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DN500
Arts - Information and Social Computing

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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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3 Years
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If you are curious about the ways companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Intel, Google and Apple utilise the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures to succeed in today's digital world and if you are interested in learning how to create, manage, share, find and use digital information this course in Information and Social Computing will suit you.

This course examines the generation, representation, storage, organisation, communication and use of knowledge by individuals, groups and society as a whole. Students also have the option of taking some modules in Computer Science.

The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two chosen subjects on their CAO form). Single Honours' students take one subject to degree level. In First Year of both programmes students also study an additional subject which they can drop at the end of the academic year. Information and Social Computing is taken as part of a Joint Honours Degree.


 
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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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ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism

Essential Module Requirements:
ECHSX/5M2154/ELESX/5M2073
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
G20001†or†5N0690

and 3 of the following 12 modules:
E20115†or†5N0762
E30106†or†6N2399
E30107†or†6N2401
E30108†or†6N2400
E30109†or†6N2404
E30110†or†6N2398
E20113†or†5N1296
G20022†or†5N1837
D20032†or†5N1279
E20124†or†5N4571
E20024†or†5N1444
E20013†or†5N2152

ELAXX/5M3114
5 modules at Distinction Grade.

EPJXX/5M2464
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
G20001†or†5N0690

and 4 of the following 16 modules:
E20008†or†5N1298
E20076†or†5N2443
B20004†or†5N1351
E20078†or†5N2435
G20022†or†5N1837
5N1405†or†N23004†or†L20043†or†L21757
G20031†or†5N1370
E20106†or†5N1623
E20107†or†5N1624
E20109†or†5N1626
E20171†or†5N1627
E20111†or†5N1628
E20178†or†5N1629
E20108†or†5N1630
E20110†or†5N1631
E20164†or†5N1632

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Students have an opportunity to study abroad in third year in a variety of partner universities.

Graduates enter careers in: Web design and development; Knowledge management; Social media; Social computing; User experience design; Investigative research; Publishing; Librarianship; Digital Marketing; Business.



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