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Don't be afraid to speak out, but have your data to support your argument. Good problem solving skills will help but you don't have to be an expert in every area but get to the people who do know. Most people love to transfer their knowledge especially when the request for information is genuine. Your own interest level will determine the kind of response you get, you'll build your networks this way. Get your hands dirty, never think that some part of the job is below you, you'll get two invaluable things from this - knowledge, you'll learn things that others would overlook and you'll have a better understanding of processes and your products
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CR106
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.

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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320

2013 Points

320

Change from 2012: 

20

Points History:

2013 - 300
2012 - 300
2011 - 290
2010 - 295
2009 - 275
2008 - 215
2007 - 260
2006 - 260
2005 - 245
2004 - 250
2003 - 290
2002 - 240
2001 - 275
2000 - 360

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The key to this degree lies in its broad range of topics. In the final year, students can specialise in application areas, such as networks, graphics, or artificial intelligence. The programme covers computer programming, accounting, computer systems, maths, information applications, people and systems.


 
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Course aims to produce graduates capable of working as Software Engineers/Systems Analyst's designing and installing software. Careers include Software engineer/Computer programmer, Systems analysis and design. High demand for graduates



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