The following modules will be offered in 2023, subject to change due to availability and demand:
- Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
- Software Architecture
- Programming and Design Principles
- Database Methods
- Maths for IT
- Web Authoring
- Work Experience
- Games Analysis and Design
- Safety and Health
- Word Processing
- Project Management
WHAT IS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND GAMES DESIGN?
The games industry is one of the fastest growing industries globally. This course is aimed at computer games enthusiasts who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer games industry. This one-year course will allow learners to have an extensive knowledge of games software development. Students will develop the skills to be able to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer networks, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming. The Games Development element is designed to encourage the development of key games development skills especially in the areas of games software programming, design and graphics.
- QQI Level 5 Software Development 5M0529
Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in computing and the games design sector. As a graduate of this course, you will have a skill set that will enable you to gain employment in the ever-growing games industry, working as part of a development team or in any area of the software development industry. This includes software developers, Games designer and developer. Students can engage with FIT which is an IT led initiative that offers students the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment in the thriving IT sector.
QQI graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and universities for Higher Education degrees such as linked courses in places like TU Dublin, Maynooth University, Athlone IT, NUIG, Marino Institute of Education, American College, DBS, Dun Laoghaire IADT. For example, students can apply for the over 175 places available in first arts in Maynooth University and take computer options.
- Leaving Cert or LCA
- Mature students of all backgrounds
- Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK820 Computing in Games Development (Level 8, 4 Years)
TU Dublin: TU856 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
TU Dublin Blanchardstown: TU713 Computer Engineering (Level 7, 3 Years)
Athlone IT: AL801 Software Design for Virtual Reality and Gaming (Level 8, 4 Years)