NFQ Level 7 – See

This course is designed to develop your general computing skill and competence so that you can use computers to perform a variety of useful tasks. Its primary focus is on developing your ability to use computer languages that you will find prepare you to operate and work with computers and computer systems in a wide variety of ways:

Speaking the coded language of the computer and writing software – Introduction to Programming, Object Oriented Programming 1,2,3 & 4, Algorithms, Structured Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Analysis and Design
*Understanding the computer as a system – Computer Architecture, Operating Systems
*How computers can be connected and made work together – Network Fundaments, Routing Concepts and Protocols, Local Area Networks (LAN) Switching and Wireless, Wide Area Networks (WAN) Services and Security
*Using computer to work with and manage data – Database Concepts, Introduction to Database Programming
*Providing users with a way to interact with computers – Visual Communications, Web Design, Digital Imaging, Web Design for Multiple Platforms, Human Computer Interaction.

As a student specialising in the area of Games Development you will take additional course content including:

*Design and graphics – Interactive Storytelling, Computer Graphics Animation in D&D, Digital Audio, Digital Video Production
*Creating games – Games Development, Games Design.

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For more information:

Head of Department Computing
Ms Mary Lucey
Room(s): T229
Tel: +353 (0)66 7191863 Ext: 1863.