|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
The Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing programme is a new course starting in September 2015, as an undenominated Computing Degree of four years duration.
This degree allows you to complete a variety of computing subjects in year one prior to selecting from available elective subjects (in software, cloud, security, etc.) to study in years two, three and four. The programme allows students to study for a degree in computing without making overall subject choice from year one and is thus an excellent option for students who wish to retain flexibility of choice.
The Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing builds a core foundation in key computing disciplines in the first year of study. The course emphasises practical laboratory experience for students in areas such as Programming, Networking and Database Administration.
The subjects studied in year one include core Computing modules in Programming, Web Design, Operating Systems, Mathematics, Database Management and Personal Development.
The second year of the degree focuses on developing your knowledge, skills and competence in core areas of Programming, Database Development, Mathematics and Software Analysis and Design, whilst allowing the flexibility to specialise in elective choices.
In year three the core computing modules include; Business Application Development, Work Experience and a group project and elective choices in Software Project Management, Software Quality and Testing, Web Programming, Networking Switch & Wireless and Database Administration.
The final year includes a supervised project and core modules in IT Management and Entrepreneurship and elective choices in Cloud Application Development, Mobile Architecture & Design and Virtualisation Management.
The course particularly encourages critical thinking skills in students and this aspect of your education will ensure your ongoing professional career and lifelong learning development. Their skills profile will equip graduates for key roles in industry, and research and development. Numerous government reports have indicated that in order for the “Knowledge Economy” to develop in Ireland a critical requirement is the education of computing graduates with key sectoral skills. By joining this degree you will become part of this “Knowledge Based Economy” driving competiveness and excellence in a revitalised Irish economy.