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March 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm #5899AnonymousInactive
First post here :P
I recently filled out my CAO and put down the following course:
LM110 – Bachelor of Science in Multimedia and Computer Games Development (Honours Bachelor Degree at University of Limerick)
Was wondering if anyone else here has/is done/doing this course and how it is? If it’s good or bad or poor? General thoughts would be great.
For some reason i couldn’t find the search button, so if it’s been asked before i apologise ;S
March 11, 2007 at 10:29 pm #35956AnonymousInactive
well boss its a bit late to be askin that. from what i hear all those courses are programming based (correct me if im wrong).but im in bcfe rite now and its great we cover everything to do with games:3d, programming,storyboarding,theory,buisness,sound.
hope this helped boss
March 12, 2007 at 9:47 am #35958AnonymousInactive
I did computer systems a few years ago there which is the old name basically for your course. It was as good a computer science software course as you can get in Ireland in my opinion. So for a general computer science grounding then do it. The staff are generally good and the college is brilliant.
But don’t be fooled by the new name. I just looked at it and it is 95% identical to the course i did. If its games development your into, you may have to either make a good few demos yourself or do a postgrad diploma or MSc afterwards specializing in games. Theres also the degree in Carlow IT which is much more games specific.
Saying that, almost every other computer science course are changing their names to get in more students so i suppose the CS department are trying to keep their jobs which i can’t blame them for.
March 12, 2007 at 9:39 pm #35978AnonymousInactive
Thanks a bunch on that P.J,
I also looked into the Carlow IT course and its Microsoft approval, however i live in Kerry and it kinda put me off going to Carlow, don’t ask me why ;S. I remember talking to the lecturer in UL at the open day and he said year one is very basic, since after year 1 you can split into various by-courses. However if i think that i’m not learning enough programming i’ll quickly change course i guess :twisted:
Cian, the CAO can still be changed up until something like late April/May, so it’s not too late. I had my CAO well filled out earlier, just wanted some UL opinions. Thanks for info though .
March 12, 2007 at 10:47 pm #35979AnonymousInactive
i know tat but ye have to apply to bcfe directly for an interview
March 15, 2007 at 7:42 pm #36034AnonymousInactive
I am in second year of the UL course… so far so good. There are good few modules that are the same as the Computer Systems, but to say that there are 95% is not true…. I think that they def seem to want to have you covered for general software dev…. we are going on COOP next year so will be interesting to see what kinda placements that are lined up, seem pretty hard to get any good ones?? Anyways if theres any specific Q’s about the UL course, let me know…
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