M.Sc. in Game Technology and Gamification


  • Master Program in Game Technology and Gamification

    In recent years, there are a large number of companies that applies game technology to their day-to-day operation especially human resource training. In addition to entertainment, games are used as tools to support learners of various disciplines such as general education, medicine, military, and arts. Learners will have an ability to practice in an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous to setup such as battlefield or surgical room. Combining games and computer technology together will simulate many virtual environments that resemble real environments. Therefore, it is important for the country to have experts in this game technology area in order to improve the development of human resources.

    The Master of Science in Game Technology and Gamification program is a one-year program aiming to teach students from ground up to be able to build games that can be applied in any type of businesses. The gamification course will allow the students to learn how to apply games in various settings. In addition, students will enjoy working with cutting-edge software technology to create graphics, animations and intelligent algorithms that allows games to interact with users.

    If you are looking to improve your knowledge and skills in game technology and gamification, this program is right for you.

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    Students will study at Mahidol University for 12 months (1 year) consisting of 3 modules. In order to graduate, students needs to complete the total of 36 credits (24 credits for taught courses and 12 credits for thesis).

    Academic Year

    Mahidol University Phayathai campus:

    Module 1: August – November
    Module 2: December – March
    Module 3: April -œ July

    PROGRAM LOCATIONS

    Students in the Master of Science Program in Game Technology and Gamification will take one year of study in Mahidol University (MU), Bangkok, Thailand (Phayathai Campus).

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    The structure of the entire program consists of three modules (12 months). Students will take 15 credits of core courses during Module 1 and Module 2. Students in Plan A (thesis track) will take 9 credits of elective courses in Module 2 plus 12 credits of thesis in Module 3. Students in Plan B (project track) will take 15 credits of elective courses in Module 2 and 3 plus 6 credits of research project in Module 3.

    STUDY PLAN

    Plan A (thesis track):

    Module 1 Module 2
    ITGT 511 Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games(3) ITGT 532 Game Design and Development (3)
    ITGT 521 3D Graphics and Rendering (3) ITGT 698 Thesis (3)
    ITGT 531 Gamification (3) Elective course no less than 6 credits
    ITGT 551 Game Production Management and Marketplace (3)
    Module 3
    ITCY 698 Thesis (9)
    Elective course no less than 3 cr.

    Plan B (project track):

    Module 1 Module 2
    ITGT 511 Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games(3) ITGT 532 Game Design and Development (3)
    ITGT 521 3D Graphics and Rendering (3) Elective course no less than 9 credits
    ITGT 531 Gamification (3)
    ITGT 551 Game Production Management and Marketplace (3)
    Module 3
    Elective course no less than 6 credits
    ITGT 698 Research Project in Game Technology (6)

    ELECTIVE COURSES

    Students enrolled in this program must fulfill elective requirements by choosing from the following courses:

    Elective courses
    ITGT 522 Virtual Reality
    ITGT 523 Computer Vision
    ITGT 524 Advanced Animation for Computer Games
    ITGT 533 Game Engine Development
    ITGT 534 Tools for Computer Games
    ITGT 541 Multiplayer Online Game Development
    ITGT 542 Game Console Technologies and Programming
    ITGT 543 Mobile Game Programming
    ITGT 552 Digital Storytelling and Machinima
    ITGT 5xx Research Methodology and Seminar in Game Technology

     

     

    Thesis Plan

    Thematic Paper Plan

    Core Courses (Units)

    Elective Courses (Units)

    Thesis (Units)

    Core Courses (Units)

    Elective Courses (Units)

    Thematic Paper (Units)

    Module1
    (4 months)

    12

     

     

    12

     

     

    Module2 (4 months)

    3

    >=6

    3

    3

    >=9

     

    Module3 (4 months)

     

    >=3

    9

     

    >=6

    6

    Research Topics

    • Gamification
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Graphics
    • Computer Animation
    • Computer Vision
    • Virtual Reality
    • Multiplayer Online Game
    • Mobile Game

    TUITION AND FEES

    For Plan A (Thesis):

    International students: 470,000 THB
    Thai students: 360,000 THB

    For Plan B (Project):

    International students: 440,000 THB
    Thai students: 300,000 THB

    Scholarship

    Partial scholarships are available for exceptional students. The applicant can apply for the scholarship in application form. The scholarship award will be considered by the program committee on the case by case basis.

    APPLICATION

    For prospective students:

    Students who are eligible to apply to this Master Degree program must have the following qualifications:

    • Have Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, or computer-related from any of the Ministry of Thailand’s accredited universities. Exceptions can be made for students who have a Bachelor degree with at least 18 credits of computer-related courses.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Exemptions from the above conditions may be granted by the Programme Chair and Committee under exceptional circumstances

    To apply to Mahidol University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance program, please visit the graduation school via this link (https://graduate.mahidol.ac.th/inter/prospective-students/?topic=curriculumOpened&degree=m)

    Important Dates

    Events Round I
    Application Period Nov 15, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019
    Written Examination Feb 16, 2019
    Announcement of interview candidates Feb 27, 2019
    Interview Mar 4-6, 2019
    Announcement of admitted students Mar 13, 2019
    Self-Reporting Mar 18-22, 2019
    Classes begin (Academic Year 2019) Aug 13, 2019
    Events Round II
    Application Period Mar 1- May 17, 2019
    Written Examination Jun 1, 2019
    Announcement of interview candidates Jun 12, 2019
    Interview Jun 17-19, 2019
    Announcement of admitted students Jun 26, 2019
    Self-Reporting Jul 1-5, 2019
    Classes begin (Academic Year 2019) Aug 13, 2019

    Why Studying at Mahidol University?

    Mahidol University is internationally known for its strength in research and education. Graduates from the university contribute greatly to the society. The state of arts educational and research infrastructure propel the university to the regarded as one of the top educational institutions in the Thailand. Mahidol University is selected to be one of nine Thailand’s National Research Universities. The educational environment and recreational facilities support students to fulfill their academic ambition.

    CONTACT US

    Thailand:

    Dr. Worapan Kusakunniran and Dr. Mores Prachyabrued
    Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
    Mahidol University
    999 Phuttamonthon 4 road
    Salaya, Phuttamonthon
    Nakhonpathom 73170
    THAILAND
    Tel: 66-2-441-0909
    email: worapan.kunatmahidol.ac.th and mores.praatmahidol.ac.th

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