Postgraduate Diploma in Immersive Technology (Postgraduate Diploma in Immersive Technology)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Immersive Technology (1 year/Full-Time/January 2021 Intake))

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

75

Department

Visual and Human Centred Computing

General Information
Contact

Mr Michael Connolly

Email

michael.connolly@dkit.ie

Phone

+353-42-9370200

Address

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Role

Course Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/06/2021

Start Date

24/09/2021

End Date

31/08/2022

About this Course

Virtual and augmented reality applications are set to transcend all industries and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Our understanding of how people can usefully navigate and interact within immersive environments will also evolve, leading to the creation of more natural methods of interacting and exploring immersive space.

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies to plan, design, develop and evaluate immersive user experiences using virtual, augmented and mixed reality tools, technologies and appropriate programming languages. Graduates will acquire core competencies in computing, design and animation making them suitable for employment in immersive design and development across a range of industries. A capstone project module, undertaken in the second semester of the programme, will enable students to consolidate this knowledge and gain practical experience in the skills necessary to manage, develop and evaluate a substantial software-based project. The competencies outlined will be further developed and enhanced through participating in a formal work placement module at the end of the second semester of the programme.

Entry Requirements

The programme provides upskilling and reskilling opportunities to meet current and emerging skills gaps in the areas of immersive (VR/AR/MR) technologies. This is in line with the Human Capital Initiative 2020 (HCI) dual focus of upskilling and reskilling people who remain out of the workforce (activation) and also a focus on upskilling those in employment (workforce development).
The entry requirements are as follows:
An Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent in the field of study of art, design, computing, engineering or a cognate discipline.

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements but who have significant relevant experience in the technology or media sectors can apply under the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy that allows recognition of both formal and informal learning, non-accredited personal and professional education and work based learning. International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.5. Applicants may be required to attend for interview.

Long Description

Virtual and augmented reality applications are set to transcend all industries and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Our understanding of how people can usefully navigate and interact within immersive environments will also evolve, leading to the creation of more natural methods of interacting and exploring immersive space.

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies to plan, design, develop and evaluate immersive user experiences using virtual, augmented and mixed reality tools, technologies and appropriate programming languages. Graduates will acquire core competencies in computing, design and animation making them suitable for employment in immersive design and development across a range of industries. A capstone project module, undertaken in the second semester of the programme, will enable students to consolidate this knowledge and gain practical experience in the skills necessary to manage, develop and evaluate a substantial software-based project. The competencies outlined will be further developed and enhanced through participating in a formal work placement module at the end of the second semester of the programme.

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Dr Tim McCormac

Address

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Phone

+353-42-9370459

Email

tim.mccormac@dkit.ie