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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute of Further Education

Games & App Development


Course Code(s):  5M0529
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a one-year course/programme to prepare students for further study in software development including games and applications for mobile devices. It aims to develop a broad range of knowledge covering the use of general computer technology and software development techniques.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Communications
Operating Systems
Games Analysis Design
Maths for STEM
Web Authoring
Mobile Technologies
Work Experience
Programming and Design Principles

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Database Administrator  
Multimedia Developer   Games Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   Android /iOS App Developer  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   IT Consultant  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Scientist  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Technical Architect - Data   IT Security Specialist  
Big Data Specialist   Data Analyst  
Software Developer / Architect   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Games Tester   Computer Systems Technician  
Computer System Administrator   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Engineer - Software   Computer Programmer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Software Localisation   Multimedia Writer  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M0529