Computing

Is This For You?

Perfect for social, progressive, naturally curious types who enjoy the company of like-minded people, enjoy technical topics and problem-solving, games and fun. The aim of this course is to produce computing graduates with skills, knowledge and competencies in computer infrastructure, communications and networking software, web development, cloud computing, machine learning, developing mobile apps and cyber security.

What

Computing is everywhere and everyone uses computers whether directly or indirectly every day. Computers come in different shapes and forms, from the traditional desktop computer to the computer in your pocket, ie your smart phone. Modern computing covers a wide area of related and interconnecting technologies, skills and disciplines. From understanding the architecture of modern computer systems and building them, to designing applications that run on the computers, understanding the communications systems and networking, building websites and the services offered on websites, developing mobile apps and specialist areas like cyber security, computational intelligence, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Why

Computing is an exciting and interesting area in which to study as it is core to the operations of all organisation and businesses worldwide.

A computing degree is a skillset that is internationally recognised and better paid that most types of qualifications. The modern world is driven by computing and the growth in demand for graduates with computing is continually increasing so it is an area with potential to have a long and interesting career.

Who

If you are interested in computers and technology, then this is the course for you. You don’t need to be good at maths but you should like problem solving and enjoy learning new things.

How

Because we’re located in the heart of “Ireland’s Silicon Valley”, there’s no better place to prepare yourself for a future in computing. We have state of the art computer, network and digital forensic and cyber security labs. The courses mix both theory based and practical hands-on subjects which are designed to equip you with practical computer build and maintenance skills; advanced technical, design and programming skills, and the communication and entrepreneurial skills you’ll need to build a rewarding career in this dynamic, exciting and crucial industry.

Computing students can receive dual accreditation for industry certified programmes such as CompTIA, Cisco CCNA, Linux, and Microsoft as part of their computing programmes.

“I’m glad I enrolled, the course is challenging and covers a lot, but it’s structured in a way that allows you to approach it one step at a time. Learning how to develop software is my favourite thing about the course. At the beginning, I thought that being exceptional at maths would have been necessary to develop software which I was worried about. There is an element of maths, but writing code is more about being able to solve problems and think things through. The third year project that I was a part of was fortunate enough to receive funding to improve our software project over the summer, this was a huge highlight for me.”

Daire Homan
Computing

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