New Courses in Computing and IT The Institute of Technology, Tralee is pleased to announce new degree opportunities in computing and information technology (IT) for those availing of the CAO Change of Mind facility.   The new and innovative courses in the fields of computing and IT will prepare students for a range of diverse career opportunities and will commence this September at the Institute.

To date the Institute has offered three streams in its Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computing programme â¿¿ Software Development, Multimedia and Games Development.  From this September, students taking the BSc in Computing at either level 7 or level 8 will now be able to opt for a new stream â¿¿ BSc in Computing with Interactive Web Development.  

Web design and development is a solid career choice.  Companies and organisations today and for the foreseeable future are increasingly doing business over the internet and through mobile devices.  The aim of this course is to provide students with the professional and technical skills to enable them to develop software in various application areas, but with particular focus on the design, specification, implementation and testing of web-based solutions.  Whether your strengths are creative, technological or business-oriented, you will find a career niche in web development.

The Institute is also pleased to announce a degree programme in IT Training.  The BSc in IT (Education & Training) will be offered at level 7 and level 8 and aims to develop IT industry professionals with a combination of both technical and training skills.  The course is a unique combination of a wide range of information technology areas combined with modules in education and work-based training.  It will provide graduates with a good grounding in the skills and competencies necessary to work as IT trainers in commercial training as well as adult and further education.  A number of the modules will be delivered online. 

The Institute has a lot of expertise in the area of educational technology and delivery of programmes online.  The computing department was a forerunner in the area since the introduction of its signature online course - Masters in Educational Technology four years ago.  The launch of this new undergraduate degree in IT education is very timely.  The 2006 Future Skills report on the Digital Media Industry  identified the core skill need for the future development of this sector as being graduates with qualifications emphasizing education, training needs analysis and learning design, all of which are core elements of the BSc in IT.

Graduates from both the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Interactive Web Development and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in IT (Education & Training) programmes wishing to pursue further studies can then proceed to postgraduate studies at the Institute.

How do I apply for these courses?
Application is through the CAO.  Non-standard applicants and students transferring from other Higher Education Institutes should contact the Admissions Office on (066) 7145638 or email Further information is available at

For further information:
Brita Lyons, IT, Tralee: PH: 066 719 1705 / Mobile 087 2998616

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