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DkIT Host Annual Final Year Computing Projects Expo

02 May 2019

Final year Computing students at DkIT have hosted the annual Final Year Computing Projects Expo, marking the last major milestone of their undergraduate studies and a celebration of their hard work and achievements.

Hosted at DkIT on Thursday 1st and 2nd May, the Final Year Computing Projects Expo is an annual exhibition of final year student projects showcased across the two days and representing a culmination of a year of hard work. The event also provides an important platform for industry partners and the general public to engage with final year students, their supervisors and projects.

This exhibition reflects the diverse and inter-disciplinary nature of the field of Computing and allows DkIT to celebrate the achievements and talents of final-year students. Graduates undertaking programmes in both the Department of Computing, Science and Mathematics and the Department of Visual and Human Centred Computing at DkIT, enter a thriving, innovative job market where their ICT skills are in high demand.
Speaking at the event Head of Department of Computing, Science and Mathematics Fiona Lawless commented:

Today’s exhibition marks the end of a year-long process of student-led research and development and provides students with an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills. Final year projects require students to draw on competencies built over their programme of study, integrating knowledge gained across a variety of modules to create a project which is innovative and industry focused.”

Head of the Department of Visual & Human Centred Learning Brendan Ryder added:

There are significant skills shortages in all areas of Computing and there is no doubt that the knowledge, skills and competencies that our final year students have acquired here at DkIT over the last 4 years, particularly those developed during their final year project, will be in high demand.”

Speaking at her project showcase, a Booking Tutorial Request System to support students during their studies, Dundalk based Farwa Javed, final year BSc Hons in Computing student, commented:

The degree and final year project is a lot of hard work, but after 4 years of study it was worth it in the end!”

Final year BSc Hos in Computing Cloud Computing student, Natasha McGivern from Monasterboice, Co. Louth, whose project was based on the development of an app to support pregnant women, was full of praise for the course and the lecturers at DkIT, commenting:

It was a great course and there was great support from the lecturers. It is motivating when you have lecturers like that to help you through it, which made it a lot easier.”

The final year students showcased a diverse range of projects at the annual exhibition, representing a broad range of programmes across the School of Informatics & Creative Arts at DkIT, including Computing, Computing in Games Development, Computing in Cloud and Data Centre Operations, Computing in Cloud Computing and Multimedia Web Development.


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