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We asked Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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DT508
Games Design

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The BA in Game Design will focus exclusively on the art & science of creating innovative games. Our philosophy is based around the belief that the 21st century will be the 'century of the game' like the 20th century was the 'century of the TV'. We will be focusing on designing, building and deploying games across multiple platforms not just for entertainment but for business, education, health and science. Students will learn how to design games for change because games are everywhere!

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts, theories and models pertaining to the study of game design and the manner in which they can be applied to both entertainment and non-entertainment uses.

They will have a good understanding of game programming, production, audio design and testing. They will have an ability to analyse and determine the appropriate approach to game design, mechanics, controls and the context within which they are used. They will employ advanced skills from specialist areas to achieve goals, including the design and implementation of complex game systems, the documentation of the design process and the testing and deployment of the resulting system. They will have an ability to apply game design techniques to solving real world problems.

Students will make and release to the public at least 10 games and design hundreds more throughout the course of the programme from board games to mobile games to desktop games will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or service learning and civic engagement.

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Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts, theories and models pertaining to the study of game design and the manner in which they can be applied to both entertainment and non-entertainment uses.

They will have a good understanding of game programming, production, audio design and testing. They will have an ability to analyse and determine the appropriate approach to game design, mechanics, controls and the context within which they are used.


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  5M0529  Software Development
  5M5048  Creative Media
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
CITXX    Information Technology

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5 Distinctions which must include:
C20012 and C20013
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5N1603 and 5N1651
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5N0541 and 5N1651

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Graduates from this programme can expect to follow a number of career paths. Many will want to innovate in the games industry, release their own games and setup a studio. Our business modules in 4th year facilitate that. Others will be very employable within the existing games industry as game designers, programmers and testers. As games are prolific in areas like education and marketing, graduates could gain employment in these industries as game designers.



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