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Information Technology

Digital Media, Game Design & Animation

Bachelor Information Technology: Game Engineering

4 years

€2060 pa

Programme profile

Gaming is a part of our world and it is getting bigger and bigger. Games like World of Warcraft, Starcraft or Call of Duty are more realistic than ever. They take you away into a virtual, interactive and imaginary world where fiction and reality meet. As for serious gaming, this market is also developing rapidly; educative games, mobile games and games for advertising, museums or the health sector play an increasing role in our society. Gaming is booming and big business. It is expanding like never before. The call for skilled and expert game designers is significant.

Saxion's gaming programmes connect technology, creativity, innovation and human science so you will be ready to become the game specialist of the future.

The Bachelor in Art & Technology: Game Creation & Production programme is for those who are artists who create the concept and designs for the game, though you will do this by working in close cooperation with the game technologist & producer.

The Bachelor in Information Technology: Game Creation & Technology is for those who develop the technology and programming behind the game

Programme content

The first two years are a broad base for the rest of your education. In the first year, you focus on programming Actionscript 3, including the basics of Flash graphics. You learn about structuring your code using object orientation. After flash, you continue programming within 3D: vector maths and game physics are included here.

In the second year, you will dig deeper, using C++ as a programming language. You find out how game engines work and do some game engine programming: you will also look at game servers, including network programming and databases, and will be using software engineering methods like Scrum, and expand the complexity of the GCP & GTP projects.
The second year ends with a major, full-time project for an external company.

In the third year you´ll do an internship for approximately 5 months. In a company you are a co-worker, while studying the ways the company works, their methods, their workflows and their profession.

From then on, you can focus on your specialization. Within certain restrictions, we´re there to help you choose in which domain you want to specialise, and together with your graduation coach you´ll make sure to enter the industry with the required portfolio.



The university currently offers no related Masters programme, taught through English

Entry Requirements

Two A-Levels [Grades not specified] and three GCSEs [Grades A-C]

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at H4 OR relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5




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