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Kerry College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course is aimed at those who wish to explore opportunities in the rapidly expanding games industry. Students will produce their own games using industry standard games engines.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Database Methods 5N0783

Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977

Web Authoring 5N1910

Software Architecture 5N2772

Programming & Design Principles 5N2927

Computer Systems & Networks 5M0536

Word Processing 5N1358

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541

Software Development 5M0529
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M0529

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   Business Systems Service Technician  
ICT Staff - EU   Database Administrator  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Web Editor  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Web / Scrum Master  
Games Designer   App Developer - Android /iOS  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Producer   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
IT Consultant   Games Programmer  
IT Manager   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Software Developer / Architect   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Computer Programmer  
IT Project Manager   Big Data Specialist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Software Engineer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Games Tester  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Software Localisation Engineer / Tester  
Multimedia Writer   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Trainer / Instructor   IT Trainer  
Telecommunications Engineer   Electronic Engineer  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
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