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GAMES DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN COMPUTINGAb Initio


LC418 What is the programme about?


This programme is designed to produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the essential aspects of games design and development. Students will learn the techniques for analysis, design and development of games for diverse platforms including mobile, handheld consoles, personal and tablet computers, games consoles, interactive TV and online games in a variety of computer programming languages.


Students will produce game designs and implement these through a variety of game engines and frameworks using state of the art technology and specialised hardware. Our hardware facilities include Ireland’s largest Xbox 360 Game laboratory and access to Playstation development kits. LIT is licenced for leading multi-platform game engines to enhance your learning experience.


LIT Thurles, a Digital Games Hub, is the home of Games Fleadh, one of Ireland’s most important games programming festivals. Our Games Design alumni have worked on AAA titles such as StarCraft, Wolfenstien, Guitar Hero and Call of Duty. Our campus enterprise centre facilitates and is host to game studios start-ups who are actively supported by Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre business mentors.


Who is the programme suited to?


The programme is suited to those who are creative through reading lots of books from a variety of genres, are good at mathematics and programming, are independent thinkers, and who are experimental, particular and persistent.


Modules


The programme is semesterised and modules over the four years cover the areas of: Professional Development, Game Programming, Game Physics, Motion Capture & Data Visualisation, Platform Game Development, Databases & Data Analytics, Web Technology, Web Business, Computer Systems, Computer Graphics, Software Engineering & Design, Individual & Team Projects.


What can I do after the programme?


Employment opportunities for graduates include: Games Programmer, Game Tester, Game Designer, Games Middleware Engine Developer, Games Developer Tools Designer and in Graphics and in Audio Software Production.


Graduates may also pursue research studies within LIT working with researchers with expertise in Gaming, Animation, Media, Entertainment and Software. You can also work with a number of Games companies in the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, located on the LIT Thurles campus.


Programme Code LC418


Programme Level Level 8


* With Work Placement in Year 3


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


> 184 Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018


CAO Points 2015 265


Duration 4 years*


Class Contact Hours Year 1: 25 hours per week Year 2: 24 hours per week Year 3: 18 hours per week Year 4: 16 hours per week


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Location


Thurles Campus, Co. Tipperary


Contact Dr. Liam Noonan, Programme Leader


Tel: 0504 28254 Email: liam.noonan@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC418


Work Placement


Students spend 6 months in Year 3 on a work related placement.


GAMES FLEADH 2017 LIT Thurles, 8th March


Department of Information Technology


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