In September 2005 Letterkenny Institute of Technology is launching it’s B.Sc. in Computer Games Development. This course has been developed with the help of computer game companies. It covers key skills, methods and techniques used in the development of computer games.

Course Structure
The B.Sc. is a three year taught programme in computing, which focuses on core computing skills plus topics applicable to the computer games programming/development industry. Its aim is to provide students who participate in it with the range of both theoretical and practical skills required for them to participate fully in a strong and vibrant computing industry with a particular emphasis on computer games development. In designing this course we have ensured that there is also a strong emphasis on game design, media content and teamwork. In addition graduates from this course will be able to do a one-year add-on Honours BSc in Computer Games Development.

Entry Requirements
The basic entry requirements for this course is six passes in the Leaving Certificate, including Mathematics and English or Irish. For students from Northern Ireland: Minimum entrance requirements are 1 A Level along with 5 GCSE passes at grade C including English and Mathematics. Alternatively a Pass in GNVQ Advanced or a BTEC National Diploma will gain entry.

BSc in Computer Games Development – Subjects:

Year 1:
Computer Game Design and Development Technologies 1
Games Programming 1
Software Design 1
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

Year 2:
Computer Game Design and Development Technologies 2
Games Programming 2
Software Design 2
Graphics and Physical Modelling
Systems Analysis and Design
Database Technology

Year 3:
Computer Game Design and Development Technologies 3
Games Programming 3
Team Project (Design and develop elements of a computer game)
Software Design 3
Systems Development
Data Communications and Networking