Software Development and Games Design
Software Development 5M0529
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 oneyear course will allow students 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.
• Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming • Software Architecture • Programming and Design Principles • Database Methods • Maths for IT • Web Authoring • Communications • Work Experience • Games Analysis and Design
• 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 Universities and Technological Universities for Level 7 and 8 degree places in the following; TUD, Maynooth University, technological University of the Shannon Athlone, NUIG, Mariino Institute of Education, American College, DBC, Dun Laoghaire IADT. Graduates of this course can also apply for places reserved on First Arts in Maynooth for QQI entrants and select computer options. There are over 175 places available reserved for QQI entrants.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
DKIT: DK820 Computing in Games Development (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU DC121: Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD DN201: Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK821 Computing & Software Development (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD: TU856 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU984 Game Design (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU713 Computer Engineering (Level 7, 3 Years) South East Technological University Carlow: CW238 Software Development (Level 8, 4 Years) South East Technological University Waterford: WD210 Software Systems Development (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: Al802 Software Design in Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Computing (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL803 Software Design with Mobile Apps & Connected Devices (Level 8, 4 Years)
• Leaving Cert or LCA
• Mature students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed
regardless of previous qualifications.
Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie