The Bachelor of Science Honours in Computing with Software Development (4 Year Abinitio) course takes into account the specific needs (skillset) of the software industry and what it expects from graduates. It will give you an all-inclusive professional qualification with a solid foundation in the key aspects of the Software Development Process allowing you to become a specialist in computer programming, web development, testing, data analytics and databases.
This course is one of three streams offered in Computing, the others being Computing with Digital Media, and Computing with Games Development. There is also an option to take the Computing degree, in which the specialism is chosen after first year. There is a core of computing modules common to all streams and the streams differ by approximately a quarter of the modules. This structure has several advantages, including a common first year which allows for the seamless transfer of students between streams before second year. For this reason, we advise that, if a student intends to undertake any of these streams that they select all the streams on the CAO. This ensures that they will take advantage of any difference in the points for entry requirement.
All students go on a work placement in semester 6, usually January to May of the third year. This provides invaluable experience and connects students to possible future employers and colleagues. A high proportion of our students get full time posts with their placement employers after graduating.
The computing department at Tralee has a dedicated staff, and the staff student ratios ensure that our staff know and interact individually with all our students. We encourage interaction with the staff and with peers, as we see this as being essential to learning.
“As the world’s second largest software exporter, Ireland is recognised internationally as a leading location for companies in the Software sector...It is home to over 900 Software companies, including both multinational and indigenous firms, employing 24,000 people and generating €16 billion of exports annually.” (www.idaireland.com/)