Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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DK820
Computing in 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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4 Years
Duration of course
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300

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300

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-5

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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers.

This course involves the entire process of making a game; from the identification of a practical idea, the design of the game, and through to the implementation and delivery of a complete product.


 
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of course suggestions from the same career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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As a graduate of this programme you will have a skill set that will enable you to gain employment in the games industry working as part of a development team or in any area of the software development industry.

Typical job titles include:
Software Engineer
Multimedia & Web Developer
Systems Architect
Games Specialist and Games Developer



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