

Admission Information

Applicants to the BS in Computer Science major in Game Development program must be passionate about software development, but they don’t necessarily need any prior programming experience to be successful. They should also be passionate about designing and making games. The ideal candidate will have strong math, science, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and have completed pre-calculus subjects prior to attending De La Salle University. Subjects in physics and computer science (i.e., computer programming, logic formulation, etc.) are also recommended.

This program is to be offered at the De La Salle University – Science and Technology Complex only. For more information, visit the website http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/default.asp

About DLSU-STC

The DLSU Science and Technology Complex is located in Binan, Laguna and is adjacent to Laguna Technopark in Santa Rosa City.  The 51-hectare campus is envisioned to become a key resource of scientific and technological innovations in the country and in the ASEAN region. The Complex houses two new infrastructures, the Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block and the Dr. George S.K. Ty Advanced Instrumentation Building, that will serve as the hub for research and development in science, technology, and engineering. It also has a new oval and football field for local and international athletic competitions.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2014-15 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,464 million. The DLSU Science and Technology Complex will be its 2nd studio in South East Asia. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

10 Responses to DLSU partners with Ubisoft for new academic programs

  1. Hi! May I know where do I send my application? I graduated with a degree in AB – Multimedia Arts at De La Salle – College of St. Benilde on July 2014. I’ve been meaning to join a Videogame company but as you may have noticed, you guys are the first major developer who will have a studio here in The Philippines. I’ve been gaming since I was 7yr. old and I really have a huge admiration to Ubisoft games especially the Tom Clancy brands. Also, I live around Sta. Rosa City so traveling back and forth to work should be smooth as butter. Anyway, I hope to here from you guys, best of luck!

  2. Felippe Baricuatro says:

    where to apply?

  3. Hi, can I ask if they will hold seminars. Because I, a graduate of BSIT has a career to pursue which is gaming career, and I am well familiarized with the game engine that they are using which is Unity. If there are or there will be, please email me mark.advincula94@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

    • DLSU says:

      Hello Mark,

      Stay tuned for Game and Software related announcements from DLSU. You can follow us on social media so you can keep abreast with the latest developments.

  4. elsie esquillo says:

    hello .. my son is so much interested in game development, he even envisioned himself in making a game since elementary days. anyway, i just want to know for a freshman applicant, his grades in Math & Science in Senior High shud be what? Of course there will be entrance test, and the grades at Senior High will also be considered? I just want to have an idea. thanks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *