Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development CW208
NFQ Level 8
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is this Course about?
Games Development is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of software development that one can work in. Graduates of this course are sought after by both multinational and indigenous industry leaders such as Microsoft, Demonware, Aeria Games and Viridian Software.
The games industry continues to grow rapidly and Ireland is gaining international recognition as a centre of excellence due to the calibre of graduates in this field.
This course provides students with the skills they need to become professional games developers. Students will acquire skills in software design and programming, game design, graphics programming, and artificial intelligence. On completion, students will have produced several complete game concepts in a playable form.
Is this course for you?
Have you a deep interest in how things work? Have you the persistence to see a task through to completion? Are you creative and proud of your work, willing to go the extra mile to getit just right? Have you a passion for learning new things? You are not just a consumer of content but also a creator.
- An active learning environment that includes dedicated game development studios.
Games Development students have competed successfully in national and international digital game events including:
- 2019 Games Fleadh: Game Studio Ireland Challenge.
- College Cup Champions and winners of four other awards.
- GameCraft 2019: Recipient of first, second and third prize.
- Institute of Technology Carlow’s final year project showcase is attended by leading employers in the games and IT industries.
- The department maintains an international perspective through widespread collaboration with other computing departments and higher education providers with active research links with Netherlands, France, China, Finland, Norway, Hungary and UK.
- Graduates of this course are sought after by employers and Institute of Technology Carlow alumni are working for prominent companies such as Frostbite Studios, Aeria Games, Glu Mobile, Havok, Demonware, Immersive VR Education and Microsoft.
- Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Computer Games Design and Programming (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Bachelor of Science in Computer Games Programming (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.
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What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either masters or doctoral level within the gameCORE Research Centre at Institute of Technology Carlow or elsewhere. Graduates will also be eligible to undertake the MSc in Data Science or MSc in IT Management at Institute of Technology Carlow.
What exemptions will I receive?
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
- Specialist software engineering role in games (Rendering / AI /Gameplay / UI / Networking).
- Engine developer (Unity3D / Unreal / Frostbite).
- Specialist software engineer in performance-related solutions to problems in all types of industry (Financial trading / Autonomous driving / Data analytics etc.).
- Mobile app developer.
- General software engineer in the commercial computing sector.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
- 2H5 & 4O6/H7
- English or Irish at O6/H7
- Mathematics at O6/H7
Study abroad (international partnership)
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BSc (Hons), MSc