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Electronic Engineer

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Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).
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GC230
Computing Science

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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 HETAC 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
4 Years
Duration of course
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This 4-year Honours degree programme provides students with a thorough understanding of the key principles of computer science.

Students will have the opportunity to work on software development projects, which have a strong industry focus. The projects will help support the theoretical content taught in class. In Year 3, you’ll undertake a 6-month work placement in the computing industry. In Year 4, you will choose a speciality: Cloud Computing, Network Management, Games Development or Software Development.

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The content and skills learned are relevant to current and emerging job opportunities in the industry, including aspects of Network Managment, Cloud Computing, Games Development and Software Development. Students are required to complete a number of significant software development projects which have a strong industry focus and help consolidate and reinforce knowledge acquired from taught modules.


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GC230 - Computing Science
Griffith College. Cork

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GC230 - Computing Science
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

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Graduates of this course are working in a variety of exciting roles such as assistant software project leaders, computer technology consultants, MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel, software engineers, systems analysts, applications programmers etc., across a wide range of industry sectors. The career opportunities are many and varied and having solid industry work experience from the six month work placement has given students an advantage in their careers.



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