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KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative for Institute of Technology, Carlow in Ireland. Canadian applications to Institute of Technology, Carlow’s Information Technology programs are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Bachelor of Science Software Development Overview

Software development is the set of activities that results in software products. Software is everywhere in our lives: from mobile phones to business systems and cloud based services. Software developers work in collaborative teams to solve real problems. This three-year programme equips students with the skills required to work in a diverse range of areas within software development and support. Students follow our new ‘learning by doing’ model in first year with continuous assessment replacing final exams. Modules include a broad range of subjects including: programming; operating systems; networking; computer hardware; web; mobile and cloud programming; computer architecture; software engineering and an industry work placement.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Science Honours
Length of Program:3 years full time / 4 years full time
Intake:Sept.
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma
Interview:Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Information Technology
Country:Ireland

Graduates of this program will be eligible to proceed to the BSc (Honours) in Software Development at IT Carlow.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Development Overview

Software development is the computer programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications and frameworks involved in a software release life cycle and resulting in a software product. In the broad sense, it includes all that is involved between concepts through to the final production of software. It can include identification of required software, analysis of software requirements, specification of software requirements, software design, programming, testing and maintenance.This four-year honours programme equips students with the range of skills required to become competent software developers. Students follow our new ‘learning by doing’ model in first year with continuous assessment replacing final exams. Modules for the first three years include a broad range of subjects including: programming; operating systems; networking; computer hardware; web programming; systems analysis; computer architecture; software engineering and an industry work placement. Year 4 concentrates on high-level software development topics such as graphics, network programming, web and cloud development, artificial intelligence and an extensive project.

Graduates will have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either Masters or Doctoral level within the GameCORE Research Centre at IT Carlow or elsewhere. Graduates will also be eligible to undertake the MSc in IT Management or the MA in Interaction Design at IT Carlow.

Bachelor of Science Computer Systems Management Overview

Computer Systems Management involves the management of complex computer systems in organizations, including the selection, installation and maintenance of all computing technologies. This is a critical role as the efficient management of IT (Information Technology) is vitally important for all aspects of a business, from customer service to finance, sales, manufacturing, storage and delivery. This three-year programme provides a unique blend of IT and business subjects that are an essential element in the role of a modern IT manager. The programme follows a ‘learning by doing’ model where students learn through active participation. Year 1 also features continuous assessments, with no final year exam, enabling students to monitor progress throughout the year. On completion of the programme, students will have a detailed understanding of:

  • Network systems administration
  • Operating system shells and shell scripts
  • Database management
  • Multimedia systems
  • Business management
  • Web application development
  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Information Systems Engineering

Graduates of this program are eligible to proceed to the BSc (Honours) in Computer Systems Management (CW248) at IT Carlow.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computing Systems Management Overview

Computer Systems Management involves the management of complex computer systems in organizations including the selection, installation and maintenance of all computing technologies. This is a critical role in any organization as the efficient management of IT is vitally important for all aspects of a business, from customer service to finance, sales, manufacturing, storage and delivery. This four-year honours programme provides a unique blend of business and IT subjects which is viewed by industry as an essential element in the role of a modern IT manager. The course comprises a significant amount of practical work across the four years. In particular, Year 1 also features continuous assessments with no final year exam enabling students to monitor progress throughout the year. On completion of the programme, students will have a detailed understanding of:

  • Network systems management,
    advanced database management;
  • Multimedia systems;
  • Strategic management;
  • HR technologies;
  • Impact of law on IT managers;
  • Financial information management;
  • Day-to-day IT department management.

Graduates will have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either Masters or Doctoral level within the GameCORE Research Centre at IT Carlow or elsewhere. Graduates will be eligible to undertake the MSc in IT Management.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Games Development Overview

Games Development is one of the most exciting areas of software that one can work in. As one of the fastest growing industries, graduates of this programme are sought after by industry leaders such as Demonware, Aeria Games and Swrve. The games industry is rapidly growing and Ireland is gaining international recognition as a centre of excellence due to the calibre of graduates in this field.This four-year honours programme provides students with the skills they need to become professional games developers. Students will acquire skills in software design and programming, game design, graphics programming, modelling, simulation and animation. On completion, students will have produced several complete game concepts in a playable form. Students will design and develop games for a range of platforms including PC, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS, OUYA and Windows Phone. Lectures and course practicals cover game industry development technologies, including:

  • Programming languages: C#, C, C++, JavaScript, Python and HTML5;
  • Game engines and middleware such as Unreal Engine, Source Engine, Havok and PhysX;
  • Frameworks such as MonoGame, Cocos2d-x, OpenGL and DirectX;
  • Game development and peripheral technology such as Unity 3D, Kinect and Occulus Rift.

Graduates will have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either Masters or Doctoral level within the GameCORE Research Centre at IT Carlow or elsewhere. Graduates will also be eligible to undertake the MSc in IT Management or the MA in Interaction Design at IT Carlow.

Special Features of IT Carlow Computing & Networking Courses:

  • Dedicated software development laboratory for 3rd and 4th year students sponsored by UNUM, providing a real-world working environment.
  • Work placements are offered as part of all undergraduate programmes with leading national and international companies.
  • IT Carlow maintain close relations with leading industry players such as Intel and UNUM. The collaboration with Intel has resulted in its sponsorship of the Galileo development board and Quark chip at the institute and this leading edge technology is now central to several undergraduate and graduate research projects at IT Carlow.

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