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Dunboyne College of Further Education Software Development & Games Design

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

The games industry is one of the fastest growing industries globally. This course is aimed at computer games enthusiasts who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer games industry. This one-year course will allow learners to have an extensive knowledge of games software development. Students will develop the skills to be able to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer networks, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming. The Games Development element is designed to encourage the development of key games development skills especially in the areas of games software programming, design and graphics.

Course Content

The following modules are subject to change due to availability and demand:

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Programming and Design Principles
Database Methods
Maths for IT
Web Authoring
Work Experience
Games Analysis and Design
Safety and Health
Word Processing
Project Management



  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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