BSc in Computing, Level 7
Cork Institute of Technology – CR 016

3 year full-time course

Course Overview

The Computing programme provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pursue a career in the Information and Communications Technology sector. This multipurpose course provides the student with the knowledge to tackle networking problems, identify requirements and using these to design and create a workable software solution for any business.

This course allows you the time to discover which area of Computing you enjoy. It also gives you total control when it comes to continuing on the path you have chosen. This course opens up the different strands in computing allowing you the time needed to develop and grow in each area. When you have successfully completed Year 3, you decide which Honours Degree to take, again YOU are in control. With this course you have more choice and more flexibility and, above all, more time to grow.

Course content

This course has been designed such that its first year modules are common with other Level 7 computing courses at CIT. Therefore, having successfully completed Year 1, a student may be eligible to transfer to another Level 7 CIT computing course. This flexibility allows a student to make a more informed decision one year into their studies.

Career prospects; Further studies

Graduates of this course have primarily moved on to complete an Honours Degree of their choice. Qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to the Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) in Software Development (CR106), thus requiring two further years of study OR enter Year 4 of the BSc (Hons) in IT Management or the one year add-on BSc (Hons) in Cloud Computing. However others have gained employment as Graduate Software Developers and Graduate Networking Engineers.

Possible Areas of Employment

  • Software Development
  • Web Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • DBMS Developer
  • Software Support Engineer

The skills acquired in completing the course in software development and programming are very applicable to the games development industry.

Entry requirements

Leaving Certificate Grade D3 at Ordinary or Higher level in 5 subjects including Mathematics and either English or Irish. Helpful subjects that contain some element of problem solving e.g. Mathematics, Science, Engineering, and Business.

Contact details

Ms Deirdre Dunlea
021 4335111