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Institute of Technology Sligo

Sligo , Sligo ,Ireland

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing

The Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing builds a core foundation in key computing disciplines in the first year of study. The course emphasises practical laboratory experience for students in areas such as Programming, Networking and Database Administration.

The subjects studied in year one include core Computing modules in Programming, Web Design, Operating Systems, Mathematics, Database Management and Personal Development.

All our Computing degrees have a common first year. Students study a wide range of computing modules to give them an understanding of all aspects of computing and the flexibility to change direction in year two if desired. Students can choose from Computing, Networks and Cloud Infrastructure, Software Development or Games Development

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

A degree in computing offers countless employment opportunities both in Ireland and abroad. Recent government reports have highlighted a skills shortage in computing. This has resulted in an increase in graduate wages. The average graduate wage is now over €30k whilst some of our recent graduates have commanded wages of almost €45k.

Matthew McMeekin graduated from our BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure programme in 2019. Matthew now works for Amazon. "I met with Amazon at the IT Sligo Careers Fair. Shortly after this, I completed my application and received a job offer as a Graduate Cloud Support Associate before I had finished my studies. My starting salary was €44,600.

Graduates can work as software developers, software quality assurance personnel, systems engineers, telecoms engineers, database developers and database administrators.

The course content has been designed to equip students with the technological skills employers are seeking. Our graduates are work ready. We have also listened to employers and incorporated soft skills such as team work, project management and presentation skills in our programme.

PSW Opportunity

2 years stayback after the course completion.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

There is no attendance requirement for this programme. Students will receive a schedule for live online lectures in advance of the course start date (live lecturers will be scheduled for week nights only, Mon-Thurs).

Applicants should hold a Level 6 Higher Certificate (previously called National Certificate) in Business (or cognate area). Applicants with other qualifications and/or with significant relevant business experience may also be considered through IT Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

IELTS-6.0 with no band less than 5.5

  • Course Code: SG246
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 42000 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 10000 EUR
    Application Fee: N/A