August 16, 2006; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; McMaster University – Faculty of Engineering – Software Engineering & Game Design. The first undergraduate university degree program in software engineering that focuses on game design. This four-year program involves animation, real-time simulation, multimedia, and everything to do with designing and implementing interactive games and data visualization. Students will learn the fundamentals of software development and be equipped to design world-class user interfaces for any kind of software. Students will be ready to find employment in the computer gaming, animation, data visualization and high-fidelity simulation industries as well as other software development jobs. Photo: Ron Scheffler/McMaster University.