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LIT THURLES CAMPUS COMPUTING


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE What is the programme about?


This three year programme prepares students for a broad range of exciting careers in the computing sector. It provides students with an opportunity to work with evolving technologies in a fast moving industry. Students will develop essential skills in computing which will open many career paths and options for further study. During the programme, students will learn how to design and build desktop and mobile apps, troubleshoot and fix computer hardware, use computers to work with and manage data, connect devices and make them work together.


Technology is used in all aspects of industry, retail and financial sectors. Whether you want to work in a large multinational company, a small indigenous Irish company or an innovative start-up, computing graduates are much sought after. The technology sector in Ireland is a vibrant one providing many opportunities for graduates. Companies such as Twitter, Facebook, eBay, PayPal and Google have chosen to locate in Ireland providing jobs across a wide variety of computing areas.


Who is the programme suited to?


This programme is ideal for the problem solver, the team player and those who enjoy building things in a fun and innovative environment. Students will undertake work placement and engage in projects inspired by real challenges faced by companies and develop solutions. The classroom will be led by industry-experienced, highly skilled lecturers who use a hands-on approach in a supportive, friendly environment.


Modules


The programme is semesterised and modules over the three years cover the areas of: Professional Development, Programming, Databases & Data Analytics, Web Technology, Web Business, Computer Systems, Software Engineering & Design, Mobile App Development, Individual & Team Projects.


What can I do after the programme?


Graduates of the Level 7 Bachelor of Science Degree in Computing will be qualified to design, develop and test software applications. Students can pursue further third level education including level 8 programmes in Computing and Technology.


The Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre located on the LIT Thurles campus houses technology start-ups who require Computing graduates and there is an opportunity for graduates who have innovative ideas to form their own start-ups.


Programme Code LC403


Programme Level Level 7


* With Work Placement in Year 3


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 183 <


CAO Points 2015 180


Duration 3 years*


Class Contact Hours Year 1: 25 hours per week Year 2: 24 hours per week Year 3: 18 hours per week


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Location


Thurles Campus, Co. Tipperary


Contact Ms. Natasha Kiely, Programme Leader


Tel: 0504 28263 Email: natasha.kiely@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC403


Work Placement


Students spend 6 months in Year 3 on a work related placement.


LC403


Department of Information Technology


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