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An interesting piece made by the computer education non profit Code.org that might interest those who are considering studying Computing Science. Starring Bill Gates, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Will.i.am and Chris Bosh, to name but a few, you can hear from those who studied coding and how it impacted their lives and careers.
It can surprise you what types of careers one can pursue from studying a Computing Science degree and where good coding skills can lead you. As Will.i.am quotes towards the end of the video “Great coders are today’s rockstars.”
For more information on our Computing Science degrees in Griffith College see our website www.gcd.ie/computing/
Our BSc (Hons) in Computing Science has received Government funding this year. This is great news for all prospective students interested in studying Computing Science as their undergraduate degree.
The funding enables us to offer the course at a cost of €2,500 annually for the first two years. This offer is available to Irish students on a full time basis. Those students who have applied through the CAO, directly to us and mature students are eligible to avail of this price.
The BSc (Hons) in Computing Science is a 4 year degree that is designed to turn students into experts in the application of Computing Science. The unique element of this course is the 6 month work placement in year 3 of the degree that the computing faculty will help source for you through their industry connections. The work placement provides you with invaluable experience and increases your attractiveness to potential employers when you complete your degree and enter the job market.
This course has the capacity to reflect and adapt to both technical and market developments. You will cover the fundamentals of Cloud Computing, become efficient in programming and also get the chance to study elements of computing science such as Game Development, App Development and Web Development.
As we have a limited number of places this will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Contact the admissions office on 01-4163355 for more information or apply online www.gcd.ie/apply-online/ .
We operate an open door policy so feel free to contact the admissions office anytime. We will be more than happy to welcome you on campus or arrange a meeting with the faculty if you wish to discuss the course in more detail. Also keep in mind our Open Days where you will also get the opportunity to meet one-to-one with members of the computing faculty to discuss the course and educational/career progression options.
It is coming up to that time again for so many students when the panic sets in over exam time. For third level students Christmas exams are looming just around the corner, however for secondary level students the dreaded Mocks are not too far away and soon after, the Leaving Certificate begins. So while the rest of us are out Xmas shopping and ice skating 5th and 6th years are burning the midnight oil.
This can all get a little stressful at times but don’t fret we are here to help!
Maths is probably one of the subjects for the Leaving Certificate that students find the most challenging and it is the one subject that is 100% essential if you wish to study at 3rd level. Here at Griffith College we will be running FREE ordinary level Maths Revision classes for 5th and 6th year students. The revision courses are based on the new project maths Leaving Certificate syllabus.
These classes will be held in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Check out our website for more information on location and also a breakdown of what questions and papers will be covered. Also remember to register for the course as places are limited.
Registration will be open after the 10th of December.
Dublin: Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Sunday 27th January 2013 (Mocks Revision)
Saturday 6th April 2013
Sunday 7th April 2013
Cork: Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork
Tuesday 26th March 2013
Limerick: South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, Limerick
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Cloud Computing is said to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the Irish market. Last week the Government invested six million euro into a new cloud computing centre in Dublin. The purpose of the centre is to accelerate development and adoption of cloud computing in Ireland which could potentially lead to the creation of 8,500 Cloud Computing jobs.
This new technology is being discussed widely in the media at the moment but what exactly is The Cloud, and why all the hype?
I will try to explain this in layman’s terms for those of us who like myself are not so technically minded. If we look at Cloud Computing and how it can affect the lives of the everyday person, like me or you, this can help us understand the basics of what Cloud Computing offers.
Think about your home PC, your work PC, your laptop, your iPhone/smartphone and your internet TV all being in sync all of the time enabling you to access all of your personal data whenever you wish, wherever you are on any of your devices. Which means you can share photos, movies, music, contacts, emails and documents with everyone you know. This is what the industry calls Personal Cloud Computing.
Gmail and Google Docs are two programmes that you may already be using that utilize Cloud Computing technologies. Another programme you may be familiar with is Apple’s iCloud which also utilizes cloud technology.
The computing industry in Ireland is continuously growing and Cloud Computing has a big part to play in this growth. Only this week an international Cloud Computing company called Dropbox announced they will be opening an International Operations Centre in Dublin creating approximately 40 jobs. Dropbox is a free service that allows its users to easily access and share documents, photos and videos from anywhere in the world through cloud technology.
So now you know about The Cloud, the next question is ‘How do I obtain the skills to work for one of these companies?’
Here at Griffith College we have degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level that can kick start your career within the Cloud Computing industry. Our BSc (Hons) in Computing Science is a level 8 four year degree at undergraduate level. Included in this degree are modules which cover the core of Cloud Computing. This course also has a 6 month work placement in 3rd year and the opportunity to study games development in 4th year.
However, if you are interested in up-skilling or perhaps you are looking for a career change our Higher Diploma in Computing is a fantastic conversion course. This one year postgraduate course is for those who have never studied computing science before and it will set you up for further study at Masters level.
Our level 9 MSc in Computing Science develops on the core elements of Cloud Computing learned at undergraduate level and is a perfect progression for those who have completed a Higher Diploma in Computing.
Once you are armed with these skills you are ready to take on The Cloud.
We have just launched a very useful app on our Facebook page. Powered by Learnpipe, Griffith College Course Search is a handy way to research our college courses. It’s very simple to use. Just click on the ‘course search’ link on the top right of our Facebook page and enter the course you are interested in into the search bar.
There are 173 different course choices from short courses, to undergraduate and postgraduate so you will have plenty of material to research!
Some of our new courses are now on the website which you can search for using this app, such as the Certificate in Computer Games Technology and our new BA (Hons) in Music Production in association with Windmill Lane.
Once you choose a course that you are interested in, clicking on it will direct you to our website where you will find lots of information, course description, module outlines and testimonials. If you have any questions at this point you can click on the light blue coloured tab on the right of the page labeled ‘Question?’. Your question will then be answered promptly by a member of our admissions team.
You can also follow the course you are interested in and receive live updates and news. Like our Facebook page and give it a go!