This programme will deliver all the fundamentals in Computer Science with a strong emphasis on Internationalisation and Globalisation from the outset. Students are taught IT skills early on that are required in the International IT industry. This will include not only core software design and development skills, but also highly sought-after international skills such as global citizenship, software localisation, entrepreneurship, a foreign language and creating webinars.
In third year, you may undertake an International Industrial Placement and gain valuable international work experience in an IT company. This helps to emphasize the importance of globalisation in the workplace. The School has strong links with global industry companies such as Google, Microsoft and IBM amongst others, through sponsorship, work placement and project co-operation.
In the final year, you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as Enterprise Systems Development or Applied Intelligence or Digital Games Development & Simulation.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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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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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M17814||Computer Systems & Networks|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Graduates of this programme will be uniquely qualified to successfully work in the international IT industry in a wide range of computer roles. Employment may be in the mainstream computer industry with a unique understanding of how multi-cultural teams work effectively, allowing opportunities for working in multi-national corporations.
With a strong computer science background in such areas as Internet development, cloud computing, mobile software, enterprise systems, artificial intelligence and games technology opportunities, graduates will be well suited to seek employment across all computing disciplines while bringing a solid understanding of software internationalisation. Qualified graduates will also be well suited for postgraduate study.