Why Study Computer Science and Information Technology?
There are many reasons why you should consider studying IT, including:
The home environment is being transformed through the use of computing devices. In addition to PCs, multimedia players, alarm systems and kitchen devices are programmable through the use of software.
More and more people are using Internet for downloading music, shopping, booking holidays, paying car tax, getting involved in online communities and furthering their education online.
The business world has been transformed using information management tools. Work can be done more quickly, and the ease of access to information means that decisions can be more effective.
Medical informatics involves the use of IT for diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data and medical education Smart cards, which contain their own microprocessor, are used for storing personal information, hold digital cash, or prove identity.
Graduates in the area of IT have a vital role to play in this continuing revolution. A B.Sc. in Information Technology will equip you with essential skills to become part of the software industry, both in the development of software and the application of computer systems.
About NUI Galway
The University was founded in 1845 as Queen's College Galway. It was one of the three Queen's colleges founded under the Queen's college (Ireland) Act, 1845, the others being located in Belfast and Cork.
The college opened for students in October 1849. The campus itself is situated on the banks of the River Corrib, close to the centre of Galway, on a most attractive site.
The original mid-nineteenth century University buildings are in a Tudor architectual style. The old stone quadrange, at the heart of the University, is flanked by new buildings, refecting the steady growth, in quality and in numbers, of the University.
There are more than fifty societies and thirty athletic clubs on campus which cater for a wide variety of interests. The University's prime location on the banks of the River Corrib provides students with excellent opportunities to take part i all water sports, from rowing to kayaking to canoeing.
Wind-surfing, sailing and a swimming pool are available nearby in Salthill, while the mountains and hills of Connemara are easily accessible for those interested in moutaineering, hill-walking and orienteering.
The University's indoor and outdoor Sports and Recreation Centres offer tennis and squash courts, Olympic handball courts, gymnasium, badminton, volleyball and basketball courts, table tennis, boxing, karate and aerobics.
Playing fields are available for other spots e.g. hockey, rugby and football, while provision is also made for horse-riding and golf.
The University also houses one of the main musical venues in the west of Ireland - the Aula Maxima recital room hosts a varied programme of internationally renowned classical, traditional and contemporary Irish musicians throughtout the year.