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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Sinead O'Hara from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:
First, I would say that the person should give some thought to what Department they may be assigned to. If, for example, one has a particular interest in environmental issues, then obviously this Department is ideal for them.
The Departments in the Civil Service cover so many aspects of life, and economic and social activity that I think there is choice for everyone. I would also encourage people to think about why they are considering the job - do they see long-term career prospects in it, or maybe they see it as a means to make a contribution.
At the end of the day, service to the public is what a career in the Civil Service is about.
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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.
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.
This degree prepares you for a professional career in computing and information technology. It gives you an in-depth knowledge of software engineering and the practical skills to apply this knowledge to develop tomorrows software.
The first year is devoted to gaining a strong competence in computer programming and to acquiring essential mathematical skills.
In subsequent years, specialisms in software engineering will equip you with the necessary skills to create software and to invent new ways of using it. Examples include web applications, computer games, mobile applications and the software that is contained in the devices we use on a daily basis (e.g. mobile phones, entertainment systems and cars). There is a strong emphasis on practical work and working as part of a team.
In Year Three you will have the opportunity to spend six months on paid work placement. The INTRA programme integrates academic study with closely related jobs. It will give you an understanding of the professional and practical business world and will help you to stand out in the graduate employment market.
You will complete major projects in Years Three and Four. These projects provide an opportunity for you to put into practice the software development techniques studied in class. An annual display of the final-year students' work will allow you to showcase your talents to the industrial and business communities. It also allows potential employers to experience the high standard and broad range of the development work carried out by you on the course. This is very popular with industry and draws many prospective employers keen to hire DCU graduates - see our webpage for more information www.computing.dcu.ie/fyp
|DC121 - Computer Applications
|DC121 - Computer Applications
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With computing technology playing a growing role in every sector, all indicators suggest that students with today's computing degrees will have a wealth of job opportunities when they graduate. According to the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, there was a high demand for computing graduates in 2010 and this demand continues to exist.
Software engineers typically find work in computing and electronics companies such as Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Iona, and many specialised software companies. Some graduates choose to start their own businesses.
Potential employers include AIB, Accenture, BEA Systems, Compaq, Enterprise Ireland, IBM, Intel, Irish Life, Microsoft, O2, RTÉ, Sun Microsystems and Xilinx, to name but a few. You can also pursue further studies in areas such as e-commerce, bioinformatics, security and forensic computing, cloud computing or software engineering, all of which lead to successful careers in research.
This course is also suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching computer studies, as it is recognised by the Teaching Council (see www.teachingcouncil.ie for further details).
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