We offer four BSc (Hons) degrees : Software Development (CR106), Computer Systems (CR116) ,Web Development (CR312) and IT Management (CR 310). BSc(Hons) take four years of full-time study.
We also offer two BSc degrees: Information Technology (CR888) and Computing (CR016). BSc degrees take three years of full-time study.
After BSc in Information Technology it is possible to progress to Year 4 of the BSc (Honours) in IT Management or to the one year add-on BSc (Honours) in Cloud Computing.
After BSc in Computing it is possible to progress to Year 4 of the BSc (Honours) in IT Management, Year 4 of BSc (Honours) in Software Development or to the one year add-on BSc (Honours) in Cloud Computing.
Both Level 7 computing degrees have the same modules in first year. After first year you can change your mind and change to another Level 7 degree course or follow your original path. You control the path you take.
If you pass the common first year modules and have the minimum requirement for Level 8 degrees in your Leaving Certificate, then you may move from a Level 7 to Level 8 degree at the end of first year. However if you did not reach the minimum requirement in your Leaving Certificate, you cannot make the transition regardless of your success in first year.
Cloud Computing is a term which can mean different things to different people. To computer uses, it might mean backing up your files on Google’s Drive or DropBox or other Internet services. To an IT specialist it means getting different computers and devices working together across the Internet to create a seamless application. CIT’s Department of Computer Science provides several taught Cloud Courses aimed at existing IT professionals who wish to update their skills.
Every module has a practical element where you can try out all the new things you were told about in lectures. There is a maximum of 20 students per lab which gives you more time with the lecturer to have questions answered and problems solved.
No. The Department of Computer Science has several computer labs for scheduled sessions and which, if free, Computer Science students may use. These labs include stations for laptops as well as our own desktop computers. Students may choose to use either. However, a laptop is an advantage because you can work outside IT labs and take advantage of CIT’s WiFi.
No. Reports may be written up using open source software such as OpenOffice. Software may be developed using open source software such as Eclipse.
As an Computer Science student you will be entitled to download free Microsoft software design and development tools software through Microsoft DreamSpark and free VMWare products and tools (for educational purposes only).
Yes. The Department of Computer Science has an active Erasmus programme. Students spend one or two semesters studying computing in a partner college. Funding is available to support your stay and we will do our best to help you choose the college and modules that best suit your needs.
In the past our students have travelled to Finland and Germany, and each year we accept students from several countries, among them Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Finland.
For more information about CIT’s Erasmus programme, read more here.
BSc (Hons) in Software Development, BSc (Hons) in Computer Systems and BSc (Hons) in IT Management all include work placement in third year from April to August (approx.).
BSc (Hons) in Web Development students have a full semester of either work placement or study abroad in the second semester of year 3.
BSc in Information Technology (Level 7) has four months’ work placement in year 3.
BSc in Computing (Level 7) currently has no work placement.
Students are not expected to find work placement themselves. We have an active placement programme through our connections with industry. Candidates are selected by organisations after reviewing CVs and interviewing students. Students may arrange their own work placement, subject to approval.
Help with interview technique and CV preparation is available through our Careers service. For more visit http://www.mycit.ie/careers
Some students choose to stay with us to complete Masters or PhD’s through research. For more information on postgraduate research opportunities please visit here.
Many students enter the work place and decide to continue their studies or some return in later years to update their skills and enhance their qualifications through taught hDip or Masters programmes. For more information please visit here.