Dunboyne College of Further EducationSoftware Development and Games Design

Software Development and Games Design

1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2022 - May 2023

Course description

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 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.
• Fundamentals of Object Oriented
• Software Architecture
• Programming and Design Principles
• Database Methods
• Maths for IT
• Web Authoring
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Games Analysis and Design
• Safety and Health
• Word Processing
• 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.
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
• 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

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