Not sure, have you a link to the cork course?
The course here is geared to game programming primarily, but this can be also extended to other software engineering disciplines. Im a mature student here, I already hold a cert in applied computing, diploma in IT and 6 years industry experience. I came here because I believe traditional software engineering courses do not prepare you for the world of real time simulation. Now, I cannot speak for other degree courses, however I choose this one because I believe it will give me the skills that are needed by industry and the course outline looked challenging and fun :)