This is a four-year full-time programme, and will prepare you for an exciting career in software development with specialisms in
This degree programme is the longest running in WIT and our graduates are amongst the most nationally sought-after computing graduates.
Why is Applied Computing important?
If you are interested in software development, but are unsure as to where you would like to specialise, then Applied Computing is for you. You will learn about the basics of computing/software development, and then decide which of the specialisms you think best suits your personal interests, strengths and plans. Through the use of specialist streams, we can quickly react to industry trends, while always ensuring that you will become a strong programmer/software developer.
If you know that you are interested in computing and in programming/software development but are not fully sure as to your strengths and/or interests, then this is the programme for you. You get to choose your specialism after first year, when you will know more about those strengths/interests. During year three of the programme, students embark on Work Placement (or study abroad). Most students find paid employment during this time.
In particular, as a graduate of this programme, you will:
Have excellent programming skills
Be an excellent problem solver
Have unrivalled employment prospects (most students have job offers before they sit their final year examinations)
In year 1 there is a strong focus on programming fundamentals to provide you with a solid background for later years. You will study mathematics and physics as a basic underpinning of computer science. You will be also introduced to fundamental computing concepts. In years 2, 3, and 4 you will take a specialism or `stream’. The `spine’ of the programme is software development and you will study programming modules right throughout your programme.
Leaving Certificate 2018:
Minimum entry requirements for Applied Computing (Common Entry):
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Applying for Applied Computing (Common Entry) on the CAO:
You can apply for WD001 only ONCE. You must select ONE degree option i.e. AAS (Automotive and Automation Systems), CLN (Cloud & Networks), CFS (Computer Forensics & Security), IOT (Internet of Things), GAD (Games Development) or MED (Media Development).
Applicants who select one specific degree option are guaranteed a place in the programme (e.g. WD001 AAS), subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided should choose WD001 GEN.
At the end of year 1, students must confirm their degree option and may change their selection up to that date.
Advanced and Equivalent Entry for Applied Computing (Common Entry):
Career opportunities will be subject to your choice of specialist exit pathways. Applied Computing (Common Entry) has six specialist exit pathways. Towards the end of the first semester of the common entry degree programme you will be asked to select one of them to study in order to obtain your final award. For more information on the career opportunities visit the following courses
Follow on study
Opportunities for postgraduate study are available at WIT and other insitutions. The opportunities for postgraduate study will be subject to the course you choose to get your degree in. For more information on the follow on study opportunities visit the following courses:
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