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GC335
Computing

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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.

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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
3 Years
Duration of course
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392

2017 Points

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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers. This course focuses on software development, systems development, desktop systems, computer architecture, management studies and mathematics. The course has a very practical emphasis. There is a follow-on degree available.

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GC335 - Computing
Griffith College. Limerick

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GC335 - Computing
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Many possible careers in the different sectors of the rapidly expanding information technology industry such as junior programmers, work in construction, testing and implementation of software, technical support provision, computer networking, database design, computer sales.



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