BSc (Hons) in Computing

Course Points
308
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
50 Places

Course Summary

This four-year honours degree programme has been designed to allow students to choose their own unique path in IT with computing programme specialising in Web & Mobile Development, Computer Science, Computer Security or Data Science. The programme will ensure that students have knowledge of the fundamental principles of computing, yet will also allow students select their own area of expertise.

The breadth of the IT sector is huge and graduates are required with expertise in areas from computer networking to mobile technologies, from the Internet to Big Data, and from games to software development. To deal with the vast scope within this sector, we have developed a course that allows students to choose their own unique path through a computing course specialising in Web & Mobile Development, Computer Science, Computer Security or Data Science.

The course will ensure that students have knowledge of the fundamental principles of computing, yet will also allow students select their own area of expertise. All computer software development oriented Level 8 courses share a common core of 20 credits per semester. The course offers four different elective streams: Web and Mobile, Computer Science, Computer Security, and Data Science. In year one students get an introduction to all four streams, in year two you choose two streams and in year three and four you focus on one of these.

During the course of your studies you will:

  • develop advanced problem-solving and computer-programming skills
  • acquire in-depth knowledge of current and emerging Internet technologies
  • develop as a team player, capable of working as part of a modern software development team
  • manage your own learning and become capable of carrying out independent research.

YEAR 1 Semester 1:

(Mandatory)

YEAR 1 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

(Group Electives)

*Students take one module from each of the four elective streams

YEAR 2 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

(Group Electives)

*Note: Students take one module from each of the four elective streams


YEAR 2 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

(Group Electives)

YEAR 3 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

(Group Electives)

YEAR 3 - Semester 2:

(Mandatory)

  • Work Placement

*Note: Students choose one of the two elective streams they had chosen for year 2 and take 10 credits worth of electives from that elective stream

YEAR 4 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

(Group Electives)

OR

OR

OR

(Electives)

YEAR 4 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

(Group Electives)

OR

OR

OR

(Electives)

The course caters for the personal choice and specialisation preferences of students. As a graduate of this course you will have a skillset that will enable you to gain employment in industries in which there is a constant demand for software developers, particularly in the ever expanding Internet sector.

Typical Career Opportunities:

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

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

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including:

  • At least two H5 Grades
  • AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
  • PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • Two subjects at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
  • And a minimum score of 300 points

Dermot Logue (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370200 Ext 2602
Email: dermot.logue@dkit.ie


Email: itlc@dkit.ie

Course ID DK821
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 308
Places 50
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Visual and Human-Centred Computing
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK821.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.