CE04 Level 5 Computer Games Design & Programming


Through this course you will gain a solid foundation in computer games design and programming. The course provides an introduction to all aspects of games development from concept through to the development stage including both 2D and 3D games.


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 STEM
  • Programming and Design Principles
  • Games Analysis and Design
  • Web Authoring
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


5M0529 QQI Level 5 Software Development


One Year - Full Time Study

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

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development may progress to selected courses at Institutes of Technology/Universities. Alternatively, you may obtain employment in the area of computer gaming design and programming.


You will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Project Work/Assignments
  • Practical Skills Tests
  • 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