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LM121
Computer Games Development

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This is one of three follow on options from LM121 Computing Technologies (Common Entry).

This programme will equip you with the skills and technological ability to develop both Computer Game and computer graphic related systems. You will study Computer Science, with special emphasis on topics relevant to Game Design such as software development, mobile devices, computer graphics and artificial intelligence. You will also study topics relevant to development of a game concept to the final “shooting script” (prior to programming).

The key aims of the B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Games Development programme are to provide you with:

  • Knowledge of the various programming languages and related platforms.
  • Skills in System Analysis, and integration of software components.
  • Expertise in areas such as the human computer interface and artificial intelligence which will enable you to develop software for an array of computer graphics and computer games domains.


 
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Career open to you with a degree in Computer Games Development include:

  • Games programmer
  • Graphics programming
  • High performance computing
  • Research and development in media and entertainment related technologies
  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Systems analysis and design

For the qualified graduate, job opportunities abound in the software and software games industry. There is a worldwide scarcity of software developers especially in the domains of graphics programming and computer simulation. Employment possibilities in the computer games arena in Ireland and the UK are mainly in the area of games programming and design and games project management.



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