Software Development & Games Design

Monaghan Institute


Course Name Software Development & Games Design
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, Daytime
Location (Districts) Monaghan Town
Course Content

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From advanced robotics to internet-based technologies, digitalisation and automation is transforming the way we live, connect and communicate in society and the economy. The shortage of skilled professionals means that there has neve...

FET Code 5M0529 - Software Development
Duration 1 year full-time.
Comment Qualifications Obtained
5M0529 QQI Level 5 Software Development
CompTIA A+ 901 Essentials
CompTIA A+ 902 IT Technician
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Course Fee QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Financial Support Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for PLC maintenance grants, which are means tested. For further details, visit or where applications can be made online or downloaded.
Application Date

Expand+You can apply online now. Applications close in October each year and reopen for the next academic year in January.

Monaghan Institute operates a policy of selection and admission of learners that is, at all stages and in all ways, equitable, tran...

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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) or equivalent is the standard entry requirement for Level 5 courses. Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 Award are also acceptable on the majority of Level 5 courses.

Some courses have subject specific requirements and these will be noted on relevant course pages.

A QQI Level 5 award or equivalent in a relevant subject area is the standard entry requirement for Level 6 Advanced Certificate courses.
Assessment Method You will be assessed on the basis of:
• Project Work
• Examinations
• Practical Skills Demonstrations
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Careers or Further Progression

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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 R...

Further Enquiries For more information on this course, please contact the course coordinator Fergal Sherry.

Monaghan Institute Education Campus,
Armagh Road,
Tel. 047-84900
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