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Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing Overview

The Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing programme is a new course starting in September 2015, as an undenominated Computing Degree of four years duration.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing / Bachelor of Science in Computing
Length of Program:4 years full time / 3 years full time
Intake:Sept.
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma
Interview:Not required
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

This degree allows you to complete a variety of computing subjects in year one prior to selecting from available elective subjects (in software, cloud, security, etc.) to study in years two, three and four. The programme allows students to study for a degree in computing without making overall subject choice from year one and is thus an excellent option for students who wish to retain flexibility of choice.

The Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing builds a core foundation in key computing disciplines in the first year of study. The course emphasizes practical laboratory experience for students in areas such as Programming, Networking and Database Administration.

The course particularly encourages critical thinking skills in students and this aspect of your education will ensure your ongoing professional career and lifelong learning development. Their skills profile will equip graduates for key roles in industry, and research and development. Numerous government reports have indicated that in order for the “Knowledge Economy” to develop in Ireland a critical requirement is the education of computing graduates with key sectoral skills. By joining this degree you will become part of this “Knowledge Based Economy” driving competitiveness and excellence in a revitalized Irish economy.

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Games Development Overview

Games development is now a massive multi-million Euro global industry. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation and iPhone Apps are some examples but there are countless other businesses working on games and applications development.

This course uses a software engineering approach to games development, combining study of the technical aspects of games programming, including artificial intelligence, with the principles of project management, quality assurance and organizational management. While focused on developing games software, we provide a general grounding in software engineering to equip you with the breadth of skills to work in any aspect of the Information Technology industry.

The course includes a work placement in year 3. On graduation, you can progress to the BSc (Hons) in Computing in Software Development.

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development Overview

The software industry is strong, providing specialist employment, with Ireland an important centre for localization. The majority of foreign direct investment in Ireland is from the US, amounting to over 600 companies employing 100,000 people.

The Irish technology sector remains buoyant with Google, Facebook, Microsoft and eBay all having a major presence here. At IT Sligo our objective is to equip our graduates with the skills to seek employment in this level of business. We constantly re-assess course content to keep apace of emerging platforms and industry trends. You will undertake a work placement in the third year.

This programme takes into account the specific requirements of the global software industry and what it expects from graduates. On graduation you can progress to the BSc (Hons) in Computing in Software Development.

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Systems and Networking Overview

Practically every business relies on its ICT network – maintaining systems and launching new ones are critical. This role is the responsibility of the network systems administrator. This could be the perfect course for you if you see yourself in a professional position that requires great attention to detail, a high level of technical capability and the capacity to solve problems and think on your feet.

As network systems administrator, your responsibilities include everything from activating accounts and security controls to installing and configuring routers, servers and switchers. You will also monitor network performance and troubleshoot problems. Our aim is to train systems and network experts who can work in virtually any industry that relies on these key business systems.

We have embedded a series of key skills in the Information Technology program. These include the ability to test and evaluate hardware or software and solve problems with technology; design enterprise networks; secure computer resources; manage digital assets; systems and networking; programming; telecommunications; voice over IP; server management; database management and development; computer forensics; and innovation and teamwork.

The course includes a work placement in year 3. Upon graduation you can progress to the BSc (Hons) in Computing in Systems and Networking.

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Web Development and Creative Media Overview

This program will develop your graphic design skills and technical knowledge of how web pages are created. The programme is focused around the whole process of web development, from requirements analysis to application and database design.

Developing a professional website requires a number of skills: programming code to build the site, scripting to arrange and control data appearance and design/multimedia software to customize and promote the site.

Through this course you will understand how to work with clients, gathering requirements, designing applications, including integration with databases, and the use of multimedia. With the spread of broadband, web designers with skills in multimedia and interactivity will always be in high demand.

BSc (Hons) in Computing Career Opportunities

There is a strong demand for computing graduates both in Ireland and internationally and our new BSc (Hons) in Computing is designed to match that demand. IT Sligo has a strong track record in computing as evidenced by our success in the International Microsoft Imagine Cup.

The four year honours degree will give you a strong foundation in a broad range of computing technologies; including programming, system design, database design, operating systems, mathematics and web design. In later years students are offered the opportunity to choose which areas they would like to study. They will be able to specialize in software development or in systems and networking.

Students will undertake a work placement in the third year. This provides an introduction to the workplace and students then return to fourth year where they consolidate their newly developed skills.

The course content has been designed to equip students with the technological skills employers are seeking. Our graduates are work ready. We have also listened to employers and incorporated soft skills such as team work, project management and presentation skills in our programme.

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