BSc Computing & Multimedia Level 7

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The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia programme provides a broad range of modules designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of graduates and also provide them with increased employment prospects in a wide range of areas.

Graduates will have the required skills and knowledge to work effectively within an organisation, to work as part of a team on software development projects, to produce multimedia content (such as graphics and audio), configure networks & systems and to configure & maintain hardware.

They will also be able to build 3-D visual graphics and animations and incorporate them into computer programmes, mobile applications and games.

Graduates will have the ability to manage projects, present and pitch their ideas and software applications to their peers.  

Applying for this course and the CAO
This course is on the CAO. Students may apply directly to Dorset College: Telephone: +353 1 8309677 to speak with a Course Advisor.

Dorset College welcomes applications from Leaving Certificate, International, A Level, holders of QQI level 5 & 6 awards and Mature learners.  QQI holders may be eligible for entry onto specific related programmes at Dorset College.

Holders of QQI level 5/6 Major Award in Information Technology or International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate with the equivalent of a minimum of 5O6/H7, including a language and a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths.

Applicants who are second language speakers of English must achieve an IELTS score of 6 or equivalent.

For full details on entry requirements for: Leaving Certificate, A Level, Mature Students, QQI Applicants, 

EU Applicants: Please apply for this course by completing the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the Application Form (Click Here).

Non EU Applications: Please complete the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the NON EU Application Form (Click Here).

For Mature Learners (i.e. age 23 and older), applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy.

The BSc in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 7 Course will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence required for JOB opportunities and/or Academic progression.  This programme of study will proivide a career path with many opportunities in this field.

A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include a combination of final written examinations and continuous  assessment processes such as assignments and projects.QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 7
Awarded by: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Protection of Enrolled Learners
The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6 requires that all programmes of 3 months or more duration have in place arrangements for the Protection of Enrolled Learners to ensure learners have the opportunity to complete their programme of study.  Dorset College has made arrangements with at least two other providers to comply with this legal obligation. To read the QQI policy document on the protection of Enrolled Learners click on the link below. 

On successful completion of the BSc in Science in Computing & Multimedia Levle 7, graduates may progress to suitable Level 8 programmes (National Framework of Qualificaton for more information on framework levels).

Graduates of this programme will have obtained a wide range of transferable skills in personal and professional development and competencies ideal for careers in any industry, examples include:

JOB Roles Employability skills
Games Developer  Analytical ability Communication and Presentation Skills
Web Designer Goal Setting Leadership Skills
Graphic Designer Numeracy Problem Solving
Art Director Team Work Time Management.
Computer Programmer Career Planning Preparation for the world of work
3D Animator/Designer    

Applying for this course and the CAO
Note: This course is on the CAO.   Students may apply directly to Dorset College. Telephone: +353 1 8309677 to speak with a Course Advisor

Please apply for this course by completing the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the application form (Click Here).

Non EU Applications must complete the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the NON EU application form  (Click Here).

Peter Lynch has been working at a senior level in the computer games, mobile apps and digital content sectors over the last 20 years. He has worked in both dynamic start-ups and large multinational technology companies. He founded his first tech start-up Eirplay in 2002. With Eirplay, he won the following national technology awards:

  • Irish Digital Media Awards: Game Developer of the Year
  • Eircom Web Innovation Fund Winner

He has a successful track record in localising, marketing and publishing digital content for both local and international markets. Peter has a Bachelor of Financial Services degree from UCD and a Diploma in New Technology Business Development from DIT. He is also a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Irene McGinn holds a BA in Communications and Creative Media (Dundalk Institute of Technology) and a MA in Film and Television Studies (Dublin City University).

She is currently involved in PhD research in the role that narrative plays in promoting action in online groups (University of West of England). Irene has experience in most areas of multimedia including writing, editing, design and programming.   

Her research interests include narrative in digital media, education and communications, audience theory and participatory culture, gender and technology, gaming culture, online communities, and media convergence and regulation.

Carmen Mihaela Maritan BSc. PhD
Carmen lectures in Business Statistics & Mathematics, General Mathematics and Physics at Dorset College.
 She has seven years lecturing and teaching experience at 6, 7 and 8 honours degree level.

Carmen has significant experience in “Water Resources Engineering “, carrying out research on Water resources and Water Management. She wrote published articles on Soil and Water Pollution. Carmen studied for BSc in Civil Engineering Bucharest, for Masters and Doctoral degree in Water Resource Engineering at Faculty of Hydrotechnics Bucharest and “Pierre et Marie Curie” University Paris. She also studied for BSC in Education and Training DCU Dublin.

Stephen Kelly holds a BA (Hons) Animation Degree from the National Film School, IADT Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.   His professional training includes applications -  Maya and After Effects at Ballyfermot College of Further Education.    

Awards: Winner for "Best Animation for Apps and Gaming" in the Irish Animation Awards in 2015

Stephen has worked in the games and animation industry for over 8 years and is Co-Founder, Head of Games and Interactive at Studio POWWOW.   He has worked as an animator on numerous acclaimed TV shows, such as Cartoon Networks “The Amazing World of Gumball” and Disney's “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”.   In his role at POWWOW he has developed skills as a game designer, game animator and project lead, working on many award winning games and apps, the most notable being ShipAntics: The Legend of The Kiki Beast. 

Ryan Conradie (M.B.A.) (Six Sigma Teacher)
Ryan holds a Masters of Business Administration: University of Wales 2012 (Project Management, Change, Operations, Finance). Six Sigma Black Belt: Aveta Business Solutions 2009. A Lean, Six Sigma Business manager with over 14 years experience in the services industry.

Specialised in the areas of Lean, Project and Change Management within Business Operations. 2013 Dorset College - Level 7 Lean Six Sigma.