Why take this Course?
A Bachelor of Science in computing that will prepare you with specialist knowledge, skills and competence to meet the future needs of the ICT Industry.
You will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of software engineering, operating systems, mathematical foundations and techniques, computer networks, cyber security, networking and social and professional issues.
You will have highly sought after skills and a solid technical foundation in software development, computer programming, cyber security and computer networks with the ability to creatively apply computer and related technologies such as web design and mobile applications to practical ICT and inter-related business challenges.
What will I Experience?
A team of lecturers with extensive industry experience who will inspire and challenge you to develop the skills, knowledge and competence required to function as an effective ICT professional who will thrive in a variety of working environments.
You will be part of an exciting computer technology environment using the latest tools to discover, analyse, and evaluate the principles and theories used in the ICT Industry.
Explore contemporary computing technologies and master the practical skills needed to thrive in the modern computing and IT landscape.
Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2020 applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 O6/H7, including a language and a minimum of O6/H7 in Mathematics. A QQI level 5 Major Award in Information Technology
International Applicants, who have not applied for access through the CAO, must furnish an equivalent qualification that is certified by NARIC Ireland.
English Language Requirements
Candidates whose first language is not English are required to meet the admission criteria of IELTS 6.0 / B2+ CEFR or equivalent and hold the International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate.
Mature Applicant (i.e. over 23 and older) Applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through the Dorset College ‘Recognition of Prior Learning Policy’
Assessment & Award
The Bachelor of Science in Computing is a three-year Level 7 qualification awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).
A combination of module appropriate assessment methods will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes on the course including group work, presentations, examinations, and project work.
QQI Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7 (180 ECTS)
QQI Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 (Exit Award) (120 ECTS)
As a Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7 you will have gained competence across a wide range of areas. It will enable you to develop a career as an IT Professional availing of unlimited opportunities in a wide range of organisations and in multinational companies with European Headquarters in Ireland or abroad.
Aspire to become a:
Mobile App Developer
Companies with European Headquarters in Ireland include:
Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, HSBC, Baxter, Microsoft, eBay, LinkedIn, Symantec, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, MasterCard, AIG, Zurich, CITI and more….
Graduates will be able to successfully participate in the workplace and/or may continue to a Level 8 degree programme in this field.