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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Computing

Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Course Code
DK821
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points
306
Points Change
+6

Course Summary

Computing
Computing

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.

Course Details

College Link > DK821 - Computing

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Career Progression

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

Further Research

Qualifax
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