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Computing (Common Entry)

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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.

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4 Years
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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers.

This course provides a range of computing skills, from computer programming which involves instructing computers, to computer architecture which studies how to install and maintain computers. In addition, the programme covers the management skills required to work in and manage modern IT organisations. All students must complete a major project which may be industry related.

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From College Website...
LY708 - Computing (Common Entry)
Letterkenny IT

From Qualifax...
LY708 - Computing (Common Entry)
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CAGXX  5M2373  Agriculture
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
CCNTX    Computer Network Technology
  6M5153  Animal Science
CETXX    Electronic Technology
  6M5153  Animal Science
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems
  6M5153  Animal Science
EMMWD    Multimedia and Web Development
  6M5153  Animal Science

Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions

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It is projected that students who enter third level colleges this year are likely to find there are more professional computing jobs available when they graduate than there are computing graduates to fill them.

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