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Bachelor of Science Software Design with Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Computing

Course Overview

  • 3

    Year

  • 7

    Level

  • AL702

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Ireland’s reputation as a centre of software excellence is unrivaled in Europe. It is home to multinational and indigenous firms generating €16 billion of exports annually. The sectors wideranging activities include software development, R&D, business services and EMEA/International headquarters.

Cloud Computing can be defined as the unification of devices, operating systems, data and storage into a single system. This award is designed to provide the education and training required to prepare you for a career in software design, focusing specifically on Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing has been referred to as “climate change for IT” with a significant growth in employment opportunities in this area.

What will I experience?

AIT’s Faculty of Engineering and Informatics is housed in one of the most modern and well-equipped facilities of its kind in the country. The common entry structure of this programme allows you to experience many core aspects of software development while allowing you to change your specialisation entering second year if you have the required CAO points. Lecturers have extensive industry experience which enriches their teaching skills and competencies. You will be part of an exciting software development environment, with advanced research and strong links to industry.

What opportunities might it lead to?

According to the Forfás Vacancy Overview Report, the most difficult to fill vacancies were for the ICT sector, primarily for professional roles in software development including software developers: cloud computing, Web development database (with Oracle/SQL), Java, JavaScript, C#, and .Net the most frequently mentioned. Based on significant industrial collaboration of the Department of Computer and Software Engineering graduate of the Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Computing stream are well placed to work in these roles. According to Irelands Skills Strategy 2025 (Department of Education and Skills) there are skills shortages for professionals and associate professionals across sectors in many areas of ICT. The shortage of ICT talent is potentially significant for a number of sectors where ICT skills are needed, in particular software development. Ireland is likely to face an average increase in demand for high-level ICT skills of around 5% a year with the employment of ICT professionals anticipated to rise to just over 91,000. This skills shortage has become increasingly acute as more and more tech companies expand their operations in Ireland.”

Additional Information

As part of your adventure in software design, you will have the opportunity to work in industry both locally and abroad on our work placement programme. This gives you relevant working experience and valuable contacts in the industry before you graduate.

If you decide to travel abroad on your placement our excellent International Office will set you up with one of our partner institutes across Europe and Asia. The world really is your oyster.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Year
CAO Course Code:
AL702
Course Award:
Bachelor of Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Department:
Dept of Electronics & Informatics
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade O6 at ordinary level in 5 subjects in the Leaving Certificate exam. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

Course Structure

Year 1

Mathematics for Software Design , Communications, Web Development, Software Development, Computer Applications, Digital Media, Agile Methodologies, Mobile Apps and Connected Devices (Elective), Game and Virtual Reality (Elective).

Year 2

Mathematics for Software Design, Web Development, Software Development for Cloud, Agile Methodologies, Databases, Software Development, Networks, Mobile Application Development, Group Project.

Year 3

Software Development, Software Development for Cloud, Web Development, Operating Systems and Concurrency, Software Engineering, Placement.

Careers & Opportunities

Further Study

As a graduate you are eligible to apply to join the BSc (Hons) in Software Design with Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Computing at AIT or related programmes at other third-level institutions.

BSc (Hons) in Software Design with Cloud Computing

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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