///Computer Game Design & Development L5
Computer Game Design & Development L52018-03-29T15:41:01+00:00

Computer Game Design & Development L5


QQI Software Development Level 5, Code 5M0529

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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.

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

  Student Charges

Fee exemptions may apply ⇒

 Student Services €250
 QQI Fee  €50
 Gov PLC Fee €200
 Materials  €50
TOTAL €550


Course Outline

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


Education Progression Opportunities

UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK401

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

LIT: LC418; LC502; LC504; LC517; LC518

Tralee IT: TL711, TL811

WIT: WD 151, WD153, WD155, WD161, WD 168


We advise you to consult the CAO website – www.cao.ie and http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_ to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.



Career Opportunities

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


Course specific Contact Details

For further details email: computergame@stjohnscollege.ie



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