An Introduction to Augmented & Virtual Reality | Virtual/Augmented Reality (Springboard)

An Introduction to Augmented & Virtual Reality | Virtual/Augmented Reality (Springboard)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

The terms Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and more recently Mixed Reality (MR), 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 media content.

Traditionally, applications of immersive technologies have focused on the delivery of entertainment and interactive gaming experiences. However, research and industry are now exploring the utility of these technologies within education, tourism, health, advertising, manufacturing, telecommunications, real-estate, human-machine interaction, and robotics amongst many industries.

The proposed Special Purpose Award (SPA) aims to deliver an Introduction to Augmented reality and Virtual Reality at level 6. This SPA places unique emphasis on enabling non specialised ICT persons (inclusive of those unemployed) to upskill them in a field that can be applied across a wide range of application domains. In this context, the offering will also support companies to build awareness of how such technologies can provide value and utility to their organisations.

What will I experience?

Programme Content

• An Introduction to Virtual & Augment Reality:

• Application Domains

• Game Engine

• Content

• Creation

• Display Technology

• Immersive Experience

Game Technology

Additional Information




Enda Fallon


090 6471877

Athlone Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road,
Co. Westmeath.

Department of Computer and Software Engineering,

Course Details

Course Commencement Date:

21 September 2019

Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Electronics & Informatics
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Computer literate

Leaving Certificate or equivalent including RPL

Fluency in English

Access to a computer and good broadband

Be able to attend the required practical’s in Athlone

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