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Duration8 Months

BeginningJANUARY 2024



Who Is This Program For?

The Advanced Certificate in Rendering and Simulation is designed for computer science graduates and professionals with previous programming experience who wish to have an in-depth understanding of what real time simulation programming entails and how it can be implemented into their own solutions. Participants may be programmers who want to expand their expertise in the creation of simulated environments that accurately and efficiently emulate reality.

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Program Description

The Advanced Certificate in Rendering and Simulation is a highly specialized graduate program designed to prepare students for advanced careers in computer graphics, 3D modeling, simulation, and visualization. The program provides students with an in-depth understanding of the principles, techniques, and algorithms used in computer graphics and simulation. Practical applications in various industries such as entertainment, gaming, education, and engineering are also explored. Throughout the program, students will work on hands-on projects and assignments that will enable them to develop their skills and knowledge in rendering and simulation. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world problems and collaborate with leading experts in the field.


  • Develop proficiency in the C++ programming language based on strong computer science foundations.

  • Analyze and implement advanced algorithms and techniques in 2D and 3D computer graphics, including modeling, rendering, and animation.

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different implementation techniques for real-time software.

  • Critically evaluate research literature and apply innovative techniques to advance the field of rendering and simulation.

  • Apply knowledge of physics simulation to develop realistic and efficient solutions for real-world problems and interactive applications.


The methodology of the Advanced Certificate in Rendering and Simulation program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education that combines practical experience with expert instructions. The program features a variety of learning opportunities, including:

  • Live Lectures: Top faculty members with extensive experience in the field of computer graphics and simulation will deliver live lectures, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and advanced techniques.

  • Projects: Students will work on a series of projects that will allow them to apply the knowledge gained during lectures to real-world problems. The projects will be designed to be challenging and engaging, requiring students to use critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity to develop solutions.


Module 1: Real-Time Programming and Math

  1. Object-Oriented Design and Programming in C++
  2. Essential Mathematics for Simulations
  3. Real-Time Software Architecture

Module 2: Rendering, Physics and Animation

  1. 3D Rendering Techniques
  2. Scene Graph Optimizations
  3. Physically-Based Simulations
  4. Animation Modeling
  5. Final Project

Career Outlook

Completion of the Advanced Certificate in Rendering and Simulation program provides a generally positive career outlook due to the increasing demand for computer graphics and simulation technologies across various industries. Here are some potential career paths and job titles that graduates may pursue:

  • Computer graphics programmer: Develops software applications and systems that create and manipulate computer-generated graphics.

  • Game programmer: Develops software applications and systems for the gaming industry, including game engines, physics engines, and graphics engines.

  • Simulation engineer: Develops simulation models for use in various industries, including engineering, healthcare, and automotive.

  • Virtual reality developer: Creates immersive virtual environments using computer graphics and simulation technologies.

  • Animation and sequence programmer: Develops software applications and systems used in the creation of animated content for use in films, television shows, video games, and other media.


Get recognized! Upon successful completion of the program, DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe-Bilbao grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 80% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

Note: DigiPen Europe-Bilbao’s Continuing Education programs do not fall within the scope of ACCSC accreditation.


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