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DT211
Computer Science (Infrastructure)

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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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Computer Science (Infrastructure) is about developing software and infrastructure for applications ranging from those on smart devices through to those in global corporations. This programme provides the skills required to build data centres and networks and to develop software securely, individually and in teams. Recent graduates work as software developers, software engineers and system administrators.

No prior programming experience is required.

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Students who successfully complete year two of this programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year will receive a Higher Certificate award.  Students who successfully complete the third year and who do not wish to progress to the fourth year may exit with a BSc (Ord) subject to restrictions.


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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.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
CITXX    Information Technology
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M0529  Software Development

Essential Module Requirements:
CITXX
5 Distinctions which must include:
C20012
C20013
5M0536 / 5M17814
5 Distinctions which must include:
5N0548 or 5N17783
5N2928 / 5N17789
And one from:
5N0556 or 5S17694
5N0554 or 5N17782
5N18396
LCE Maths at OC3
Plus at least two Distinctions from the following:
5N2929/5N17788
5N0544/5N17784
5N0583/5N17786
5N0580/5N17787
5N2927/5N17802
5N2434/5N17805
5M0529 / 5M17817
5 Distinctions which must include:
5N0541 or 5N17785
5N2772 or 5N17803
And one from:
5N0556 or 5S17694
5N0554 or 5N17782
5N18396
LCE Maths at OC3
Plus at least two Distinctions from the following:
5N0783
5N1651
5N1910
5N0580/5N17787
5N2928/5N17789
5N2927/5N17802
5N2769/5N17804

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Graduates from this programme are working as Software Engineers, Software Developers, Systems Administrators, Virtualisation Engineers, IT Security experts and Database Administrators in global organizations such as IBM, Amazon and Oracle, local successful companies such as Ocuco, Version 1 and Digital Planet and in start-ups. Many also work in IT departments of banks, building societies and government organizations or as software or infrastructure consultants. Application areas include Intelligent Cities, Ethical Hacking, search engine development, games and legal and financial software.



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