The work of the computer engineer is visible in our smartphones, our business services, the internet and every aspect of our lives. This growing influence is also obvious in the jobs market. IT professionals are in extremely high demand with a skills shortage in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) area. This honours degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of this opportunity.
NCI’s innovative BSc (Honours) in Computing will give you programming and advanced problem-solving skills, to create software applications that solve real-world problems. This exciting course will expose you to areas like gaming and multimedia design, software development, cyber security, cloud computing, data analytics, mobile application development and internet of things. In addition you will learn how to apply software engineering principles to develop software applications that may be deployed in the web. You will also develop your creativity and communication skills.
Our comprehensive full-time degree will give you all the essentials of computing and you will then get the opportunity to specialise in your final year. You will choose modules from one of seven important areas of computer science. These specialist areas will allow you to pursue the area which most interests you and will give you a significant advantage in the jobs market. The course is delivered in state-of-the-art computer laboratories by lecturers who are working in these fields. It is practical in nature throughout and also includes a full semester of work experience.
A Levels: CCC (Or Mix of CC and A/S Levels) and Students Must have a B in Maths in their O levels
IB: 28 Points including 4 in Maths and 4 in English
American High School: High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.2 plus:
- SAT 1 Score of 1800+ or ACT composite score of 26 and above AND
- 2-3 Advanced Placement Examinations in relevant subjects with grade 3 and above or 2-3 SAT Subject tests in relevant subjects with minimum score of 600
IELTS requirement – 5.5
1 Intake per Year:
The programme is industry-focused with a six-month work placement in the third year. NCI students are highly sought after and complete their work experience in companies like Microsoft, O2, ESB, Wells Fargo, Dotmobi, Datalex and Intel.
Further Study Options
Upon successful completion of the BSc (Honours) in Computing, graduates can progress to postgraduate courses at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications such as the MSc in Mobile Technologies, MSc in Cyber Security, MSc in Web Technologies, MSc in Cloud Computing or the MSc in Data Analytics at National College of Ireland.
On completion of the BSc (Honours) in Computing, graduates can join high-tech multinationals, tech start-ups, financial services and consultancy organisations. Graduates have worked in organisations like Microsoft, Lionbridge, Hewlett Packard, KPMG, Tapadoo, Realex Payments, Opennet, Leaseplan, Arvato, Salesforce, Facebook and Vivendi Games. Typical roles include software developer, mobile application developer, IT support, project engineer and games developer. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for postgraduate Masters programmes. Scholarships are available for students continuing to Masters level at National College of Ireland.