Details of courses that include work placement as part of its syllabus.

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School of Business undergraduate work placements

Work Placement is an optional 60 credit module for students who are enrolled on one of the below programmes:

The placement year comes between the second and the third (taught) years of the course. The work placement is a formal and academically accredited element of the degree programme, is graded and is worth 60 credits. Those students who successfully complete the placement module graduate with a 4 year 240 credit award rather than a 3 year 180 credit award. The placement must be for a minimum of 8 months or 33 weeks.

School of Computing undergraduate placements

Undergraduate students studying the below courses will undertake a compulsory 30 credit work placement in the second semester of their third year:

 The placement commences in January/February for 6 months minimum (full-time) and students return to their 4th and final year in September. Students may be available to remain in employment until September if both parties are in agreement

School of Computing MSc Cyber Security Work Placements

Full-time MSc Cyber Security students undertake a 25 credit 12-week work placement from May until August and also September – December. Students are required to work four days per week in the company (Mondays to Thursdays), and attend classes one day a week in NCI Fridays). The work placement may be research oriented. If the placement is of a practical nature it is a requirement that the students apply research to the experience gained in the placement. Source code, results and/or generated/processed data have to be made available to NCI academic examiners.

Work Placement Companies

The following is a sample list of companies that have recruited NCI work placement students in the last 12 months:

EY, Ryanair, Telefonica, The Central Bank, Syncreon, Goal, Citco, Citi, Jaguar Landrover, Workday, The Revenue Commissioner, Irish Life, Irish Water, ERS, Travelport Digital, Smurfit Kappa, Special Olympics Ireland, Sandvik, Mc Cann Fitzgerald, ESB, Ergo, OpenJaw, Argthur Coz, Kerry Group, Primark, eshopworld, Openet, Concern, Taxworld, Fusio, Flowforma, SAP, Ding, Fidelity International, Grant Thornton, Glanbia, Beaumont Hospital, Mater Private.

School of Business – Programmes & Timelines

Programme Title Length of Placement Placement Start Date Contact   
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance 8 months September (but can start from June and complete 8-12 month placement)
caroline.kennedy@ncirl.ie
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
8 months
September (but can start from June and complete 8-12 month placement)
caroline.kennedy@ncirl.ie
BA (Hons) Marketing Practice
8 months
September (but can start from June and complete 8-12 month placement)
kate.honan@ncirl.ie
BA (Hons) Business
8 months
September (but can start from June and complete 8-12 month placement)
karina.septore@ncirl.ie

School of Computing – Programmes and Timelines

Programme Title Length of Placement Placement Start Date Contact   
BSc (Hons) Computing 6 months January/February 
siobhan.mockler@ncirl.ie
BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
6 months
January/February 
siobhan.mockler@ncirl.ie
BSc (Hons) Technology Management
6 months
January/February 
siobhan.mockler@ncirl.ie
MSc Cyber Security 
12 weeks
May – August

September-December
helen.conway@ncirl.ie