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Computer Science

Course Code(s):  5M0529 CSC
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529 CSC
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Are you a logical thinker? Are you interested in finding out how computer software works? Are you interested in a career in Irelands expanding computing industry? Are you looking for an alternative pathway to a degree in computer science? The computer science course in BFEI may be the course for you.

You will learn the fundamentals of computer science including computer programming, software development, software testing, web design and database design.

What will you Study?

Object Oriented Programming (Java)
Software Architecture 5N2772
Web Authoring 5N1910
Maths
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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