Games Design & Software Development

Monaghan Institute


Course Name Games Design & Software Development
Course Provider Monaghan Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Cavan & Monaghan ETB
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Course Code 5M0529 CE02
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Monaghan Town
Course Content

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FET Code 5M0529 - Software Development
Duration One Year - Full Time Study
Comment Qualifications
5M0529 QQI Level 5 Software Development
CompTIA A+ 901 Essentials
CompTIA A+ 902 IT Technician
Course Fee Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Financial Support Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for a Further Education grant, which is means tested. For more information and advice contact your local Education and Training Board (ETB) or visit or where applications can be made online.

Further Information

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Subjects Taught Areas of study to include:

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

CompTIA A+ 901 Essentials
CompTIA A+ 902 IT Technician
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) preferably to include Mathematics or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. If you are a mature student these requirements need not apply and applications may be considered based on a proven interest in gaming design/programming. Entry may be subject to interview.
Assessment Method You will be assessed on the basis of:
• Project Work
• Examinations
• Practical Skills Demonstrations
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Prospects
Software Development graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Software Engineering
IT and Cyber Security
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed ...

Further Enquiries Monaghan Institute Education Campus, Armagh Road, Monaghan
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