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Blackrock Further Education Institute Computer Science

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

Are you a logical thinker? Are you interested in finding out how computer software works? Are you interested in a career in Ireland’s expanding computing industry? Are you looking for an alternative pathway to a degree in computer science?

Learning how to program can be difficult, especially in a large class. At BFEI, you can learn how to program in small class sizes where you are encouraged to ask questions and can learn the abstract concepts required to become a successful programmer. Learn the fundamentals of computer science including software development, software testing, web design, mobile technologies, and database design.

Course Content
Object Oriented Programming (Java)
Software Architecture
Mobile Technologies
Database Methods (SQL)
Web Authoring (HTML, CSS3 & Dreamweaver)
Work Experience


If you are interested in doing further study to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as: BSc in Computer Science University College Dublin BSc in Computer Science Technological University Dublin [City] BSc (Hons) in Computing Technological University Dublin [Tallaght]


Leaving Certificates

​You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

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