Bachelor of Science in
Game Engineering

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Attention, fellow game nerds! Prepare for an immersive adventure with our Bachelor of Science in Game Engineering program. 


Get your hands dirty with software and game development, and dive into logic, systems, and algorithms. Join forces with interdisciplinary teams for an epic two-semester capstone project. Customize your journey with art, audio, or even business electives. Let’s level up your game engineering skills and create gaming marvels that’ll blow everyone’s minds!

Game Engineering Degree Highlights & Outcomes

Articulate and demonstrate game design principles and best practices through the development of engaging, interactive media.

Analyze and solve complex game engineering problems by applying logic, programming, science, and mathematics principles.

Implement, test, and critique user-centered design experiences and interfaces within interactive media.

Collaborate effectively and ethically as part of multidisciplinary projects and demonstrate professionalism in diverse team environments.

Demonstrate a career-ready understanding of game design and production through a published portfolio and professional identity.

Join Our Alumni Ranks

USV Bachelor of Science in Game Engineering alumni have gone on to work at some of the most prestigious studios in the video game industry. 

Tech Pack™
Your Essential Creative Toolkit

Picture this: Your files, multimedia masterpieces, and coursework are all at your fingertips, 24/7. That’s the magic of Tech Pack™, available exclusively for Gaming Degrees and Audio Certificate & Diploma students.

What’s in the box? A sleek laptop and media creation software tailored to your program, keeping you in sync with the ever-evolving industry standards. And it’s yours to keep after you graduate, setting you up for success in the future. Whether you’re crafting the next big game or working on mind-blowing multimedia projects, Tech Pack™ has your back.

The exact components of your Tech Pack™ might vary based on what’s available when we ship it out. No worries – it’s all part of your total education cost. Oh, and about the software? You’ll need to do a quick download using your USV email. Just a heads-up, there might be a small cost involved. Keep it in the loop!

What's included*:

*Pricing and package specifications are subject to change.

Game Engineering Course Highlights

Introduction to Game Production

Let the Games Begin! Get ready for a wild ride at the University of Silicon Valley! This course dives into video game development, project production models, and team structures. Sharpen your ideation, troubleshooting, and team management skills. Let the gaming adventures begin!

Game Design II

From Idea to Playable Magic! Welcome to the ultimate game design playground! Join us as we create mind-blowing playable video game prototypes. Explore game design concepts, storytelling, player engagement, and the art of monetization. It's time to turn your wildest game ideas into playable magic!

GUI and Graphics Programming

Unleash Your Interface Superpowers! Get ready to conquer the world of user interfaces and graphics! In this course, we'll dive into the principles of UI design, memory management, and OpenGL. Discover the secrets of captivating input elements and unleash your concrete mathematics skills for stunning computer graphics.

Game Engineering Student Work

Create Projects
for the Pros

Potential Game Engineering Career Options

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  • Computer Programmers
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Software Developers, Systems Software 
Want to make the characters you'd like to play as?

Learn On-Campus
or Online

Our Bachelor of Science in Game Engineering degree program is available on-campus or 100% online. Whether taking classes at the USV campus or learning from the comfort of your own home, you will experience multiplayer support of our award-winning curriculum.

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In Game Studio, students work in teams for external clients, adding actual games that ship to their portfolio. Project-based learning leads to real-world results. 

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