Game Development

Game Development

Game development is a viable career for those who love animation, coding and of course, gaming. Games are increasingly sophisticated. That may be due to the fact that the average gamer is between the ages of 32 and 36. Like gamers, the industry has matured. It is now a major source of revenue, outperforming even the […]

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Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology is rightfully regarded as an exciting field that offers great flexibility and great career prospects as well as excellent remuneration. Information Technology encompasses everything from designing hardware to writing complex software. IT graduates are well rounded, and as a result, they can either specialise or work in a general capacity such as as […]

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Multimedia and Web Design

Multimedia and Web Design

Multimedia and Web Design professionals harness their creativity and combine visual design with information technology skills. The word ‘multimedia’ means different things to different people. Students can do courses that concentrate on web design, while others teach elements of computer programming and software design. The multimedia and web design sectors look certain to continue to grow […]

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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems

The worlds of business and technology are inseparable. As technologies grow and change, smart companies adopt them to improve efficiency. Graduates in Business Information Systems offer companies the best of both. They are tech savvy and they understand business practices. Education There are several dedicated degree-level BIS courses. Most of these are four year courses. […]

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The Professional Diploma In Digital Marketing

The Professional Diploma In Digital Marketing

Future-proof your employability and gain the latest and most up-to-date digital marketing skills needed to thrive in today’s digital economy. The Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing (accredited by the Digital Marketing Institute) is ideal for candidates seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of the digital skills needed to formulate, run and measure effective digital marketing […]

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Software Development

Software Development

Ireland is one of the world’s largest exporters of software. Courses in software development are noteworthy for producing graduates with excellent career prospects – both in Ireland and abroad. Education Software Development degrees are available from numerous institutes of technology and from NUI Maynooth (Computer Science & Software Engineering). These courses introduce students to computer […]

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The IT crowd: free computer science workshops at Griffith College Dublin

The IT crowd: free computer science workshops at Griffith College Dublin

Interested in studying IT but not sure what area you’d like best? Never fear, Griffith College Dublin is offering students the chance to attend free IT workshops designed to give students an overview of the computer science courses available at the college. As many students will be aware, IT has been earmarked as one of […]

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Engaging with science, technology, engineering and maths

Engaging with science, technology, engineering and maths

Last Thursday, April 17, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton launched a three-year plan designed to get more students involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subject areas. But how does this plan aim to incentivise students to take up STEM subjects, and why is doing so important? Science Foundation Ireland’s […]

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Inequalities in IT: female participation is far too low

Inequalities in IT: female participation is far too low

According to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, there are around 6,000 vacancies in the IT sector in Ireland. When talking about Europe, this figure fills out to a whopping 700,000. Some commentators believe that part of the problem with finding employees for these roles lies in the evident lack of female […]

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Irish Software Association weighs in on Leaving Cert reform

Irish Software Association weighs in on Leaving Cert reform

About now, students up and down the country will be enjoying a well-earned break having negotiated the travails of the Leaving Certificate. Some will be anticipating college life and the fresh set of challenges that await them. And indeed they are fresh challenges: moving from home, meeting new people and settling in to a new […]

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On Cloud Nine? IT vacancies in Ireland grow, but who will fill them?

On Cloud Nine? IT vacancies in Ireland grow, but who will fill them?

Few sectors are as lively as the IT sector is at this moment in time. Because technology is changing the way that business is conducted, and because it is hurtling forward at such a relentless pace, the demand for IT graduates is not only strong, it is urgent. The growth of the technology sector is […]

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The digital sector – learning to be social

The digital sector – learning to be social

So you’ve been caught looking at Twitter feeds, Facebook updates and Pinterest trends on your smartphone in class. This means trouble, right? Actually, no, it doesn’t. Quite the opposite in fact – you were simply immersed in the topic, because you’re a student on a Digital Marketing/Media course. It may sound a bit strange, but […]

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Students urged to consider their college choices

Students urged to consider their college choices

According to the EU Skills Panorama, when it comes to skills imbalance, Ireland ranks joint third out of 26 countries surveyed. Naturally, this is a major cause for concern for many employers. IT jobs accounted for one-fifth of all jobs advertised last year. Programmers and software engineers are in as much demand now as those […]

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Building our digital capital

Building our digital capital

It’s probably true that at this particular moment in time, we are a little bit guilty of over-emphasizing the positives when it comes to new job announcements. However, it is clear that there are enough sustained signs of growth for at least a cautious sense of optimism as certain trends begin to emerge. With all […]

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Health Informatics – What is it?

Health Informatics – What is it?

In no area of life is information more critical than in health. ‘Healthcare today is characterized by more to know, more to manage, more to watch, more to do, and more people involved in doing it’ (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Errors in health systems are often reported in the media. Many of these are initiated […]

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Health Informatics in the Real World

Health Informatics in the Real World

In a world without Health Informatics. . . ‘Imagine Conor could be sitting here now if things didn’t go so horribly wrong. ”Yeah, I still don’t really understand how all this could have happened. ”Look it’s simple really. Conor wanted to see some obscure band on one of the smaller stages at the festival, and […]

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