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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing and Digital Media

A four-year (Level 8) honours degree course for those interested in developing a career in digital media and web design.

Discipline: Computer Science and Applied Physics

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 48

CAO Round 1 Points: 270 (2020)

Why Study?

The programme presents an opportunity to study exciting new areas in:

  • 2D & 3D graphics
  • Animation
  • Dynamic web design & development
  • Video
  • Production and database technologies for multiplatform environments.

Students gain proficiency in various software toolkits and applications though practical development work, acquiring hands-on skills and competencies in the production of rich media and web applications for a wide range of platforms at every stage of this exciting course.

Our lecturers place significant emphasis on helping students gain practical skills, and participants are trained in the provision of computerised web-based solutions, using a wide range of appropriate methods.

Students work individually and in groups on a variety of projects and acquire the latest techniques involved in dynamic rich media development. This course of study fosters the development of creative thinking, the development of interpersonal and project management skills, and competencies required to work in an ever-changing web and technological environment.

Programme Modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Digital Graphics & Design
  • Web Design & Development
  • Digital Narrative
  • Software Developement
  • Skills & Innovation
  • Digital Media & Social Computing
  • Maths for Computing 1 & 2
  • Business & Analytical Information Systems

Year 2

  • Audio Video Design & Production 1
  • Applied Digital Media 1&2
  • IT
  • Professional Skills
  • Database Mgt
  • Object Oriented Computing 1
  • Applied Networking Technologies
  • System Analysis
  • Project Mgt

Year 3

  • Mobile Web App Design Develop1 & 2
  • Dynamic Web Development
  • Object Oriented Computing 2
  • Professional Practice
  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Dynamic Web Development
  • Digital Marketing Web Analytics
  • Audio Video
  • Design & Production 2
  • Mobile Applications Development

Year 4

  • 3D Virtual World
  • Media and Technology Convergence
  • Group Project
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Software Testing Social Web/Digital Media Strategy
  • Secure Web Applications
  • Advanced Databases
  • Electives include Graphics & Data Visualisation
  • Semantic Web & Linked
  • Data, Entrepreneurship
  • Data Representation and Querying

Career Opportunities

Graduates will gain a wide range of skills and competencies in mobile, digital media and web development which ensures their versatility and adaptability to the fast changing world of Information

Essential Information: 

Progression to relevant masters degree programmes in Ireland and the UK, particularly in the areas of web design, digital media, and applied information technology

Contact Us

Valerie Butler

Phone: 091-742540
E-mail: Valerie Butler