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DC122
Computational Problem solving and Software Development

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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.

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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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**Course cancelled for 2017 entry**

The B.Sc. in Problem Solving and Software Development (CPSSD) is aimed at students who can demonstrate a passion for, and prior ability in, computer programming and ICT. For 50% of the time of the students work on software development projects as part of a team.

At the end of their final year students have an opportunity to showcase their talents to the industrial and business communities.

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Students prepare a portfolio to demonstrate computer expertise and interests.


 
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To be considered for the PSSD, you must place PSSD (CAO code DC122) on your CAO form by the first CAO deadline. As the selection process will start shortly after the February deadline, it will not be possible for you to use the change of mind procedure.


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In year three there is 10-12 month paid work placement (INTRA) where academic study is integrated with closely related jobs.

Graduates of this programme find careers as Software Developers, Programmers, Project Managers in the areas of Computing, Electronic and Finance Companies.



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