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Computing in Games Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Sligo, Ireland
Computing in Games Development from Institute of Technology Sligo uses a software engineering approach to games development, combining study of the technical aspects of games programming, including artificial intelligence, with the principles of project management, quality assurance and organisational management.
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Overview

 While focused on developing games software, Computing in Games Development from Institute of Technology Sligo provides a general grounding in software engineering to equip you with the breadth of skills to work in any aspect of the Information Technology industry.

Games development is now a massive multi-million Euro global industry. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation and iPhone Apps are some examples but there are countless other businesses working on games and applications development.

The course includes a work placement in year 3. On graduation, you can progress to the BSc (Hons) in Computing in Software Development.

Careers

Future career paths could include software testing, software engineer, web Developer, application developer, mobile app developer, games developer, systems analyst, project manager and these will be documented in detail during the development phase.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Mediated Reality Applications
  • Rich Application Development
  • Advanced Games Programming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Software Project Management
  • Game Content Design 
  • Software Quality and Testing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

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General Requirements

  • You must achieve a pass in the Leaving Certificate— 5 grade O6/H7 including English or Irish and Mathematics.
  • We also accept a H7 or above in Higher Level Mathematics, and an F2  or higher in Foundation Mathematics, as meeting the mathematics entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sligo

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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