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Micro-credential in XR Development With Unity

Extended reality (XR) is the new frontier of technology, a new way to see our world. Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D content.

The XR Development with Unity micro-credential equips you with the skills you need to start to create games and develop for XR with Unity. XR Development with Unity is a project-based micro-credential designed to give you a solid foundation in XR development. It covers everything from the basics of C# programming to the foundations of Unity game development.

Gain proficiency in using basic components, working in the editor, organizing your project, and exploring advanced topics such as scripting, graphics, audio, and level creation.

Type:   Micro-credential
Courses:   1
Schedule:   Part-time
Delivery:  Online
Time to complete: 10 weeks
Questions? mcgill.scs [at]

Microcredential - XR Developer skill

According to PwC, 23 million jobs will be enhanced by virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies globally by 2030 (Read the full article). This micro-credential provides you with invaluable hands-on experience and practical skills that can help distinguish you in the field.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive:

  • An Attestation of Completion from McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies
  • A McGill University School of Continuing Studies and Circuit Stream digital micro-credential

This course is offered in partnership with Circuit Stream, a leading provider of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) education.

Skills in developing and designing real-time 3D experiences have a high predicted growth in the next 10 years according to Lightcast.

+70% Demand in Unity Skills
+601% Demand in RT3D Skills
+111k Jobs in 5 Years

Source: Lightcast™ . 2023


Course Overview:
XR Development with Unity
30 hours over 10 weeks

This project-based foundational course aims to equip you with the skills you need to start creating games and develop for XR with Unity, including how to use basic components, work in the editor, organize your project, and in addition, more advanced topics like scripting, working with graphics and audio in Unity, and creating levels for games. Course toolkit includes Unity; C#; AR Core; AR Kit; Microsoft Visual Studio.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the XR Development with Unity course, you should be able to:

  • Create original scripts and components using C#
  • Develop your own VR application
  • Create a 3D scene, add, and animate objects
  • Use XR Interaction Toolkit to add interactivity
  • Build your own AR application for iOS and Android Devices

Language Requirements

Proof of English proficiency is not required to enroll in this micro-credential. However, a good command of English is necessary to perform well and complete the course.

Tuition Fees

Course Starter - CAD $3,950 plus applicable taxes and administrative fees.

Course Plus - CAD $4,950 plus applicable taxes and administrative fees. Includes access to “C# Scripting Fundamentals” online asynchronous self-paced course and access to live one-on-one support.


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