BSc (Honours) in Computing

Description: BSc (Honours) in Computing
Duration: 4 years
NFQ Level: Level 8
Brochure: Download BSc (Honours) in Computing brochure

The work of the software engineer is visible in our smartphones, our business services, the internet and every aspect of our lives. This growing influence is also obvious in the jobs market. IT professionals are in extremely high demand with a skills shortage in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) area. This honours degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of this opportunity.

Note: In accordance with our quality assurance processes, we conduct a full programmatic review of all our courses every 5 years. This course outline is a redevelopment of our existing BSc (Honours) in Computing degree to give students more flexibility and a broader range of career options. The current review may result in some changes to the content of this programme starting in September 2020. The course is subject to QQI vaidation.

Location Start Date

IFSC Campus

14/09/2020 Apply Now

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About this Course

NCI’s innovative BSc (Hons) in Computing will give you programming and advanced problem-solving skills, to create software applications that solve real-world problems. This exciting course will expose you to areas like games programming, software development, cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning/data analytics, internet of things, digital business transformation. In addition, you will learn how to apply software engineering principles to develop software applications that may be deployed in the web and on mobile devices.You will also develop your problem-solving, teamwork, creativity and communication skills.

Our comprehensive full-time degree will give you all the essentials of computing and you will then get the opportunity to specialise in your final year. You will choose modules from one of seven important areas of computer science. These specialist areas will allow you to pursue the area which most interests you and will give you a significant advantage in the jobs market. The course is delivered in state-of-the-art computer laboratories by lecturers who are working in these fields. It is practical in nature throughout and also includes a full semester of work experience.

As a graduate of this course you will:

Create software applications on mobile devices, in the cloud, on the web and in gaming using the latest technologies

  • Create software applications on mobile devices, in the cloud, on the web, and in gaming using the latest technologies
  • Understand how to incorporate multimedia into software applications
  • Analyse and interpret data to address real business problems
  • Develop your business and interpersonal skills
  • Understand the cloud computing paradigm and its implications for software, infrastructure and platforms
  • Understand how to secure software applications from malware and hacking
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