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BSc (Honours) in Games Design and Development (Level 8) Limerick Institute of Technology




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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 specialized hardware. Our hardware facilities include Ireland’s largest Xbox 360 Game laboratory and access to Play station 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. LIT Thurles 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?

It 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 are experimental, particular and persistent.

Programme Aims:

Who is this programme suited to?

This course is for designers who are:

• Creative through reading lots or books from a variety of genres

• Good at mathematics and programming

• Play computer and board games

• Independent thinkers

• Experimental, particular and persistent

• Good with people: especially international teams

This programme will suit people who enjoy:

• Games and Puzzles

• Deconstructing and making things

• Problem solving

• Technology

• Mathematics

• Working in teams

• Challenges

Top 3 Reasons

Good reasons to choose Games Design and Development at LIT Thurles

LIT Thurles students have worked on AAA titles including StarCraft, Wolfenstien, Guitar Hero and Call of Duty.

Ireland has a growing indie game developer community and indigenous game studios including Tribal City Interactive, BatCat Games, NeverMind Games (Thurles), Atom Split Games (Thurles).

It’s been estimated by industry representative body Games Ireland that numbers employed within the industry will double over the next two years

Jobs Include

Graduates will be suitable for employment in a wide range of positions including: Games Programmer, Game Tester, Game Designer, Games Middleware Engine Developer, and Games Developer Tools Designer and in Graphics and in Audio Software Production

Further Studies

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

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BSc (Honours) in Games Design and Development (Level 8).

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

€10,250.00 (9,13,291) per year




Thurles Campus

LIT Tipperary,

Nenagh Road,



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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