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Computer Games Design & Programming

Course Code(s):  5M0529 CE03
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529 CE03
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for a modern and rapidly expanding industry. You will gain a solid foundation in computer games design and programming, understanding the process of software development and enhancing problem solving and analytical skills.

Learners are provided with the opportunity to critique a variety of games, explore game design processes and improve awareness of the design considerations involved with different gaming genres. Gain hands-on experience of the latest technologies in gaming to create and program computer games. Work Experience also forms an integral part of this course.

What will you Study?

Fundamentals of Object Oriented 5N0541
Programming 5N0541
Software Architecture 5N2772
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Games Analysis and Design 5M0529
Web Authoring 5N1910
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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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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   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Web Designer / Developer   Database Administrator  
Games Designer   Android /iOS App Developer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Designer   IT Consultant  
Games Tester   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Computer Scientist   Technical Architect - Data  
Games Programmer   Big Data Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Software Developer / Architect  
Test Lead - Software   Data Analyst  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Programmer  
Engineer - Software   IT Project Manager  
IT Manager   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Software Localisation   Multimedia Writer  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Producer  
Choreographer   Composer (Music)  
Director - TV/Film   Screenwriter  
Lighting Technician   Cartoonist  
Theatre/Television Designer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Sound Engineer   Dancer  
Musician   Pyrotechnician  
Performing Artist   Stage Manager  
Piano Tuner    

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
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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