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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish)

  • Course Code

    TA328

  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Combined Arts,Computer Science,Computing,General Programmes,Management and administration,Political Science and civics

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Computing at IT Tallaght

Placement/ Period Abroad: Option for 6 month placement or period abroad in Year 3.

Last year over 70 students availed of this option across a range of companies such as SAP, IBM, Amazon AWS, Ergo, Groupon, Equinix, Openet, OpenJaw and many, many more. Placement countries include France, Spain, Austria, Germany.

 

This programme has been designed in consultation with the lecturing team in Computer Science and the Language lecturing team for French, German & Spanish. The language component of this programme will be taught in common with existing language provision in the institute but course materials and language activities are mapped against the core content subject areas to ensure that learners in the Computing with Language group retain their own identity.

 

Students study the general language and communication skills for the first two academic years. Fluency and competence in the language really comes with the period spent abroad. For those with the interest and strength in the language a full year abroad at the end of year two is a possible. Students taking a full year abroad will need to progress their studies in the partner institution along similar technical topics to those covered in Semester 5.  For those who are less confident in their language semester 5 will have additional preparation outside of normal classes to help prepare students for the period abroad.

 

The Computing with Language programme is a response to the growing demand for graduates with both IT and language skills in the ICT sector where employment and activity has grown substantially and remains vibrant. Language skills and recruitment requirements point to a high demand for graduates with a minimum of two languages (English plus one).

The programme is intended to meet the demands of business and industry, the economy and society. Language skills are now considered a basic competence for EU citizens generally and essential when working in a multicultural professional environment. Having a degree of fluency in a second language in such an environment demonstrates a level of cultural openness and adaptability, which is attractive and gives graduates a competitive edge and enhanced employability. Therefore this course meets market needs on a local and global level, preparing graduates who are good communicators with a high level of language and cultural awareness.  

Accreditations/Outcomes

CAO Code TA 328
Honours Bachelors Degree of Science – Computing with Language (French/ german/ Spanish)
Length of course: 4 years
Recognised in Europe
Mature students welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level
MSc, PhD

What do I Need?

Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects, and a minimum of Grade D3 (Ordinary Level) in 4 other subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination, which must include Mathematics and English or Irish. The French language option will require a C1 grade in LC French or equivalent, other languages can be from the beginning.

You should be expecting to score better than a D grade in Ordinary Level Mathematics if considering this programme.

Previous computing experience not required so much as a logical approach to problems and an interest in being involved in a fast growing rewarding career.

 

Recent minimum CAO points: 280
Points range of recent offers: 280-500

Career Opportunities

Computing at IT TallaghtThis is a new degree option designed to address the need for Level 8 computing graduates who have a language competence. It has been designed in consultation with leading companies including SAP Ireland and Salesforce.com. The combination of computing skills with language skills opens a wide range of interesting roles. One major employer has stated: ‘When I see a good CV that includes a period abroad I see someone who has challenged themselves and proved their ability to be independent. I tend to reach for those first even if the foreign language isn’t essential to the role.

In 2015 over 90% of IT Tallaght Level 8 Department of Computing graduates found employment in ICT Sector roles within 3 months of graduating with 5% going on to further study. Salaries ranged from €22k to €52k with typical salaries in the region of €35k for good development roles.  IBM was the single largest employer closely followed by SAP and Ergo Systems. Other employers were Sage, Intel, Bearing Point, PaddyPower, Microsoft, Dell, Guidewire, Allnone, Dell, ERS, Telecity.

 

How To Apply

Apply through CAO for entry to year 1. Advanced entry into later years apply through Institute online system.

Further Information

Contact Dr. John Cardiff/ Liz Sherry (Course Leaders) jcardiff@it-tallaght.ie / lsherry@it-tallaght.ie

Or Head of Department of Computing: Dr. Barry Feeney bfeeney@it-tallaght.ie

 

Fees

Select here for information on fees: http://www.it-tallaght.ie/fees

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