Computer Science

Computer Science – QQI Award in Software Development Level 5 (5M0529) and Level 6 (6M0691)

This Computer Science course encompasses many aspects of computing from scientific foundation, to programming, web design, IT skills and familiarisation with a range of industrial and commercial applications. This course can lead on to advanced entry to a number of Honours Computer Science Degrees.

Course Content

Year 1
Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (Java), Programming & Design Principles, Software Architecture, Database Methods, Communications, Work Experience, Maths for Information Technology.

Year 2
Object Orientated Programming (Java), Graphical User Interface Programming, Web Development, Software Architecture, Project Management, Relational Databases, Communications, Work Experience.

Certification

QQI Level 5 and 6

Duration

2 Years

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with a minimum of a O6 or H7grade in Maths and an interview. Mature students are welcome.

Career Opportunities

Students with a Computer Science qualification can anticipate employment as computer technicians, programmers/analysts, software and hardware support specialists and computer sales professionals. Alternatively they may use the course as a sound academic basis for further study in the Computer Science area.

College Links

Successful students may progress to the second year of the Computer Science or Computing Degree in Kevin Street, DIT (C2 / O4 in Leaving Cert Maths required) or the second year of a Computer Science Degree in IT Blanchardstown, National College of Ireland and in many other IT’s.

Course Charges

Year 1: €497*
Year 2: €545*

* includes €200 Govt. charge