In a nutshell

A Level 8 core computing programme offering Level 7 computing graduates the opportunity to build on their existing core knowledge.

This programme draws from the success of our software, web & games programmes to package a comprehensive capstone degree year. Small class sizes provide an ideal opportunity to develop your computing skills and competencies.

Many employers favour Level 8 graduates, recognising the breadth of subject matter and the space given to students to refine their understand and develop their talents.

What's involved?

Modules Studied

The programme has a particular focus on Microsoft technologies, currently in high demand. However, we also teach open-source community-developed platforms. The course content lends itself well to positioning you to take exams, leading to industry-recognised certifications.

We have incorporated a number of key skills in the course, namely programming algorithms and software languages, internet design and deployment, mobile development, system methodologies and project management, research and problem solving, business principles and management practices, human computer interaction, web & desktop programming.

Career Opportunities

For computing graduates, the outlook could hardly be better. Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Over half the jobs in the Irish Independent Top 50 Jobs of the Future are IT related.

The most recent report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs highlights continuing strong demand from enterprise for high-level ICT skills, with 44,500 potential job openings for ICT professionals are forecast over the period 2013 to 2018 in Ireland alone.

Level 8 degrees are highly valued by employers. In the National Employer Survey (2015), the majority of employers (72%) recruited graduates with an Honours Degree.

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