Computing in Games Development

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Computing in Games Development
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code DK820
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 Years

Other Information
Work Placement: Yes (Year 3)
Study Abroad: Yes (Optional)

Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
INCLUDING at least two H5 Grades
AND Mathematics Grade O3 or H6
AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

Maths Entry Exam is available for applicants who don’t achieve a H5 in Maths. Details available at:
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics

A bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who achieve a grade H6 or above in higher level mathematics in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certif...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the leaving certificate...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Applications from Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Students

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to undertake a QQI-FET course in order to gain eligibility for entry to third-level courses in DkIT
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Applicants must have obtained a full QQI-FET Level 5/6 major award with a minimum credit value of 120. A Compone...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Who is a Mature Applicant?
Any applicant 23 years of age or over on 1st January in the year of entry to first year of a full-time course is considered to be a mature applicant. Dundalk Institute of Technology actively encourages applications on mat...

Alternative Entry
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee Undergraduate Student
The Student Contribution fee is payable by all students who do not qualify for grants or scholarships. The Student Contribution Fee is €3,000.

DkIT Facilities
DkIT students are also obliged to pay the DkIT Facilities Contribution Fee of €125.
Please contact our Admissions Team for more information by emailing or calling
+353 (0)429 370230.
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support Students may apply to SUSI for a means-tested grant. Please consult the Student Finance website, or, for the most up-to-date information.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Why study this course?
The Computer Games Industry is vibrant and has enormous future growth potential far beyond entertainment only. This course aims to produce graduate software developers who have a focus on computer game development.

This h...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Modules

Year 1
Semester 1
Programming (year-long)
Client-Side Web Development
Games Theory and Practice
Mathematics 1
Personal and Professional Development

Semester 2
Programming (year-long)
3D Modelling and Animation
Games ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What will it mean for my future?
As a graduate of this course you will have a skillset 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 indu...

Further Enquiries Course Contact
Niall McGuinness
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 309
2021 309
2020 311