Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_KACOS_D
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Non IT Tallaght
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:180
Language of Instruction:English
CAO Code:
  1. TA312
CAO Code:Validated for Full-Time/ Modular / Part time Delivery. Currently only delivered Full Time.

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of intermediate concepts across broad areas of Computing, including IT Systems; Software Development, Quality & Testing;, Mathematics and Computer Science; Web & Mobile; Cloud and Virtualisation; Information Systems and Database; Computer Networks and Operating Systems.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)A knowledge of the technical aspects of developing computer systems. Recognise the limitations of current knowledge and familiarity with sources of new knowledge; integration of concepts across a variety of areas. The learner will be able to explain the concepts and theories of the core and some optional computing topics and integrate concepts learned across a variety of computing topics.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate technical, creative and conceptual skills utilising a range of software tools. The learner will be able to implement system modelling techniques; use numeracy skills in presenting cases involving a quantitative dimension; design, develop and implement web & cloud systems; build networks, deploy computer-based systems in a well-defined context; apply the principles of human-computer interaction to the evaluation and construction of user interfaces; apply the principles of effective information management, organisation and retrieval; identify relevant material on a given topic from available information sources; present rational and reasoned arguments to a range of audiences and create effective technical documentation. Research information related to an IT topic and present it for discussion. Elicit and clarify client’s requirements and develop a formal project requirements statement. Complete a project on time, within budget and to specification.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropriate judgement in planning, design, technical and/or supervisory functions related to computing products, services, operations or processes. The learner will be able to test and confirm the extent to which a computer-based system meets the criteria defined for its current use; create technical documentation, locate and evaluate information through online research; design and implement computer-based systems, apply strategies to identify and solve computer system problems; justify selections from alternatives; develop innovative solutions to pragmatic situations; identify and analyse criteria and specifications appropriate to specific problems and plan strategies for their solution; recognise the moral and ethical issues involved in the exploitation of computer technology.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)An ability to undertake an independent piece of work, and see it through to completion. An ability to research, analyse and apply emerging technologies and applications. An ability to integrate new technologies and solutions with legacy systems. An understanding of group working and dynamics.
 (b)On successful completion of this programme, the graduate will demonstrate the following: a. Ability to analyse, design, implement & integrate front-end web applications, back-end database and intermediate network topologies as solutions to current business IT problems. b. Ability to integrate knowledge from a range of subject areas and analyse information from a variety of contexts. c. Develop and demonstrate effective competencies in communication, analysis, problem solving, collaboration and research.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Demonstrate the ability to determine and achieve personal and/or group outcomes; take responsibility for the work of others in defined areas of work. The learner will be able to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team; interact effectively with a range of staff at different levels in an organisation; plan and organise work; monitor project work against a plan. Constructively criticise the work of others. Integrate knowledge and skills across a number of areas. Be able to take responsibility for learning independently.
 (b)Work effectively as an individual in the development of software application; Work effectively as a member of a software development team
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Ability to recognise and acknowledge the limitations of his/her current knowledge, skill and competence and plan to transcend these limitations through further learning. Observe and learn from participation in planning and decision making situations through the use of, for example, case analysis and project work. Take responsibility for their own learning as a culture of academic integrity, independence and high ethical standards is promoted throughout the programme. Ability to understand the full complement of stakeholder communities and to develop stakeholder-sensitive marketing communications decisions. Demonstrate the possession of a conceptual awareness that will enable them to knowledgeably question existing precepts and evolve an individual approach to work-based study and research. Be aware of the need for continuing professional development and of the resources available to keep abreast of new developments. Learn from experience gained in a new and unfamiliar context. Take responsibility for his/her own learning, including time management and organisational skills.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)An appreciation of the impact of information technology within society. Capacity to be socially responsible and develop a sense of one’s own value system. Capacity to draw information together and assess implications of proposed solutions.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SWDV H1001 Software Development 1
COAR H1001 Computer Architecture
MATH H1030 Discrete Mathematics 1
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
WBDB H1002 Visual Design & User Experience
INFO H1020 Business & Information Systems

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SWDV H1002 Software Development 2
SYAN H1004 Systems Analysis
DATA H1000 Database Fundamentals
STAT H1003 Statistics
OPSY H1001 Operating Systems Fundamentals
COMM H1017 Social Media Communications

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
DBAS H2001 Advanced Database Technologies
NETW H2003 Network Fundamentals
WEBD H2001 Client-Side Web Development
MATH H2030 Discrete Mathematics 2
SWDV H2001 Software Development 3
SOEN H2001 Software Quality Assurance and Testing

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MNSC H2001 Management Science
DATA H2001 Data Administration and Analysis
SRTY H2001 Information Security
SWDV H2002 Software Development 4
PROJ H2030 Project
NETW H2004 Routing & Switching Essentials
Module Code Module Title
SYAD H2000 Systems Analysis & Design

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ALGO H3001 Data Structures and Algorithms
WEBD H3001 Server-Side Web Development
DBAS H3001 Big Data Technologies
OPSY H3003 Operating Systems
COMP H3001 Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
Module Code Module Title
DATA H3008 Data Analysis
NETW H3002 Advanced Routing & Switching
IENT H3001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
EXLE H3035 Experiential Learning