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SG131
Computing - Games Development

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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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3 Years
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This course takes a software engineering approach to games development, combining the study of the technical aspects of games programming with the principles of project management, quality assurance and organisational management. While students focus on the development of games software, they are also given a general grounding in software engineering. 

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Graduates specialise in any one of a number of roles: games developer, web developer, software engineer, software developer or analyst. Students have been placed in creative roles at Bioware, NeverMind Games and Ocean FM. Alternatively, students can take the opportunity to set up their own games company on campus in the Innovation Centre.



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