DIT launches new Computer Science Degree with major international focus

DIT launches EDDIT - European Double Degree in Information Technology with German and Finnish partners

29 April 2014: DIT is delighted to have launched a new Computer Science Degree, which offers a major international focus.  Commencing September 2014, The BSc. in Computer Science (International) (DT282) is designed as a four-year honours degree in core computing & programming skills with a key international and globalisation focus. It offers graduates highly sought IT industry skills including internationalisation, a foreign language, as well as a very strong aptitude for IT.  Another exciting element to the programme is that it will be offered as a joint international bachelor’s degree with a number of international colleges world-wide. The initial partners include the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany and the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu, Finland.   

Left to Right: Dr. Michael Collins (Programme Chair BSc International, School of Computing, DIT), Professor Dr. Bettina Harriehausen (University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany), Ritta Rontu  (University of Applied Sciences, Finland), Paul Doyle (Head of Undergraduate Programmes, School of Computing, DIT)

Under this partnership, DIT has launched a European Double Degree in Information Technology programme (EDDIT).  EDDIT connects the global ICT hubs of Ireland, Finland and Germany and is aimed at developed linguistic skills and global workforce competencies in computer science graduates.  Students from each of the three partners can receive a degree from their home institution and have the opportunity to achieve the academic degree of one of the partner institutions if they spend one year abroad. In addition to completing Computer Science modules, students participate in Culture and Language classes (English, Finnish and German).  Final year projects are jointly supervised by a team of faculty from the student’s home institution and the partner institution.  

Students on DIT’s BSc in Computer Science (International) programme will automatically be eligible to register on EDDIT in September 2014

For more information see http://www.dit.ie/computing/prospectivestudents/programmesoffered/dt282bscincomputerscienceinternational/.

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