Why take this course?
The terms Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and more recently Alternate Reality (within the research fields), can be represented within the umbrella terms of Immersive Experiences and reflect the degree of digital content presented to the users as they move from the real to virtual world experience. These technologies are changing how we interact and consume content.
Traditionally applications of such technologies lay within entertainment and gaming domains. However, research and industry are now deploying these disruptive technologies within telecommunications, advertising, real-estate,health, education, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, robotics, tourism among many others.
This MSc in Software Design with Augmented and Virtual Reality targets learner expertise and skills development within this rapidly emerging and developing area. This is a challenging and multidisciplinary field and our offering will develop the skill set to blend key technical, creative and user experience expertise such that graduates can apply same across any of above mentioned industry domains. This MSc places unique emphasis on design and experience evaluation of Virtual and Augmented Reality applications.
What will I experience?
AIT's Faculty of Engineering and Informatics is housed in one of the most modern and well-equipped facilities of its kind in the country. Lecturers have extensive industry experience which enriches their teaching skills and competencies. You will be part of an exciting software development environment, with advanced research and strong links to industry. You will have the option to undertake an industrial work placement during your third year of the programme giving you real industrial experience while undertaking a challenging project.
The Work Placement & Professional Practice provide in this programme provides learners with a comprehensive experience of the working environment while deepening specialist skills relevant to the programme. The module responds to the requirements of industry and relevant professional bodies as it facilitates in-depth student induction, extended professional practice, and immersion in contextualised specialised technologies and techniques.