Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia L7

Computing & Multimedia

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Programme    Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 7
Awarded by QQI - Quality & Qualifications Ireland  
Start Dates From: 18/09/2017 To: 16/05/2018      Year 1-3
Days & Time Schedule available early September (Approx: 3 days per week)  
Cost E.U:  €4,000.00  /  NON E.U.: €8,000.00 (Applications through the international admissions office only)     Inclusive
How to Apply To arrange an Interview with the Programme Leader, please contact:
Alan Yu at 01) 8309677 or E-Mail

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.

The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia is on the CAO System for September 2017. CAO Code: DS 702 (See page 38 of the CAO  Handbook).   The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2017 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway

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. 




Dorset College welcomes applications from Leaving Certificate, International, A Level, Mature learners and learners who hold QQI Level 5 Awards.  QQI holders may be eligible for entry onto specific related programmes at Dorset College.

The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia is on the CAO System for September 2017.  CAO Code:DS 702 (See page 38 of the CAO  Handbook).   The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2017 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway  The closing date for applications through the Central Applications Office (CAO is 1st February 2017 although CAO will accept late applications up to the 1st May 2017.   For further details contact Admissions: 01) 8309677     Full list of Dorset College courses on the CAO.

In order to successfully enter this programme, Learners should have at least one of the following:

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2017 applicants must obtain a minimum of 5O6/H7, including a language  and a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths OR
Applicants must hold a QQI level 5 Major Award in Information Technology     OR
Applicants who are second language speakers of English must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent and hold the International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate. 
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

 Protection of Enrolled  Learners
Dorset College has arrangements in place to ensure the Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) in the event of a cessation of programmes by the college.   These arrangements will ensure a smooth continuance of programmes for the learner.  The arrangements will comply with Section 65(4)(a) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 in respect of learners on a programme  leading to a QQI Award.  

The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training)  Act 2012 Part 6  requires 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. We confirm that PEL arrangements are in place between this organisation and the named Colleges outlined: PEL LIST   PEL LIST 2

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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 provide a wide range of skills and competencies ideal for careers in any industry and a clearly defined career path with many opportunities in this field. Graduates of this programme will have obtained .

A combination of module appropriate assessments 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.

Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 7 (Year 3)
Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 (Year 2 exit)
Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 (Year 1 exit)
Awarded by: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)


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

Multimedia Career Options
Industries that employ multimedia specialists are motion pictures, advertising, computer systems design and software design companies. Online marketing is important to business, and multimedia specialists find work in many industries. Some of the types of positions a BSc in Computing & Multimedia graduate can expect to find are: 

Games Developer Graphic Designer  Graphic Designer  Computer Programmer Web Designer
Art Director 3D Animator/Designer Video editor Illustrator Digital imager
Photographer Video technician Marketer Creative director Editor

Regardless of the position, there are several skills that are necessary for a career in multimedia. An understanding of communication and media theories, design principles, techniques and tools is necessary. Multimedia professionals must also possess knowledge of computer hardware and software applications and Web design platforms.

John Rowley holds a Diploma in Management and MBA, his career includes web development (LAMP), Web Manager and Corporate spokesman for Ryanair, 11 years in software management and development (Symantec, Corel), technical training includes PHP, MySQL, Perl, XML, C#, CSS and JavaScript, technical writing (C++, Java), documentation management and news journalism. He was the first PHP developer in Ireland to achieve Zend PHP Certification and the first technical writer in Ireland to document C++ compiler and application frameworks. He has worked as a consultant / developer for Irish Rail, Suzuki, Nestle, and Eli Lilly. He currently works as a .NET information architect for the ECDL foundation where he develops the centre and candidate administration systems for the ECDL programs in Ireland.

Annette Foster has taught in Dorset College for many years.    She has delivered modules in the Computing and Multimedia Degree at level 6 and 7 and also in the International Business at level 8.    The modular subjects include Maths for Computing, information Systems, Statistics and Ecommerce and Life Skills. 

Learners have benefited greatly from her expertise and experience in the subject areas.  

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.

She also studied for BSC in Education and Training DCU Dublin.

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.

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's academic expertise includes new media, visual communications, audience theory, digital and participatory culture, and the social impact of technology.  Her practical skills include IT skills, print and web design, animation, video editing and digital art. 

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.