Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) (MSc)

Trinity College Dublin Ireland

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
EUR 14000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 1600

All study options

About Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) at Trinity College Dublin

The Msc in Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) is a one-year course, directed by Dr Steven Collins (co-founder of Havok) and has been designed in collaboration with Microsoft, Demonware, Radical Entertainment and other leading game industry companies. The programme immerses students in a state of the art learning environment, including the Microsoft © sponsored XNA Gamelab, featuring Xbox360 systems and multi-core PCs with DX10 GPUs per-student, with classes given by leading researchers in computer graphics, vision, networking and distributed systems, where students use the latest hardware, software tools and technologies, as used by professional game development companies.

The modules making up the first half of the year cover topics including:

  • Software Engineering for Concurrent and Distributed Systems

  • Data Communications and Networks

  • Graphics and Console Hardware and Real-time Rendering

  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Agents

  • Real-time Animation and Physics

  • Vision Systems and Augmented Reality

  • Numerical Methods and Mathematical Modelling


During the second half of the year students put theory into practice in a significant group project, and individual research dissertation. This course is open to graduates who have achieved the equivalent of at least an upper second-class honors degree, in computing, information technology, or a related discipline. Well qualified candidates from disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics who have sufficient knowledge of computing may also be accepted.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesEUR 14000International course feesGBP 1600

Entry requirements for this course

Contact Trinity College Dublin to find course entry requirements.