BSc (Hons) in Computing with English Language

Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
10 Places

Course Summary

The BSc (Honours) in Computing with English Language has been developed to offer students a strong mix of both Computing and the English language. This exciting four-year degree is aimed at international students who wish to study Computing in an English speaking country.

The BSc (Honours) in Computing with English Language has been developed to offer students a strong mix of both Computing and the English language. This exciting degree is aimed at international students who wish to study Computing in an English speaking country. The BSc (Honours) in Computing with English Language is a four-year course.

The course is, in the core, identical to the BSc (Hons) in Computing, but offers a specialisation in the English language instead of an elective stream. This course aims to develop graduates who: - Are capable of designing, building and maintaining software; - Have an awareness and appreciation of the culture and society of modern English speaking countries; - Have the capacity for critical thinking, independent learning and self-correction in the English language. Is this course right for me?

This course has been developed to offer students a strong mix of both Computing and English language. This programme will probably suit you if you answer yes to all of the following questions:

  • Do you like solving logical problems?
  • Do you like new technologies?
  • Are you curious about English speaking societies?
  • Do you want to work in an international or multinational environment?

YEAR 1 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Digital Systems
  • English 1
  • English for Computing Students 1

YEAR 1 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

  • Mathematics 1
  • Programming Principles
  • Applied Software Development Principles
  • English 2
  • English for Computing Students 2

YEAR 2 - Semester 1:

  • Object-Oriented Programming (year-long)
  • Web Programming (year-long)
  • Mathematics 2
  • Database Systems (year-long)
  • English 3
  • English for Computing Students 3

YEAR 2 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

  • Object-Oriented Programming (year-long)
  • Web Programming (year-long)
  • Applied Software Project
  • Management
  • Networking
  • English 4
  • English for Computing Students 4

YEAR 3 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

  • C++
  • Universal Design Project
  • Sound Technology
  • 3D Game Development

YEAR 3 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

  • English 6
  • English for Computing Students 6
  • Proficiency in Academic English
  • Professional Skills in English YEAR 4 Semester 1 (Mandatory)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Software Testing
  • Research Methods
  • Project (year-long)
  • English 7

(Electives)

  • Human Factors in Design
  • GUI Programming (year-long)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Agile Methods & Teaming

YEAR 3 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

  • Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Operating Systems
  • Project (year-long)
  • English 8
  • Usability Design

(Electives)

  • Heuristics
  • Advanced Software Testing
  • GUI Programming (year-long)

Graduates of the course will have a detailed knowledge of software design and development and will be equipped to follow career paths in the various Irish and global software development industries.

Additionally, graduates will have a high level of proficiency in English. We live in an increasingly mobile and multicultural global workforce and English is the internationally accepted language of the computing industry. Therefore, your career prospects are greatly enhanced with an increased fluency in the English language.

Typical career opportunities include:

  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Architect
  • Web Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Cloud Developer

Exit Awards:

Students may exit this course after completing two or three years of the course

  • Students who leave after completing year 2 will be awarded a Certificate in Computing
  • Students who leave after completing year 3 will be awarded a BSc in Computing.

Graduates with a satisfactory level of achievement may be able to undertake postgraduate (HDip/ Masters/PhD) studies.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

This programme is only available to:

  • Students who have been resident in a non-English speaking country while at primary and secondary school.
  • Students who have attended only non-English speaking schools at primary and secondary level.
  • Students who have not lived for a total period of more than 12 months in the EU.
  • Students who have passed the equivalent of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Level 6.0 English language examination. (Acceptable equivalent qualifications include successful completion of the DkIT Foundation Certificate in English Language and Western Culture or the DkIT English Language entrance examination that is used by DkIT examiners in China).

Derek O’Reilly (Programme Director in Computing Department of Visual and Human-Centred Computing)
Phone: 042 9370759
Email: derek.oreilly@dkit.ie / itlc@dkit.ie

 

Why Study in Ireland? 

Ireland is one of the world’s most important centres for high-tech businesses. We are the world’s 2nd largest exporter of software, with over 30% of total Irish exports being software related. Our education system produces world class graduates to cater for this market. As a result of our high quality education system: 

  • All of the top five global software companies have a significant presence in Ireland. 
  • Over 90% of all major global software companies maintain a presence in Ireland. 
  • Ireland, as a global contributor to world literature and the arts, offers a unique venue to study the English language. In Ireland, culture, creativity, business and technology converge. 

Why study at DkIT? 

DkIT produces top class graduates. Our courses are designed around the requirements of the world’s leading technology companies. Over 95% of our Computing graduates who achieve high grades are employed within three months of graduating.

Course ID N/A
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Places 10
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Visual and Human-Centred Computing
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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