NEW Bachelor of Science in Creative Computing and Digital Innovation CW087

 

CAO Entry: NFQ LEVEL 7
Course Code: CW087
Course Places: 30
Points NEW COURSE 
Duration: 3 Years


What is this NEW course about?

This course is inspired by developments in computing such as Disruptive Innovation and Digital Transformation which has led to the creation of new markets and the displacement of established business models such as Netflix, Bitcoin and Spotify. This transformation requires established businesses to embrace digital technology across all areas of activity, while also creating space for the development of new and innovative models.

Course Structure

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 business skills in data analytics, management and entrepreneurship.

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in how the world is using, changing and adapting to digital technologies, and would like to develop skills and knowledge in the areas of computing, the creative application of software and emerging technology, as well as business, design and entrepreneurship, Creative Computing and Digital Innovation might be the course for you.

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

Successful graduates will be able to creatively apply software and technology to solve problems and operate at the dynamic nexus of computing and business in a range of roles, such as Web and Mobile Developer, DevOps Engineer, Social Media Integration, UI Designer to Business Data Analyst and Digital Entrepreneur.

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) 
   


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

Special Features of This Programme

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  • There is a practical focus across all modules, where students will follow a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach; this is reflected by continuous assessment replacing end of year exams in Year 1.
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  • A collaborative environment is fostered with an emphasis on teamwork, group work and project work throughout the course.
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  • A dedicated Innovation Studio for 4th year students, provides a real-world working environment with industry links.
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  • Work placements with leading national and international companies are undertaken in Year 3.
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate in Computing (NFQ Level 6) after year 2.
     

Contact Us

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

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