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DT228
Computer 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 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
4 Years
Duration of course
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443

2017 Points

443

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In this course you will spend the early years of the course gaining a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of computer science, you will spend the middle part of the programme developing highly relevant skills in software design and development, and in final year you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge and skills in a variety of areas, including;


Enterprise Systems Development: Where you will learn how to create large, scalable, safe, secure and reliable software systems using the latest technologies.

Applied Intelligence: Where you will learn about advanced methods in computer science which can be applied in business (e.g. predicting trends) and elsewhere (e.g. robotics).

Digital Games Development & Simulation: Where you will learn how to design and implement computer games and simulated environments which model novel and complex worlds and characters.

The school has institutional links with many industrial leaders such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Datalex and Computer Associates through sponsorship, work placement and project co-operation.

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Note: Information for 2017 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M17814  Computer Systems & Networks
  5M17817  Software Development
CITXX    Information Technology


Essential Module Requirements:
CITXX - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

5 Distinctions which must include:


C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems

C20013 - Computer Programming
5M0536 / 5M17814
5 Distinctions which must include:


5N0548 or 5N17783And one from:


5N0556 or 5S17694
5N0554 or 5N17782
5N18396
LCE Maths at OC3Plus at least three Distinctions from the following:


5N2929/5N17788
5N0544/5N17784
5N0583/5N17786
5N0580/5N17787
5N2927/5N17802
5N2434/5N17805
5N2928/5N177895M0529 / 5M17817
5 Distinctions which must include:


5N0541 or 5N17785And one from:


5N0556 or 5S17694
5N0554 or 5N17782
5N18396
LCE Maths at OC3Plus at least three Distinctions from the following:


5N0783 - Database Methods

5N1651 - Games Analysis Design

5N1910 - Web Authoring

5N0580/5N17787
5N2928/5N17789
5N2927/5N17802
5N2769/5N17804
5N2772/5N17803

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Graduates of this programme will be uniquely qualified in a wide range of computer development areas. These may be in the mainstream computer industry but will also occur in stimulating, leading application areas such as Internet Applications Development, Games Development, Enterprise Systems, E-Commerce, Music Technology, Systems Technology, Systems Security, Knowledge Management and Data Mining.

Graduates of this programme will also be well qualified to pursue postgraduate studies to MSc, MPhil and PhD levels.




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