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Bachelor of Science in  Computing with Games Development

What is Computing with Games Development

This course is designed to develop your general computing skill and competence so that you can use computers to perform a variety of useful tasks. Its primary focus is on developing your ability to use computer languages that you will find prepare you to operate and work with computers and computer systems in a wide variety of ways:

  • Speaking the coded language of the computer and writing software - Introduction to Programming, Object Oriented Programming 1,2,3 & 4, Algorithms, Structured Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Understanding the computer as a system - Computer Architecture, Operating Systems
  • How computers can be connected and made work together - Network Fundaments, Routing Concepts and Protocols, Local Area Networks (LAN) Switching and Wireless, Wide Area Networks (WAN) Services and Security
  • Using computer to work with and manage data - Database Concepts, Introduction to Database Programming
  • Providing users with a way to interact with computers - Visual Communications, Web Design, Digital Imaging, Web Design for Multiple Platforms, Human Computer Interaction.

As a student specialising in the area of Games Development you will take additional course content including:

  • Design and graphics - Interactive Storytelling, Computer Graphics Animation in D&D, Digital Audio, Digital Video Production
  • Creating games - Games Development, Games Design.

Why study Computing with Games Development at IT, Tralee?

The department’s long experience of computing and particularly in the important area of software development has been used to build the computing specialism in Games Development. In the Games Development area programming skills are regarded as fundamental. Information Technology Enterprises regard graduates of our computing programme as high calibre and able to hit the ground running. The course provides a comprehensive range of integrated content that helps the student build skills over the three years that provide a solid foundation for further study and a career in many parts of the ICT industry.

The first year of the programme is common with the programmes in Software Development, Interactive Web Development and Multimedia so that you can transfer to one of these areas up to the end of the first year should you discover that your interest lies in one of these.

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What are my career opportunities

Computing and ICT continue to be sectors of the Irish and world economies that display strong growth despite the downturn that has affected most other sectors in recent years. Technology enterprises seek graduates with a combination of skills. The areas most in demand are the core computing areas of programming and software skills as graduates with these tend to be most versatile and adaptable. As the Games Development industry continues to grow employment opportunities are also available in this sector.

Our three year BSc programmes will introduce you to a range of computing technologies and applications. Depending on their particular skill sets, graduates may find work in a support capacity initially and through work experience progress to more senior roles such as:

  • Programmer/software developer with a games development, media or other technology enterprise and areas where ICT is heavily used such as finance services, education and health care;
  • Developer of digital media and audio/video content;
  • Network technician and administrator;
  • Database administrator;
  • Web developer and web manager.

Graduates of this programme will also find employment as computer technicians and network administrators with enterprises and organisations using ICT as part of their business.

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BSc (Hons) in Computing with Games Development

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