Computer Game Design & Development

(Level 5)


QQI Software Development Level 5, Code 5M0529


The games industry is one of the largest in the world, currently out-grossing the music and film industry in Europe. This course is aimed at computer games enthusiasts who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer games industry. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of programming and computer game development. The course content illustrates how ideas can be transformed and conveyed through computer graphics, storyboarding techniques and 3D modelling.


Code Title
5N0541 Fundamentals of OO Programming
5N2772 Software Architecture
5N2927 Programming and Design Principles
5N1651 Games Analysis Design
5N5029 3D Computer Graphics
5N1929 Computer Illustrated Graphics
5N18396 Maths for IT
5N1862 Drawing
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
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Computer Game Design & Development L5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €70
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €570

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


One year full time

Education Progression Opportunities

UCC: CK101; CK105; CK107; CK108; CK109; CK113; CK118; CK121; CK210; CK301; CK307; CK401

CIT: CR016; CR888; CR106; CR116; CR310; CR312

LIT: LC418; LC502; LC504; LC517; LC518

Tralee IT: TL711; TL811

WIT: WD151; WD153; WD155; WD161

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.

Career Opportunities

Games Technical Support, 3D Graphic Designer, Content Developer and Level Designer.

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

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