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CK401
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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
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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435

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435

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Computer science is the study of everything to do with computers, and how they can be used to solve practical problems.

This course places a large emphasis on computer software topics. During years 3 and 4, there is the opportunity to specialise in either multimedia technology, computer security, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, or computer graphics. Students can opt for a degree in computer science (honours), or computer science and economics (joint honours).

Students can get their degree in either Computer Science or Computer Science (Web Systems Engineering). There is a common first year and students make their choice at the end of first year


 
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CK401 - Computer Science
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CK401 - Computer Science
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CETXX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems
  5M0529  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M0691  Software Development
CCNTX    Computer Network Technology

Essential Module Requirements:
5M0536 / 6M0695 / 5M0529/ 6M0691 / CCNMX / CELTX / CETXX / CITXX / CNSSX
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include ONE from:
5N2927 or C20013 or C30149
5N0541
6N2108 or C30144
6N1411
5N2928 or C20255
AND ONE from:
5N0554
5N1833 or C20139
6N3395
5N18396 or C20175
5N0556 or C20174

5M5267 / 5M3807 / CASFX / CASLT
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include three of:
5N2746 or C20006
5N2747 or C20011
5N1833 or C20139
5N0737 or C20041
5N1460 or C20048

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

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High demand remains for graduates who have the skills to apply computer technology to the practical problems of business and industry. Careers include Software engineer/Computer programmer, Systems analysis and design.



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