Computing - Information Technology / Ríomhaireacht - Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise

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The modern world is driven by computing, so it’s an exciting field to study, and the demand for computing graduates keeps increasing. With a computing degree, you’ve got a skill set that is internationally recognised and has excellent earning potential.

In this course, you’ll gain skills, knowledge and competencies in programming computer infrastructure, communications and networking, web development, cloud computing, machine learning, developing mobile apps and cyber-security.

You don't need to be good at maths but you should like problem-solving and enjoy learning new things.

We provide state-of-the-art computing, networking and cyber-security labs. The courses mix theory-based and practical, hands-on subjects, which will equip you with practical computer build and maintenance skills; advanced technical, design and programming skills, and the communication and entrepreneurial skills you'll need to build a rewarding career in this dynamic industry.

Third-year subjects include Rich Web Applications, Parallel Computing, Advanced Switching and Routing, Network Distributed Computing, Troubleshooting IP Networks and Web Framework Development.

Professional Accreditation: As part of the computing programme, you can receive dual accreditation for industry-certified programmes such as CompTIA, Cisco CCNA, Linux and Microsoft.

Further Study: On successful completion, you’re eligible for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Information Technology or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.

IT Requirements: A MEDIUM spec (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect, Minitab, Maple, so needs more RAM, SSD, etc.)

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website

  • Software Developer
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Games Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • App Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Interface Designer
  • Data Analyst
  • IT Consultant 

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Programming 1
  • Computer Systems
  • Networking Basics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Algorithmic Problem-Solving

Semester 2

  • Computer Architecture
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Routers and Routing Basics
  • Web Development Client-Side
  • Fundamentals of Programming 2

Semester 1

  • LAN Switching and Wireless
  • GUI Programming
  • Information Technology Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

Semester 2

  • Advanced Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Web Development Server-Side
  • WAN Technologies
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • IT Business Management

Semester 1

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Rich Web Applications
  • Parallel Computing
  • Advanced Switching and Routing
  • Project Skills
  • Major Group Project (Part 1)

Semester 2

  • Network Distributed Computing
  • Object-Oriented and Design Patterns
  • Troubleshooting IP Networks
  • Web Framework Development
  • Major Group Project (Part 2)

This course will prepare graduates with the skills they need to thrive in the IT sector and covers a wide range of modules, including the CISCO networking module. At the end of second year, students can choose to either specialise in Information Technology or Digital Forensics and Cyber Security during third and fourth year. Every lecture is followed by its respective practical session to equip students with not only theoretical knowledge but also valuable hands on experience. 

- Suk Jing Lim, Computing

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Bachelor of Science


3 years

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