Course Overview Validation HETAC Framework Level Level 8 Degree CAO Code GC 430 Requirements 215 points / 2C3s (Hons) + 4D3s (Ord) to include a language and Maths Duration 4 years Full time(Timetable) or 3.5 years Part time(Timetable) Apply Through the CAO or directly at www.gcd.ie/apply
The BSc (Hons) in Computing Science has received Government funding this year. This enables us to offer the course at a cost of €2,500 annually for the first two years full time. As we have a limited number of places this will be offered on a first come first served basis. Contact the admissions office for more information.
The BSc (Hons) in Computing Science course prepares students for a wide range of software development opportunities in both Irish and multinational companies.
On successful completion, students will be experts in the application of Computing Science with the ability to reflect and adapt to both technical and market developments. The content and skills learned are relevant to current and emerging job opportunities in the industry, including aspects of Cloud Computing and Web Development.
Students are required to complete a number of significant software development projects which have a strong industry focus and help consolidate and reinforce knowledge acquired from taught modules.
In Year 3, full time students undertake a 6 month work placement in industry that Griffith College will secure for them. This opportunity allows students to draw on valuable experience for their final year. It will also significantly improve their attractiveness to potential employers as they will have relevant industry experience and a reference to add to their CV on completion of their degree.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Software Development Computer Programming • Object Oriented Development
• Data Structures & Algorithms
Programming Paradigms • Concurrent Programming (C)
• Emerging Technologies (E)
• Games Development (E)
Computer Systems • Computer Hardware
• Systems Software
• Relational Databases
• Operating System Design
Networks & Data Communications • Advanced Network Theory (C)
• Database Management (E)
• Distributed Systems (E)
• Practical Networking (E)
Business Solutions & Design • I.T. in Society
• Business Information Systems
• Systems Analysis and Design
• Web Development
HCI & GUI Programming • Software Development Project (C)
• Artificial Intelligence (E)
Foundations Foundations of Computing • Probability and Statistics
• Linear Algebra
• Introduction to Formal Design • Computer Graphics (E)
• Formal Specifications (C)
Work Placement (C) CORE
(E) ELECTIVE. Students will choose 3 electives in year 4
Learner protection for all HETAC programmes is provided in accordance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999
On completion of the Level 8 honours degree, students may progress onto a range of Level 9 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework.
Further study options at Griffith College include a range of Postgraduate Diplomas in Networking, Software Development and Information Management, an MSc in Computing Science (HETAC) and an MSc in Applied Digital Media (HETAC). Selected module content covers professional course material (granted by CISCO, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Inc etc.) which also provides students with sufficient knowledge to undertake professional qualifications.
Our graduates work as assistant software project leaders, computer technology consultants, MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel, software engineers, systems analysts, applications programmers etc. across a wide range of industry sectors.
Fill out the application form here.
Send a copy of your degree, CV and a copy of your photo ID by email .
Our Admissions Team will endeavour to contact you within 10 working days if you are successful in gaining a place.
Proceed to register to the course & cover your fees online or by bank draft
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For Undergraduate courses:
- Full time Applicants under 23 years of age should apply throughCAO.
- Mature applicants for full time or part time and applicants under 23 years of age for part time should apply directly to Griffith College.
- International applicants should also apply directly.
- For further information on the correct application procedure for you, please contact theAdmissions Officefor more details.http://www.gcd.ie/contact-us/
For Postgraduate courses:
- Postgraduate applicants may apply directly to Griffith College before 31st August each year. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their undergraduate degree final results for entry. Griffith College welcomes applications from those who do not meet the academic requirements but who have extensive industry experience. For such applications, an additional interview will be required. Contact theAdmissions Officefor more details.