IT Sligo has taken a significant step towards realising its vision for the establishment of a new Centre of Excellence in Precision Engineering at the institute, with the approval of a new Level 8 Honours Degree in Precision Engineering and Design.
Since its foundation in 1970, the college, as the National Centre for Training for the Toolmaking Industry, has developed and delivered a range of specialist programmes in Tool Design, Computer-Aided Precision Engineering, Mouldmaking Technology, Polymer Processing and Product Design.With the approval by the external validation panel of this new degree programme, IT Sligo now offers courses in Precision Engineering and Design at Higher Certificate (Level 6) Ordinary Degree (Level 7), and Honours Degree (Level 8). The School of Engineering and Design is currently proceeding with orders for a range of advanced equipment including computer-controlled milling machines, electro-discharge machines, coordinate measuring machine, and a turning centre.
These new courses have been developed in close consultation with industry to meet clearly-identified demand for graduates specialising in areas such as mould design, computer-aided engineering, metrology, validation, polymer processing, and lean manufacturing. Graduates with these skills are currently being sought by advanced manufacturing companies in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Renewable Energy, and General Mechanical Engineering sectors.
The validation of this new course follows the recent designation by Enterprise Ireland of the Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (PEM) Research Centre at IT Sligo as a Technology Gateway. This research centre will provide funding to support the technology and research needs of the precision manufacturing sector.
All of these developments form part of IT Sligo’s strategic priority to develop a Centre of Excellence in Precision Engineering as a national resource for manufacturing industry. The institute has recently applied to the Higher Education Authority for significant additional funding to realise its vision for a world-class centre of excellence.
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The new DCU BSc in Data Science, CAO Code DC123, is the first dedicated undergraduate university course in data science in Ireland. It combines the three key skill sets of computing, mathematics and communication to provide the core knowledge needed to succeed in the area of Big Data and Analytics, a rapidly growing area of employment in Ireland and abroad. The course will introduce students to the major concepts in data analytics, data management, data processing, modelling, visualisation and communication.
Partnering with industry provides opportunities to engage with real-world problems and data sets. You will learn to program, to study mathematics and learn to apply that learning to data from the real world, communicating the results to different audiences.
This is the course for you if you are a curious investigator, a story-teller, or a problem solver. Data drives the world we live in, and a Data Scientist's job is to use computers to organise everything we know about the world, and communicate the importance to other people. The DCU BSc in Data Science is for everyone who has a curiosity about the world around us, and wants a role that helps advise key decision makers in enterprise, government, and society. No prior computing experience is needed: we will take you from novice, or hobbyist to programming professional.
Entry Requirements: B1 Higher Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate or Equivalent.
BCFE (Ballyfermot College of Further Education) announces an exciting, new course; a two year Higher National Diploma in Visual Effects & 3D Technology
You mightn’t think Titanic, Forest Gump and Star Wars have much in common. But think about it. Fantastical imaginings are vividly brought to life in each film with spectacular visual effects, otherwise known as VFX. A few years ago Irishman Richie Baneham won an Oscar for VFX for his work on Avatar. His alma mater Ballyfermot College of Further Education has just announced that from September we’ll be providing the first dedicated VFX & 3D Technology course in Ireland.
BCFE is delighted to announce a new Higher Nation Diploma course in Visual Effects and 3D Technology.Visual Effects (VFX) involves combining live action and digitally created images together to create everything from placing real actors on a surreal set interacting with Avatars on Pandora through to adding fire into a fireplace scene in a TV commercial. The VFX industry is a growing sector within post-production companies in Ireland. On successful completion of the course students may seek employment and a career in 3D/CGI/VFX either locally or internationally.
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This programme was launched in 2015. It is designed for students with an interest in the environment and agriculture and who may wish to pursue careers in farm auditing,environmental management and associated fields. More details area are available on http://www.lit.ie/Courses/LC428/default.aspx.
In response to this burgeoning industry need for talented qualified graduates, AIT has developed and exciting new degree, a BA (Hons) in Animation and Illustration (AL861). This programme is unique to AIT, as no other provider of third level education in Ireland offers a combined animation and illustration degree qualification.
This exciting new four-year honours degree will enable you to develop as an imaginative, confident, creative individual capable of thriving, exploiting and adapting to a rapidly changing visual culture and world of communication, education, entertainment and advertising.
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UL's Paramedic Studies Programme is open to all those with an interest in patient care in the Pre-Hospital Field, it has a highly innovative curriculum which offers students the opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and competencies required for a career in professional ambulance services. During your 4 years of study you will be taught the basic medical and clinical sciences and afforded the opportunity to hone and practice your skills in a controlled supervised environment. This will hopefully build you into a rounded and knowledgeable registered health care professional.
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ITB Launches new Digital Marketing degreeITB Launches new Digital Marketing degree – Do you wonder why some brands become global icons? Are you curious why people love certain brands and loathe others? Do you want to use your creativity to connect with online communities across social media? If the answer is yes, a career in Digital Marketing could be the right choice for you. Click here for original article …
ITB Launches new Digital Marketing degree – Do you wonder why some brands become global icons? Are you curious why people love certain brands and loathe others? Do you want to use your creativity to connect with online communities across social media? If the answer is yes, a career in Digital Marketing could be the right choice for you. Click here for original article …