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Software Design with Digitalisation – BSc (Hons)

  • CAO Points: 272

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 4


Course Overview

Driven by the increasing availability and affordability of digital technologies, digitalisation, enabled by the internet of things promises significant business opportunities across the industry sector. Internet revolutions are leading to the internet of everything (IoE) scenario by connecting people, processes, data, and things for improved value creation.

The shift towards digitalisation has brought about several advantages, including increased efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility of information. One of the most significant benefits of digitalisation is the ability to store and retrieve large amounts of data quickly and easily. This is particularly important for businesses that rely on data to make informed decisions, allowing companies to streamline their processes, reducing costs and increasing productivity.

This programme provides a multidisciplinary undergraduate education by developing specific expertise and comprehensive training in the keys areas relevant to develop, implement and evaluate digital strategies using the enhanced capability of the Internet of things and connected devices.

The goal is to produce qualified and well-rounded graduates capable of working in a range of IT positions such as programming, system integration and system validation.

Contact Details

Dr. Enda Fallon

Head of Department

Email: Enda.Fallon@tus.ie

Mr. Tom Bennett

Course Coordinator

Email: Tom.Bennett@tus.ie

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI

Level 7 (3 years)  and Level 8 (4 Years with industrial placement in third year).

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • Mathematics for Software Design 1.1

  • Software Development 1.1

  • Game Development and Immersive Technology 1.1

  • Web App Development with AI 1.1

  • Digitalisation for Connected Devices 1.1

  • Communication for University 1

  • Mathematics for Software Design 1.2

  • Software Development 1.2

  • Game Development and Immersive Technology 1.2

  • Web App Development with AI 1.2

  • Digitalisation For Connected Devices 1.2

  • Communication for Engineering 1

  • Software Development 2.1

  • Mathematics for Software Design 2.1

  • Databases 2

  • Software Development For Connected Devices 2.1

  • Connected Devices 2.1

  • Agile Methodologies 2.1

  • Software Development 2.2

  • Mathematics for Software Design 2.2

  • Agile Methodologies 2.2

  • Software Development For Connected Devices 2.2

  • Visualisation for Digital Transformation 2

  • Connected Devices 2.2

  • Software Development 3

  • Software Engineering 3

  • Software Development for Connected Devices 3

  • Visualisation for Digital Transformation 3

  • Networks 3

  • Web Development 3

  • Placement Preparation 3

  • Placement for Software Design 3

  • Project 4

  • Networks 4

  • Management and Organisational Behaviour 4

  • Digitalisation for Connected Devices 4.1

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning 4

  • Database Architecture and Design 4.1

  • Security 4

  • Digitalisation for Connected Devices 4.2

  • Database Architecture and Design 4.2

  • The Engineer in Society 4

What can you do after this programme?

Students graduating from this course will be in a position to take up careers as software developers, IoT (Internet of Things) designers, UX/UI (user experience/User interface) Design database coursers and administrators, data analytics and data science and technical salespersons. The opportunities Employers of our graduates include Ericsson, Valeo, Cisco, Avaya (Nortel), SAP, HewlettPackard, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Riverdeep, as well as many financial institutions and SMEs. TUS software graduates work in a wide range of domains including, internet, telecommunications, healthcare, agriculture, IOT and automotive.

Graduates of the level 8 honours degree can continue their studies in TUS through many of the taught level 9 Masters programmes in Software Engineering/Software Design or can apply for one of the many level 9 )(MSc by research) or level 10 (PhD postgraduate research opportunities in Software Engineering.

Student Testimonials

Lee O’Connor

I had a fantastic time studying the Mobile Applications and connected devices course at TUS Athlone. The lecturers were very friendly and easy to get on with, as well as always willing to help us and guide us through the material. I appreciated the variety of subjects we learned, as it gave me a well-rounded understanding of the field and this has benefitted me in my work as a Software Dev. Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Mobile Application development, IoT and software development in general.

PJ Madden – Software Developer at Jaguar Land Rover

My studies in Mobile Applications and Connected Devices at TUS Athlone provided an exceptional foundation for my software development career. The well-structured curriculum offered a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical challenges, equipping me with the necessary skills to have in the industry.

The faculty fostered a supportive learning environment, readily available to address any questions or concerns. I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking a comprehensive education in mobile application development, the Internet of Things (IoT), or software development as a whole.

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