This Department offers opportunities for students who which to explore, engage and develop knowledge and skills in the areas of computing, computer services or environmental management.
Computing & Computer Services
- Exciting and Internationally recognised programmes in the field of Computing, Games Design, Software Development, Smart Energy Systems and Computer Services are available within the Department.
- The decision by some of the world’s top ICT companies such as Google, Ebay and Facebook to locate their European headquarters in Ireland demonstrates that the computing sector is a key driver of the Irish economy. However, the shortage of qualified computing graduates to supply these companies with the skilled workforce they require is of increasing concern.
- LIT Tipperary suite of computing programmes is designed to provide graduates with a broad knowledge of core aspects of computing including computer hardware and software, data communications, information management, mathematics and interpersonal skills. Graduates can expect to take up employment in industries ranging from the large multinational companies to small or medium enterprises.
- The Environmental and Natural Resource Management programme meets a clear demand for graduates who possess strong technical and managerial skills address the wide range of environmental issues which are becoming a priority Nationally and Internationally. A range of reports suggest that there is the potential to create over 80,000 jobs in the ‘Green Economy’ (Developing the Green Economy in Ireland, 2009). There are currently at least 6,500 people employed directly in the environment sector in Ireland and the potential to create over 50,000 direct jobs by 2020(Forfás, 2009).