TUS - Tipperary Campuses
Coding for Embedded Systems - Thurles Campus
This programme will support teacheres who wish to upskill in Computer Science providing them with the formal qualification to add to their existing recognised teaching subjects. The progamme aims to develop and foster learners' creativity and problem solving, along with their ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Learners will apply the fundamental practices and concepts of Computer Science and develop an appreciation of the diverse role of computing technology in society and the environment in which they live. This programme will nurture learners' interests and passions and empower them to engage confidently and actively in the application of Computer Science and the education of others.
What modules will I study?
Coding for Embedded Systems - 10 credits
This module will provide learners with an opportunity to examine the design and development of applications for embedded systems.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should hold an honours degree in a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification. Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, may also be considered.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.
Application Deadline Monday 13th December, 2021
All applicants must complete the online application form and upload the supporting documentation as outlined below.
1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing educational qualifications
Blended and online learning provides a flexible route of study for students, which enable various degrees of autonomy and self-regulation in the learning process. This programme will be delivered in a blended learning approach with a number of online workshops commencing on Saturday 15th January 2022. Further workshop dates in Semester 2 (tbc).
Post Course Info
Are there opportunities for further study?
Special Purpose Award ? Certificate in Coding and Computational Thinking (Level 9 – 10 credit)
Certificate of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (Level 9 – 30 credit)
Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (Level 9 – 60 credit)
Master of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (Level 9 – 90 credit)
What are the career prospects?
This programme has been designed to facilitate teachers to upskill in a new cognate area in parallel with their teaching workload. The individual modules have been designed specifically with the teacher and their students in mind to ensure that the content, learning outcomes and assessment are appropriate and relevant to the educational context. The concept of the teacher as a researcher underpins every aspect of the programme, as teachers will be required to engage with emerging trends and best practice, from a subject content perspective as well as the incorporation of that content in the classroom.