Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

Read more

Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

Close

Investigative?
Investigative
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder

WD001 GEN
Applied Computing

Ed Zone

Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
300

2017 Points

300

Change
-10
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

Applied Computing is the application of classic and leading edge computing concepts and technologies to different, current problem areas. These concepts and technologies can be applied at the different levels of system development from project analysis and implementation to project management. 

The main part of the course equips you with strong programming/systems development/problem solving skills. You will choose an area of your choice depending on your interests. These areas are called streams and give you an opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice. Currently we have six streams on offer; these are:

  • Automotive and Automation Systems

  • Cloud and Network Computing

  • Computer Forensics and Security

  • Games Development

  • Media Development

  • Internet of Things

Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
WD001 GEN - Applied Computing
Waterford IT

From Qualifax...
Go...
WD001 GEN - Applied Computing
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image


To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at info@careersportal.ie - thank you.


QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

Career Progression header image

Graduates of this degree will find employment in industry in a range of sectors including:

  • Software Developer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Game Developer
  • Cyber Security and Forensics Engineer
  • Media Developer

 



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Game Art and Design (Clonmel) Limerick IT - LIT 
Business Information Management IT Tralee 
Computer Systems & Networking IT Tralee 
Internet of Things Waterford IT - WIT 
Computing Science Griffith College Cork 
Computing with Software Development IT Tralee 
Internet Systems Development Limerick IT - LIT 
Computing Griffith College Limerick 
Computing Griffith College Limerick 
Web Development Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Business Information Management IT Tralee 
Computing Technologies (Common Entry) University of Limerick - UL 
Psychology and Computing University College Cork - UCC 
Internet of Things Waterford IT - WIT 
Media Development Waterford IT - WIT 
Games Development Waterford IT - WIT 
Computer Forensics & Security Waterford IT - WIT 
Cloud and Networks Waterford IT - WIT 
Automotive and Automation Systems Waterford IT - WIT 
Computer Systems and Networking IT Tralee 
Computing IT Tralee 
Computing IT Tralee 
Computer Systems & Networking IT Tralee 
IT Management Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Computing (Thurles) Limerick IT - LIT 
Arts - Computer Science University College Cork - UCC 
Computing with Software Development IT Tralee 
Computer Science University College Cork - UCC 
Computer Networks and Systems Management Limerick IT - LIT 
Software Development Limerick IT - LIT 
Information Technology Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Computer Systems Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Software Development Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Computing with Games Development IT Tralee 
Computing with Media Development IT Tralee 
Internet Systems Development Limerick IT - LIT 
Information Technology Waterford IT - WIT 
Computing with Media Development IT Tralee 
Computing with Games Development IT Tralee 
Computing - Games Design and Development (Thurles) Limerick IT - LIT 
Software Systems Development Waterford IT - WIT 
Computer Forensics & Security Waterford IT - WIT 
Applied Computing Waterford IT - WIT 
Software Development Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Electronic and Computer Engineering University of Limerick - UL 
Music Technology & Production Limerick IT - LIT 
Music Technology and Production Limerick IT - LIT 
Music Technology IT Tralee 
Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems Limerick IT - LIT 
Data Science and Analytics University College Cork - UCC