Course Description

Software Development and Games Design

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This comprehensive course offers a guided pathway for aspiring developers to enhance their expertise.
Master In-Demand Skills: In today’s technology-driven world, software development skills are in high demand
across industries. By enrolling in our course, you’ll learn the fundamental principles of developing, software
architecture, software design, and more. You’ll gain proficiency in popular programming languages such as Node JS, empowering you to create robust, scalable, and efficient software solutions. Additionally, this course covers the entire game development lifecycle, from conceptualization and storyboarding to level design, character creation, and gameplay mechanics. You’ll learn programming skills for Unreal Engine, gaining proficiency in game development frameworks and tools. Join our Software Development and Game Design Course to embark on an exhilarating learning journey, where you’ll combine the technical prowess of software development with the imaginative artistry of game design.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
• Software Architecture
• Programming and Design Principles
• Database Methods
• Maths for IT
• Web Authoring
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Games Analysis and Design

• Level 5 Software Development 5M0529

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Course Code 5M0529
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Game Design & Animation
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration one year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in computing and the games design sector. As a graduate of this course, you will have a skill set that will enable you to gain employment in the ever-growing games industry, working as part of a development team or in any area of the software development industry. This includes software developers, Games designer and developer. Students can engage with FIT which is an IT led initiative that offers students the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment in the thriving IT sector. QQI graduates are eligible to apply to universities and technological universities for Level 7 and Level 8 degree places in the following; TUD, Maynooth University, Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone, NUIG, Marino Institute of Education, American College, DBC and Dun Laoghaire IADT. Graduates of this course can also apply for places reserved on First Arts in Maynooth for QQI entrants and select computer options. There are over 175 places available reserved for QQI entrants. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: DKIT: DK820 Computing in Games Development (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU DC121: Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD DN201: Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK821 Computing and Software Development(Level 8, 4 Years) TUD: TU856 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU984 Game Design (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU713 Computer Engineering (Level 7, 3 Years) SETU: SE603 Software Development (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE604 Software Systems Development (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: US712 Software Design in Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Computing (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: US715 Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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