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Richard Storey

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The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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DK821
Computing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This honours degree aims to provides you with comprehensive knowledge and skill in developing software and, in particular, the opportunity to gain expertise in the development of computer games.

As well as giving you the strong computing foundation needed to build a game, there will also be a significant focus on the creative aspects of games' design and development.

The emphasis in the first three years is on providing a solid foundation in fundamental computing knowledge and skills and in the technical and creative aspects of games development. The final year offers specialist options and an individual project that involves the development of a substantial implementation of a computer game.

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DK821 - Computing
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DK821 - Computing
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Career Options: 

As a graduate of this programme you will have a skill set that will enable you to gain employment in the games industry working as part of a development team or in any area of the software development industry.
Typical job titles include:

  • Software Engineer
  • Multimedia & Web Developer
  • Systems Architect
  • Games Specialist and Games Developer



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