Computer Games Development

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Computer Games Development
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY707
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 Years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Points Score 160
Minimum Five O6/H7
Maths F2/O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7

Results from Bunleibhéal Gaeilge do not meet the entry requirements.

Foundation Maths
Foundation maths at and above grade F2 (80%...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

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Number of Places 24
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

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Do you play computer games? Ever thought about creating your own? This course has been developed with the help of computer games companies. It covers key skills, methods and techniques used in the development of computer gam...

Subjects Taught

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Year 1
Semester 1
• Introduction to Programming (M)
• Personal & Professional Development (M)
• Mathematics for Computing 1 (M)
• Web Fundamentals (M)
• Computer Architecture & Operating Systems 1 (M)

Semester 2
• Introd...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Game Companies
• Mobile Apps Development Companies
• Software Houses

Graduate careers typically include:
• Game Developer
• Mobile Apps Developer
• Computer Programmer

Follow-on courses
Follow-on courses
• MSc in Computing in Cloud Technologies
• MSc in Computing in Big Data Analytics
• MSc in Computing in Cybersecurity
• MSc in Computing in Enterprise Applications Development
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6306
Head of Department: Thomas Dowling
Telephone: (074) 918 6304
Points History
Year Points
2018 198
2017 194
2016 205