Work Placement/ Internship


The work-placement/ internship component is an integral part of the academic programme of the Higher Diploma in Computing. The aims of the component are to: Offer the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in a relevant work-place setting; Facilitate the student in developing the practical competencies and communication skills necessary to function as an effective team member in the work environment.

In the event of a work placement not being available to a student, the student will be required to undertake a Software Development project. The project will provide the learner the opportunity to gain experience at working on a project similar to one encountered in the software industry,

The project will be on a topic selected from a list, or alternatively one proposed by the student subject to suitability. The project must deal with a task or problem deemed to be of sufficient technical challenge and depth as agreed by an academic supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

  1. The graduate should be able to join a team working in a professional IT environment as an effective and efficient team member.

  2. The graduate should be able to contribute as an individual contributor and as a full team member.

  3. The graduate should show an understanding of the main business strategy of the employer and show an understanding of the role of the team and its work in the overall business strategy of the company.

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