Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Creative Computing and Digital Innovation

 

CAO Entry: NFQ LEVEL 8
Course Code: CW048
Course Places: 20
Points NEW COURSE 
Duration: 4 Years


What is this course about?

This computing course is aimed at the creative application of software and emerging technology in order to reinvent, reimagine and innovate. It will achieve this by using design skills to determine how best to apply digital technology in business contract. 

In years 1 and 2 students will be introduced to core computing subjects along with modules in design and business. In years 3 and 4  the course merges technical skills in high level web  and mobile application development, integrating social media applications, implementing cloud computing technologies with a focus on user interface design, informed by business skills in data analytics and entreprenurship.

The course is inspired by two exciting developments in computing, 'Disruptive Innovation' and 'Digital Transformation.

Disruptive Innovation can create entirely new markets (eg. Bitcoin, Snapchat) or displace established business models (eg. Netflix, Spotify). Associated with this is Digital Transformation, where by companies are pushing boundaries by applying technology across  all areas of their existing business activity to enhance  and support traditional  models through the use of digital technology. 
 

What will I be able to do when I finish the course? 

This course was designed in direct response to industry demand for high quality ICT graduates. The aim is to deliver creative computing technologists with design skills that are passionate about solving problems. Creative computing and digital innovaton has impacted across a wide range of industries from a manufacturing , financial services, healthcare, education and transport, even sports and agriculture are impacted through the use of GPS, IoT sensors and data analytics. Successful graduates will be able to creatively apply software technology to solve problems and operate at this dynamic nexus of computing and business in a range of roles from Web and Mobile developer, DevOps Engineer, Social Media Integration, UI Designer to Business Data Analyst and Digital Entrepreneur.

Upon gratuation at level 8, there are a number of MSc. level 9 awards that would be suitable for grauduates. For example, the MSc in Data Science or MSc in IT Management, both in Institute of Technology Carlow. Graduates may also wish to pursue doctoral level research with the gameCORE Reasearch Centre in Institute of Technology Carlow.

This course will suit those who have an active interest in the technology of today and tomorrow, but are also interested in how people and organisatons innovate and use digital technology without limits. 

 

What subjects will I study?

Year 1 Year 2
Mandatory Subjects  Mandatory Subjects
  • Programming
  • Operating Systems 
  • Mathematics
  • Networking
  • Design Thinking for Digital Technology
  • Applications and Interpersonal Communications 
  • Web Prgramming and Databases
  • Secure Systems Administartion
  • Mathematics
  • Networking II
  • Business Managment
  • Project (Digital Transformation) 
Year 3 Year 3
Mandatory Subjects              Elective Subjects
  • Web and Cloud Application Development
  • Cloud Intrastructure Management
  • eBusiness / iBusiness
  • UI Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Work Placement                        
  • Project (Web and Cloud)

 

 

Year 4 

  • Mobile, Social and IoT Computing
  • Agile Development and Operations
  • Business Data Analystics
  • Strategic Mangement 
  • Project (Digital Innovation/Emerging Technology)

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7
     

Special Features of This Programme

  • Practical focus across all modules
  • Collaborative approach - team work, group work & project work
  • Dedicated innovation studie for 4th year students, providing real-world working environment with industry links
  • Work placements are incorporated in to year 3 with links in leading national and international companies
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate in Computing (NFQ Level 6) after year 2 and BSc in Creative Computing and Digital Innovation (NFQ Level 7) after year 3. 
     

Contact Us

Programme Directors

Lorraine Galvin
BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Cert
E: lorraine.galvin@itcarlow.ie

Michael Gleeson

BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Dip
E: michael.gleeson@itcarlow.ie

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