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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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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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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
. 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
. 5M0529 Software Development
. 5M17814 Computer Systems & Networks
. 5M17817 Software Development


Essential Module Requirements:
CITXX - Information Technology  - 5 Distinctions which must include:

C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems
C20013 - Computer Programming

5M0536 - Computer Systems and Networks, 5M17814, - 5 Distinctions which must include:

5N0548 - Computer Systems Hardware
or 5N17783

And one from:

5N0556 - Maths for STEM
or 5S17694

5N0554 - Computational Methods and Problem Solving
or 5N17782

5N18396 - Maths for Information Technology

LCE Maths at O4/H7

Plus at least three Distinctions from the following:

5N2929 - Networking Essentials / 5N17788
5N0544 - Distributed Systems / 5N17784
5N0583 - ICT Security Policy and Management / 5N17786
5N0580 - Mobile Technologies / 5N17787
5N2927 - Programming and Design Principles / 5N17802
5N2434 - Virtualisation Support / 5N17805
5N2928 - Operating Systems / 5N17789
5M0529 - Software Development
 

5M17817 - 5 Distinctions which must include:

5N0541 - Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
or 5N17785

And one from:

5N0556 - Maths for STEM
or 5S17694

5N0554 - Computational Methods and Problem Solving
or 5N17782

5N18396 - Maths for Information Technology

LCE Maths at O4/H7

Plus at least three Distinctions from the following:

5N0783 - Database Methods
5N1651 - Games Analysis Design
5N1910 - Web Authoring
5N0580 - Mobile Technologies / 5N17787
5N2928 - Operating Systems / 5N17789
5N2927 - Programming and Design Principles / 5N17802
5N2769 - Software Testing / 5N17804
5N2772 - Software Architecture / 5N17803


Note: Information for 2018 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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