BSc (Hons) Computing in Games Development

Course Points
310
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

The Computer Games Industry is vibrant and has enormous future growth potential far beyond entertainment only. This programme aims to produce graduate software developers who have a particular focus on computer games applications development.

The Computer Games Industry is vibrant and has enormous future growth potential far beyond entertainment only. This course aims to produce graduate software developers who have a particular focus on computer games applications development. This honours degree aims to provides students 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 learners 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.

YEAR 1 Semester 1
(Mandatory)

YEAR 1 Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 2 Semester 1
(Mandatory)

YEAR 2 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

YEAR 3 Semester 1
(Mandatory)

YEAR 3 - Semester 2

(Mandatory)

  • Work Placement

YEAR 4 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

(Electives)

YEAR 4 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

(Electives)

*Note: Students have to take either the Project Module or the Team Project Module

As a graduate of this course you will have a skillset that will enable you to gain employment in the ever-growing games industry, working as part of a development team or in any area of the software development industry.

Typical career opportunities:

  • Games Specialist and Games Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Architect

Graduates with a satisfactory level of achievement may be able to undertake postgraduate (HDip/ Masters/PhD) studies.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades

AND Mathematics Grade O3 or H6

AND English Grade O6 or H7

OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

OR A-Level qualifications that are equivalent to the above (with either Grade E or higher in A Level Mathematics or a Grade A in GCSE Level Mathematics).

Derek O’Reilly (Programme Director for BSc (Honours) in Computing in Games Development)
Phone: +353 42 9370759
Email: derek.oreilly@dkit.ie


Email: itlc@dkit.ie

Course ID DK820
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 310
Places 40
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Visual and Human-Centred Computing
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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