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CW208
Computer 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).

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This is the only degree course in gaming that Microsoft has helped to develop and given their backing to. This course also includes a six-month work placement in the games development industry. Students should note that much more than an interest in playing computer games is required for this course. You study such subjects as applied maths, computer architecture and computer interaction.

This four-year honours programme provides students with the skills they need to become professional games developers. Students will acquire skills in software design and programming, game design, graphics programming, modelling, simulation and animation. On completion, students will have produced several complete game concepts in a playable form. Students will design and develop games for a range of platforms including PC, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS, OUYA and Windows Phone. Lectures and course practicals cover game industry development technologies.

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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:
3 Distinctions + a merit in C10139 - Mathematics
or 4N2138 - Functional Mathematics">4N2138 or pass in C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
, 5N0556 - Maths for STEM
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
O3/H7 or better in Leaving Certificate Mathematics may be substituted for the specifed QQI Mathematics requirement but these students will be required to contact Admissions Office, Institute of Technology, Carlow.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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The games industry is already a multi-billion euro industry, which already makes more money than the Hollywood movie industry, and it is expected to increase even more over the next few years. This course will provide people with all the skills they need to become professional games software developers.



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