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Why Study Computing

Information Technology is an integral part of our lives on a day-to-day basis. We depend on information technology to function effectively at home, at work, and in almost every aspect of our lives. We have seen first-hand how technology has influenced every aspect of the modern world - from travelling, to studying, to dating—and you could be part of even greater changes in the future.

A career in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) offers excellent employment prospects, job security, and earning potential, with professionals in the sector reporting some of the highest levels of job satisfaction of any industry. If you have a passion for information technology, studying computing will allow you to develop this passion into a secure, exciting career. Computing graduates will enter into a fast-paced, ever-expanding industry, where their talents and skills can make a tangible and positive difference to all of our lives.

Even if you decide to move into a different field after Graduation, a Computing qualification will equip you with transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical research abilities. These skills are applicable in any sector and are highly sought-after by employers in a wide range of industries.

A Computing qualification offers a high degree of international mobility. Coding languages are universal, making it easy to work abroad and expand your horizons. ICT also has excellent prospects for remote, hybrid, and freelance work, giving graduates an array of options when it comes to cultivating their own ideal work/life balance.

Constant innovation in the world of computing and technology ensures that new opportunities for employment and career growth are plentiful. Computing graduates can enter straight into the workforce, or take their studies even further and specialise in exciting, growing areas such as software development, IT, computer networks, application design and development, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and many more.

A qualification in computing is the beginning of a challenging, fulfilling career path. There is space for both individual and collaborative work, with the unique skills and talents of each team member combining to find the optimal solution to each problem. You will help to build the world of the future, making a tangible, positive contribution that benefits real people.  Computer graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to solve complex, multifaceted problems—not just in work and study, but in life. The jobs available in ICT afford graduates the opportunity to embrace their creativity and find innovative computing solutions to real-world issues. ICT offers a fulfilling career path which rewards creative thinking, logical reasoning, and an appreciation for emerging technologies.

Why Study Computing at Dorset

At Dorset, we offer accredited, validated computing courses in a friendly, student-centred learning environment. Our team of industry-experienced Academic Staff are highly-responsive and committed to providing a challenging, supportive environment where each student enjoys a tailored educational experience. 

Students will enjoy a diverse learning environment in the company of classmates from over 50 countries as you work towards attaining a qualification within the highly-recognised Irish educational system. Graduates leave Dorset College with the skills, knowledge, and competence necessary to flourish in any ICT environment, with Alumni having gone on to work for the likes of Google, Meta, and TikTok.

Our industry links allow us to establish the most sought-after skills and design our courses to equip students with these skills. These close industry relationships inform course structure as we update our curriculum in accordance with the latest developments in the sector, while pathway agreements with Universities and Institutes of Technology across Ireland offer further opportunities upon graduation.

Our BSc in Computing delivers hands-on, practical experience alongside an in-depth understanding of the theoretical aspects of computing. You will attain specialised knowledge in software engineering, operating systems, mathematical foundations & techniques, computer networks, cybersecurity, networking, social & professional issues, and more. Graduates will leave Dorset with a technical foundation in software development and computer programming, as well as the ability to work with web design and mobile technologies.

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EU: €4700.00
Non-EU: €6950.00
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