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Gamecore - Research & Enterprise

gameCORE conducts both pure and applied research with a focus on the areas of game based learning and gamification. The research centre also has research interests in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Big Data, and Cybersecurity. Members of the research group are attached to the Department of Computing and Networking in the Faculty of Science.

gameCORE has strong links with industry, and has been involved with numerous collaborations, primarily funded by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council. Current industry collaborations include projects with UNUM, Galvanic and Intuition.

Further enquiries

IT Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Carlow,
Ireland.
Tel: 059 91 75000
Fax: 059 91 75005
Email: info@itcarlow.ie

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Institute of Technology Carlow Research Centres
Institute of Technology Carlow’s strategic Centres of Research and Enterprise (COREs) are housed in the Dargan Centre. These are:
• Business and Humanities Research Centre
• designCORE – Research, design and innovation
• engCORE – Engineering, circuit and systems, the Intelligent Built Environment, and smart materials and mechanics
• enviroCORE – Innovative bio-environmental technology
• gameCORE– Advanced software and networks; gamification, ambient assisted living, big data and cyber security
• healthCORE – Connecting for wellbeing in health sciences.

Degree of Master (Research)
Candidates for the Degree of Master (Research) will be expected to meet the standard for the relevant broad field of learning (Science, Computing, Engineering, Business, Art and Design defined for awards at Level 9 on the NFQ.

Learning outcomes at this level relate to the demonstration of knowledge and understanding which is the forefront of a field of learning. The outcomes relate to the application of knowledge, understanding and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar contexts related to the field of study. The outcomes are associated with an ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements. Outcomes associated with Level 9 would link with employment as a senior professional or manager with responsibility for the work outputs of teams.

Normally, the minimum duration of studies leading to the Degree of Master (Research) is 21 months (two academic years) from the date of admission to the Master's Register.

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy will be expected to meet the standard for the relevant broad field of learning defined for awards at level 10 on the NFQ.

Learning outcomes at this level relate to the discovery and development of new knowledge and skills and delivering findings at the frontiers of knowledge and application. Further outcomes at this level relate to specialist skills and transferable skills required for managing, such as the abilities to critique and develop Organisational structure and initiate change.

Normally, the minimum duration of studies leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is 3 academic years from the date of admission to the register.

Research areas

Current research includes:
• The effect of gamification of education on student engagement
• Building habits with Gamification • Gaming in Corporate Learning Environments
• Enhancing engagement in stress reduction Apps using game elements
• Assistive living using brain computer interface
• A study of ICT mediated communication in the training/ work environment with intellectually disabled persons
• The utilisation of Big Data for the assessment of learning outcomes in a Serious Computer Games context.

Enrolment and start dates

Postgraduate application procedure
Postgraduate applicants should refer to the Study/Postgraduate section of the website for more information: www.itcarlow.ie/study/postgraduate-rd.

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