Course Description

Software Development and Games Design

Software Development and Games Design is a course run by Dunboyne College of Further Education, Meath. Software Development and Games Design gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Software Development and Games Design at Dunboyne College of Further Education, please review the details below.

Software Development and Games Design
Software Development 5M0529

The games industry is one of the fastest
growing industries globally. This course is
aimed at computer games enthusiasts who
are interested in pursuing a career in the
computer games industry. This one-year
course will allow learners to have an extensive
knowledge of games software development.
Students will develop the skills to be able
to design, create and maintain websites,
databases and computer networks, as well as
the fundamentals of computer programming.
The Games Development element is
designed to encourage the development of
key games development skills especially in
the areas of games software programming,
design and graphics.

• Fundamentals of Object Oriented
• Software Architecture
• Programming and Design Principles
• Database Methods
• Maths for IT
• Web Authoring
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Games Analysis and Design
• Safety and Health
• Word Processing

• QQI Level 5 Software Development 5M0529

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Training ProviderDunboyne College of Further Education
Course LocationDunboyne, Meath
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Start Date20th September 2021
Course End Date20th May 2022
Course Durationone year
Entry RequirementsENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Carear PathCAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in computing and the games design sector. As a graduate of this course, you will have a skill set 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. This includes software developers, Games designer and developer. Students can engage with FIT which is an IT led initiative that offers students the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment in the thriving IT sector. QQI graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and universities for Higher Education degrees such as linked courses in places like TU Dublin, Maynooth University, Athlone IT, NUIG, Marino Institute of Education, American College, DBS, Dun Laoghaire IADT. For example, students can apply for the over 175 places available in first arts in Maynooth University and take computer options. EXAMPLES OF CAREER PROGRESSION: Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK820 Computing in Games Development (Level 8, 4 Years) TU Dublin: TU856 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TU Dublin Blanchardstown: TU713 Computer Engineering (Level 7, 3 Years) Athlone IT: AL801 Software Design for Virtual Reality and Gaming (Level 8, 4 Years)
Phone01 802 6577
Course Code5M0529
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland. Eircode: A86 WC91

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