BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing Graduate David Evans says his time in WIT helped him to prepare himself for working in computing industry
"My time in WIT has, without a doubt helped me to prepare myself for working in industry.
My time in Applied Computing taught me several different areas in computing ranging from high level development planning, to low level programming with embedded systems. Applied Computing offers a wide variety of subjects but is detailed enough in the modules taught.
Class sizes are small enough so everybody has an opportunity to be heard and get involved.
In first year I had the opportunity to represent WIT in “Robo-Code”. This is a programming competition in Tipperary where colleges compete against each other by programming a virtual tank to fight in a “battle royale”.
I took the embedded stream as a choice of elective; this benefited me as I got to learn about embedded systems and embedded programming. I’ve also had the opportunity to learn multiple programming languages from the embedded stream and participating in the games development module.
I am currently working in Cambridge U.K. as a Systems Engineer for an automotive company, I am now doing work with hardware, software, electronics and engineering which are being used in high end car manufactures (Jaguar & Aston Martin to name a few).
Through one of the lecturers in the college I had the opportunity to submit my C.V. to a collection of contacts in industry. I was then offered a job in Cambridge before I even finished my degree!
On completing my degree I had a job waiting for me, I don’t believe I would have gotten such an interesting job like I have if it wasn’t for the skills and knowledge I’ve gained from the Applied Computing course."
Study the Bachelor of Science Applied Computing at WIT
The Bachelor of Science Applied Computing is a four year honours degree course. It is the oldest degree in WIT, and has a solid and unrivalled reputation in the computing industry in Ireland. The main part of the course equips you with strong programming/systems development/problem solving skills.
Students may choose between six different streams to study; Cloud Infrastructure, Games Development, Computer Forensics, Audio Technology, Information Systems and Embedded Systems. Students in this course are also offered a paid work placement in their third year of the programme.
Students who enrol in this course can expect to study modules such as; Wed Design, Systems Analysis and The Computing Industry.
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Common Entry)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Media Development)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Internet of Things)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Computer Forensics & Security)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Automotive & Automation Systems)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (Games Development)