College hopefuls who are re-assessing which computing course they wish to pursue or where they want to study will be pleased to discover that Waterford Institute of Technology's (WIT) BSc (Hons) in the Internet of Things is taking applications.
It's the first time since 2015 that the degree has re-opened for applications. It's one of three courses WIT has added to the CAO’s Available Places list for September 2018 entry.
“The Internet of Things degree is ideal for people who are interested in studying computing and realise they want to be at the cutting edge of tech developments,” said Dr Derek O’Byrne, Registrar and Vice President of Academic Affairs at WIT.
“There’s a high demand for computing graduates across the board, and at WIT we are at the forefront of technology research. This course, run by WIT’s Department of Computing and Maths, was developed in conjunction with WIT’s world class research groups TSSG, ACG, and CTRG to produce graduates who can programme the next wave of connected devices.”
In addition to expertise in the Internet of Things being in demand globally, the south east of Ireland has plenty of future potential for tech talent. In the past year more than 60 tech companies came together under the umbrella of Crystal Valley Tech to promote and support tech industry in Waterford and the south east.
Earlier this summer it was announced that WIT is to play a central role in the digital transformation of the agri-food sector in Europe. As the co-ordinator for the UK and Ireland regional cluster, WIT - which has developed smart agri expertise through its Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) research centre - will be the central point of contact for farmers, advisors, ag tech and agri-food companies who want to avail of technology solutions from across Europe to farming and business problems.
“A late change of heart on what course they want to do or where they want to study can result in people turning to the opportunities offered by Available Places,” explained Dr O’Byrne.
Dr O’Byrne’s advice to interested applicants is to read carefully through the course description to ensure it’s a course they will be happy to study and an area they want to work in.
Prospective students can find out more about applying for the Internet of Things, Arts, and Tourism courses online.