CE03 Level 5 Computer Games Design & Programming apply_logo


This course offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for a modern and rapidly expanding industry. You will gain a solid foundation in computer games design and programming, understanding the process of software development and enhancing problem solving and analytical skills.


entryEntry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with 5 passes (preferably to include Mathematics) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. If you are a mature student these requirements need not apply and applications may be considered based on a proven interest in gaming design/programming. Entry may be subject to interview.

contentCourse Content

  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Programming and Design Principles
  • Games Analysis and Design
  • Web Authoring
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


5M0529 QQI Level 5 Software Development

durationDuration | Fees

One Year - Full Time Study. Academic Fees for the coming year are available here.

structureCourse Structure

Learners are provided with the opportunity to critique a variety of games, explore game design processes and improve awareness of the design considerations involved with different gaming genres. Gain hands-on experience of the latest technologies in gaming to create and program computer games. Work Experience also forms an integral part of this course.

careerCareer Options | Progression

Game Based Learning (GBL) has proven to be the most effective method for training in industry, offering simulations and problem scenarios in a securely designed environment. The skills for problem solving, design and analysis developed through the study of this QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development will enable learners to progress to the Advanced Certificate Level 6 in Software Development at Monaghan Institute or to relevant degree programmes at Universities/Institutes of Technology.  The course will also allow learners develop the skills and confidence to directly enter the jobs market or to embrace self-employment.


You will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Project Work
  • Practical Skills Demonstrations
  • Examinations

infoFurther Information

For more information on this course, please contact the college office. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ireland's European Structural and Investment Funds Programme Department of Education and Skills European Social Fund QQI Cavan Monaghan ETB

Monaghan Institute Education Campus, Armagh Road, Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan, Ireland.
Tel: 047-84900 Fax: 047-81564, Email: info@monaghaninstitute.ie