B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing with Games Development, Level 8
Institute of Technology Tralee – TL811
4 year full-time course
We provide the environment that allows students with a particular passion, such as for games development, to achieve their goals. In an area such as computing the limits of a student’s potential are determined by the student’s commitment and effort. The programme has the scope to allow the student to follow their interest through a range of project activities that are embedded in the four years and in many of the individual modules. These projects and the work placement element of the programmes make studying computing at the Institute highly relevant to real life situations and future career opportunities.
The fourth year of the programme incorporates a full semester work placement in industry or an equivalent. Graduates note that this experience is invaluable in providing a sense of how they can apply what they have learned and see how the work place is organised.
As a BSc (Honours) graduate you will be skilled in research methods and project management and should be able to take on tasks as part of a project team and build up to leading project activities. You should be able to take responsibility for projects where you have to design, plan, undertake and report on your work and that of your team. You will be in a position to develop further your knowledge, skills and competence as a scientist though practice.
The first three years of this four year honours programme are shared with the BSc in Computing with Games Development. The fourth year is designed to equip the student with honours degree graduate skills. It builds on the learning of the first three years as described in the BSc in Computing with Games Development.
The fourth year includes the following Computing content:
*Advanced computing – Distributed Computing, Mobile Technology
*Software development – Software Quality Management
*Project activities – Computer Project 3 and 4
*Management – Management and the Business Environment, Software Project Management
*Industrial experience or equivalent -Work Placement
It also includes a specialist module in Games Development:
*Designing computer games – Games Middleware, Digital Image Processing.
Career prospects; Further studies
The Department is located on the Institute’s North Campus adjacent to the Kerry Technology Park where a number of new, exciting and highly successful technology enterprises are based. Graduates of the computing programmes that have strong core computing skills are attractive to companies such as these and others like them nationally and internationally.
Depending on their particular skill sets, graduates may find work in a variety of roles such as:
*Programmer/software developer with a games development, media or other technology enterprise and areas where ICT is heavily used such as finance services, education and health care;
*Developer of digital media and audio/video content;
*Network technician and administrator;
*Web developer and web manager.
Tel: +353 (0)66 7191927 Ext: 1927