BSc (Hons) Computing - Full-time

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  • BSc (Hons) Computing

    CAO Code: DB500

    DBS Students

    Overview

    This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World. Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.  

    Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing.  One of the most important aspect of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life.  When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.

    Why study Computer Science?

    Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries.  A degree in Computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad.  Future opportunities in computing are varied  and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.

    An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates a work placement.  This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation. The BSc (Hons) in Computing will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors. You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience in a fast-growing area of a Computing sector of your choice.

    Aims & Objectives

    • Display knowledge of hardware devices, software development, programming languages and communication mechanisms currently in use in a computing environment.

    • Exhibit detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of relevant theories, techniques, process and tools specifically available to professionals in the discipline of computing.

    • Demonstrate knowledge and use of a range of fundamental computing methods and tools, and acquire related skills in emerging tools, trends and technologies with respect to computing.

    • Apply analytical problem solving skills to solve complex problems through the use of suitable research and implementing standard techniques.

    • Demonstrate comprehension of the trade-off involved in design choice, using appropriate skills diagnostics to display knowledge and understanding related to the implementation of computer-based systems.

    • Work effectively both as an individual, and as a member of a development team.

    • Be guided by the personal and professional requirement to identify knowledge gaps, undertake self-learning and lifelong learning to supplement existing skillsets.

  • Cloud Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Computing (Cloud Computing)

    CAO Code: DB501

    DBS Students

    Overview

    This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World.  Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.  

    Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing.  One of the most important aspect of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life.  When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.

    Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries.  A degree in computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad.  Future opportunities in computing are varied  and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.

    An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates a work placement.  This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation.

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors. You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience and specialise in Cloud Computing - a fast-growing area in the Computing sector. 

    Cloud Computing 

    Cloud Computing has seen broad adoption throughout many areas such as business, healthcare, education and many more areas. It has moved from an emerging technology to a mainstream technology. Cloud Computing is transforming the way business is conducted and is bringing exciting new opportunities to those graduates with the skills and knowledge to take advantage of them.   As a result, skilled professionals with cloud experience are in high demand, which in turn can make it difficult to find enough cloud tech professionals to fulfil a company's needs. 

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Cloud Computing)  will enable you to explore and investigate the cloud environment and the platforms, infrastructure and services that it provides.  You will learn how to develop solutions through building skills in current cloud technologies.  This programme is designed to equip you with the architectural and technical skills required to design and implement cloud based solutions and services.  You will also experience working with vendor-specific skill from platforms like Google, Amazon and Microsoft’ Azure. 

     

  • Data Analytics and Big Data
  • BSc (Hons) Computing (Data Analytics and Big Data)

    CAO Code: DB502

    DBS Cloud Computing

    Overview

    This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World.  Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.  

    Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing.  One of the most important aspect of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life.  When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.

    Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries.  A degree in computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad.  Future opportunities in computing are varied and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.
    An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates work placement.  This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation.

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Data Analytics and Big Data) will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors.  You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience and specialise in Data Analytics and Big Data - a fast-growing area in the Computing sector.

    Data Analytics and Big Data

    The Digital Universe is growing at a phenomenal pace. Big Data comes from everywhere, posts to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, mobile phones GPS signals, your online footprint and many more.  As a result, there is a high demand for graduates in Data Analytics to support this rapidly growing phenomenon.

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Data Analytics and Big Data)  will provide you with the technical skills to investigate large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns, correlations and other insights. 

    With these skills, you will analyse data and get answers from it almost immediately.  
    As a graduate of this discipline you will have a clear understanding of the practical and theoretical foundations of data analytics.  

    You will experience using current technologies for interpreting, analysing and visualising Big Data to solve problems involving big data sets.


  • Software Development
  • B​Sc (Hons) Computing ​(Software Development)

    CAO Code: DB503


    DBS Software Development

    Overview

    This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World. Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.  

    Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing.  One of the most important aspect of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life.  When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.

    Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries.  A degree in Computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad.  Future opportunities in computing are varied and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.

    An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates a work placement.  This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation.

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Software Development) will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors.  You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience and specialise in Software Development - a fast-growing area in the Computing sector.

    Software Development

    Employing a design-centric ethos to set themselves apart from the competition is now a crucial goal for all organisations.  Nowadays, companies are obsessed with the customer experience and in ensuring the intuitiveness of design for all applications. As a result, graduates with specialised, technical and design skills are in high demand.  

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Software Development) will provide you with the technical skills and techniques in software development and design to produce high quality visual interfaces to ensure an effective user experience. As a professional UX/GUI designer you will work on creating beautiful, high quality interfaces.  

    You will develop strong knowledge of the latest UI frameworks.  Graduates will further develop and deepen their programming/software knowledge in current computer languages.

  • Web and Mobile Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Computing ​(Web and Mobile Computing)

    CAO Code: DB504

    DBS Web and Mobile Computing

    Overview

    This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World. Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.  

    Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing.  One of the most important aspect of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life. When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.

    Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries.  A degree in Computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad.  Future opportunities in computing are many and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.
    An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates a work placement.  This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation.

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Web and Mobile Computing) will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors.  You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience and specialise in Web and Mobile Computing - a fast-growing area in the Computing sector.

    Web and Mobile Computing

    Technology is one of the greatest agents of change in the modern world and it represents a significant opportunity and risk for businesses of all sizes. Web developers play a central role in how we interact with the online world. With web technology in constant growth it’s a very exciting place to be. With many companies on the lookout for new talent, the BSc (Hons) in Computing (Web and Mobile Computing) programme provides an opportunity for aspiring developers to position themselves in a web or mobile development role. 

    The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Web and Mobile Computing) will prepare you for a career in building firm grounding strategic web development and mobile development skills. 

    Applications must deliver on demand, self-service capabilities, directly to customers within a secure environment.  The programme will help you learn how to manage and utilise the opportunities emerging technologies create. It will guide you on developing, using and maintaining applications for mobile devices.

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 201​7

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI AWARD LOGO (1)
Award: Honours Bachelor Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 8
Award Title: 
BSc (Hons) Computing
Award Type: Major
Duration: 4 Years
CAO Code: DB500, DB501, DB502, DB503, DB504

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2017. Contact our Admissions Team for further information.

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
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