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This topic contains 25 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  anthony 9 years, 12 months ago.

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  • #6095

    stevec64
    Participant

    I mentioned this at the GD.ie birthday event, and its been advertised in the latest EDGE, but in case you missed is, we’re starting a new MSc in Interactive Entertainment Technology – i.e. games!

    For details go here: http://isg.cs.tcd.ie/IET/

    Closing date for applications is 31st July 2007, for an October 2007 start. We’ll be formally announcing some cool things soon (e.g. XNA Gamelab sponsored by Microsoft and a Scholarship programme).

    Feel free to ping me with questions (not PM – I don’t read those often). Contact details available on the site.

    I’d really appreciate it if you could pass this to anyone you might think would be interested.

    Steve

  • #37531

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Hi all,

    this course is being launched in Trinity today and 6.1 news (yes the tele!) is covering it. I am heading in to be interviewed too as an independent person…so I guess you might see us all tonight on the news…

    Aphra.

  • #37533

    peter_b
    Participant

    Nice. Definately sounds like a better msc than the ones out there. We might have to watch out for a few emerging grads :)

  • #37552

    Ronny
    Participant

    It made it onto the BBC News site. Steve Collins says a few words too.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6270398.stm

  • #37556

    niallcusack
    Participant

    Just looked at the module list having seen a couple of faces whose names I recognised on the 9 o’clock news. Course looks very interesting and if I wasn’t halfway through my MSc from Abertay I would definitely consider enrolling.

    Parts of the course that really caught my eye were the networking module, something Abertay doesn’t do, and the
    vision systems and augmented reality module sounds really interesting.

    Best of luck with it and if you want an inexperienced programmer who isn’t yet finished his MSc to lecture feel free to give me a shout.

  • #37560

    anthony
    Participant

    I’ve decided to apply for it.

    Chances are I won’t be able to go back to Sussex next year for medical reasons so I’ve decided to try my luck!

    Although if I’d known 4 years of transcripts were required, I’d have studied a bit harder in 1st year 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year :lol:

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #37562

    peter_b
    Participant

    heres the 9 o clock news report.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/9news/

    scroll down about half way and click to view.

    Nice to see a few familar faces. Really need to make a shindig soon, its been almost 2 bloody years now. August one maybe if it late august.

  • #37561

    david4482
    Participant

    Well done Aphra you added balance to the piece, no point sugar coating it. I also think applications meeting the basic requirements will well outstrip the 25 places but tcd will need to be very picky to avoid overwhelming students who don’t already have game programming experience.

  • #37564

    peter_b
    Participant

    Well done Aphra you added balance to the piece, no point sugar coating it. I also think applications meeting the basic requirements will well outstrip the 25 places but tcd will need to be very picky to avoid overwhelming students who don’t already have game programming experience.[/quote:de35ab2a13]

    I would hope that the 25 be superb programmers firstly(maths etc is secondary really, as speaking as a games programmer, maths isnt the most important thing as you use it from time to time but not always). Ideally, that in the 4 years of their course they demonstrated they were shit hot coders in whatever language they used at uni. They dont necessarily have to have a background in c\c++ but they have proven that they can code good, efficent use of data structures etc and use of api’s etc. I would also suspect that these 25 would have acheived 1.1 throughout uni, as if its just the 2.1h requirement from your degree you’ll have half the bloody countries CS students applicable..

    SRS I’m sure will be keeping an eye on ye :P

  • #37565

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Really need to make a shindig soon, its been almost 2 bloody years now. August one maybe if it late august.[/quote:e3bb5c3224]

    will have to try and arrange a few people to be around end of August so ..

    nice to get 10 seconds of fame…heavily edited!

    Aphra.

  • #37566

    peter_b
    Participant

    Really need to make a shindig soon, its been almost 2 bloody years now. August one maybe if it late august.[/quote:b22fe3f980]

    will have to try and arrange a few people to be around end of August so ..

    nice to get 10 seconds of fame…heavily edited!

    Aphra.[/quote:b22fe3f980]

    haha.

    Ya i can pimp Sega Rally once im outta crunch. Hopefully, later in the year we can all go down Jamie’s place and play Sega Rally on xbox live. :)

  • #37567

    david4482
    Participant

    Ya i can pimp Sega Rally once im outta crunch. Hopefully, later in the year we can all go down Jamie’s place and play Sega Rally on xbox live.[/quote:7297819e4a]
    If there are teams I bags Peters. :lol:

  • #37568

    anthony
    Participant

    I would also suspect that these 25 would have acheived 1.1 throughout uni, as if its just the 2.1h requirement from your degree you’ll have half the bloody countries CS students applicable.. [/quote:3d3bfe1953]

    That’s me screwed then :lol:

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #37569

    peter_b
    Participant

    Ya i can pimp Sega Rally once im outta crunch. Hopefully, later in the year we can all go down Jamie’s place and play Sega Rally on xbox live.[/quote:18f5ad252a]
    If there are teams I bags Peters. :lol:[/quote:18f5ad252a]

    Hahah. I suspect theres alot better players out there. Although i am pretty decent with the lancia stratos.

  • #37570

    david4482
    Participant

    I suspect theres alot better players out there[/quote:dc3d1dc661]
    Well you had better start coding the secret jet engine gadget car mode now then. :wink:

  • #37571

    Ronny
    Participant

    heres the 9 o clock news report.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/9news/

    scroll down about half way and click to view.

    Nice to see a few familar faces. Really need to make a shindig soon, its been almost 2 bloody years now. August one maybe if it late august.[/quote:19099cd772]
    It was a fair piece. I was concerned at the start as it looked as if they were reporting a room of students playing games all year, but Steve and Aphra gave it a professional perspective.

    I’ve decided to apply for it. [/quote:19099cd772]
    Good luck, Anthony. Let us know how it goes!

  • #37572

    Zeouterlimits
    Participant

    Saw the piece in EDGE last month, but this was quite a surprise.
    Good piece, thought exactly as Ronny did for a few seconds, but good work guys.
    Rent in Dublin though…

  • #37574

    gizmo
    Participant

    The MSc. is also featured in this mornings Irish Independent, ironically enough surrounded by a feature on the decreasing number of high level Leaving Cert preformers applying for computing degrees. :)

  • #37580

    anthony
    Participant

    I’ve decided to apply for it.
    [/quote:19112131e8]
    Good luck, Anthony. Let us know how it goes![/quote:19112131e8]

    Thanks :) Hopefully it all goes exceedingly well :lol:

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #38129

    anthony
    Participant

    Just got the phone call asking me to come to an interview!

    Unfortunately, my f*cking Crohn’s has spread in the last 3 weeks so I wouldn’t be well enough to start in October – orders from El Doctorino.

    Sucks big giant sumo ass:(

    So I had to turned the offer down, rather than waste their time.

    Ah well, still cool to be considered for an interview in the first place.

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #38130

    david4482
    Participant

    That is a shame Anthony.
    Could you not have requested a telephone interview (Trinity have to take account of special circumstances) and then if you get selected just defer a year and assess again then?

  • #38131

    anthony
    Participant

    I had thought of that but it’s a bit more awkward, and not wanting to go into it in details, I’d been pretty sick lately so the Trinity thing was the far from my mind.

    Plus I’d go mental having to defer more college time due to illness – _IF_, obviously, the interview had been successful. I’ve already deferred an MSc I started last October, so there is that to fall back on and the Doc reckons that’s the better option – Trinity would’ve been a sweeter option though.

    Ah well, it’s not the end of the world :)

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #38212

    stevec64
    Participant

    I had thought of that but it’s a bit more awkward, and not wanting to go into it in details, I’d been pretty sick lately so the Trinity thing was the far from my mind.

    Plus I’d go mental having to defer more college time due to illness – _IF_, obviously, the interview had been successful. I’ve already deferred an MSc I started last October, so there is that to fall back on and the Doc reckons that’s the better option – Trinity would’ve been a sweeter option though.

    Ah well, it’s not the end of the world :)[/quote:d50b1c7490]

    Hopefully everything works out; there’s always next year…
    Steve

  • #38222

    SteveCav
    Participant

    I found this course just before the closing date (before the extension) and hastily sent in my application.

    from reading the site and the positive feedback it seems to be getting here im really glad i got my application in on time.

    My interview is coming up in just over a week now so its time to brush up on what ive learned.
    i see that you had applied but cant go anthony which is a real shame since you got the interview. Is anyone else on the boards here heading up to the interview ?

    id love to speak to anyone else who is. im having real trouble deciding on the modules id like to take. My first definite is the data Comms & networks, but after that its a hard choice to narrow it down. while maybe not the most usefull of the bunch(for pc development anyway) Vision Systems and Augmented Reality sounds pretty cool…

    choices choices choices… and ive only made it to the interview :)

    Good luck to anyone else who is heading up, i might see you on the day.

  • #38225

    peter_b
    Participant

    interview’s for msc.. wow.. thats pretty rare isnt it? Guess theres alot of interest and alot of ppl with 1.1\2.1s

  • #38226

    anthony
    Participant

    id love to speak to anyone else who is. im having real trouble deciding on the modules id like to take. My first definite is the data Comms & networks, but after that its a hard choice to narrow it down. while maybe not the most usefull of the bunch(for pc development anyway) Vision Systems and Augmented Reality sounds pretty cool… [/quote:21e977d7f3]

    I’d have gone for the AI (because that’s my primary area of interest) and the Data Comms modules for definite, and maybe the Real Time Animation & Physics (purely because it seems the more interesting of what remains) module.

    The very best of luck with your interview SteveCav!

    @anthonycosgrave

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