In April 2019 CCT College Dublin was delighted to announce that following a visit by an expert review panel convened by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI), it was recommended that the College be authorised to provide Irish NQF Level 9 Masters provision and the panel recommended validation of the College’s first Masters programme - the MSc in Applied Software Development.
This new Masters programme will allow holders of a Level 8 Award (or equivalent) in ICT / Computing to obtain a Level 9 Postgraduate Masters Degree. Successful graduates should be able to secure professional roles at intermediate or advanced positions in computing and software development, as well as related industry sectors.
This programme will commence in February 2020. More information on the course including modules and entry requirements can be found here.
The College could not be prouder of 3rd year IT students Julio Cesar Lopez and Jhon Loaiza who achieved second place in the ‘De/Coding’ competition hosted by Openet earlier this year.
De/Coding Openet is an annual competition open to all third level students looking to show up and show off their coding and problem solving skills. With up to 100 competitors (individual and groups) participating in the event this was a fantastic achievement for the CCT College Dublin representatives. This is the third year in a row that CCT College Dublin students have been among the top three/winners of this competition.
Openet was established in 1999 with only two people and has since grown to become a global organisation with a team of over 1000 and is Ireland’s largest privately owned software company. Openet enables global telecoms service providers to optimise their digital transformation and customer experience.
CCT College Dublin held its first CCT Charity Session Concert in 2017. Since then highly acclaimed Irish artist Declan O Rourke played an intimate acoustic set and legendary Aslan band members Christy Dignam and Joe Jewel have performed a magical evening of music and song in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie national children’s cancer charity.
Set up by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman, after the tragic loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann to cancer aged just eight years old, Aoibheann’s Pink tie mission is to provide practical and financial support to children suffering from cancer in Ireland and their families.
CCT College Dublin students and staff work together each year to raise money for children based charities in Ireland through a number of activities, all culminating and feeding into the CCT Charity Concert Sessions, held in the College’s main campus location on Westmoreland Street, in the heart of the city centre.
CCT College Dublin is proud to be involved with the Springboard+ initiative since its inception in 2011, successfully upskilling and reskilling hundreds of participants in technology-related programmes from level 6 to level 8 on the national framework of qualifications. Springboard+ funded programmes have transformed many careers and lives throughout the years. In addition to this, CCT College Dublin has also produced graduates from a variety of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) validated programmes at certificate, degree and postgraduate level.
In 2018 CCT College Dublin and Microsoft entered into a strategic partnership to develop and design a range of programmes in the emerging technology areas. The partnership involves collaboration with Microsoft’s Irish Partner Network of over 1,000 companies. CCT College Dublin was delighted to announce that three programmes in the areas of Data Analytics, Data Science and Networking and Systems Security were being launched under the national Springboard+ 2019 initiative and commenced in September.
The programme content of the Diploma in Data Science reflects contemporary design and content which provides learners with the opportunity to build core foundation knowledge in the areas of data science, business analytics, visualisation and machine learning.
The Diploma in Data Analytics for Business will provide participants with the core knowledge and skills to enhance their business decision making as well as an understanding of the impact of machine learning on the modern workplace.
The Diploma in Networking and Systems Security will provide the course participants with the core knowledge and skills to build technical expertise and specialism within the emerging area of network and systems security.
Dean of School at CCT College College Dublin, Graham Glanville, recently showcased a poster presentation at the School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference of Trinity College Dublin. Graham’s poster entitled ‘Cultivating Academic Self-Efficacy through Supportive Social and Self Regulated Learning Strategies for Students in Higher Education,’ emanates from his Doctorate in Education studies at the University of Hertfordshire.
Graham is also the Head of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at CCT College Dublin and as part of CCT's Excellence in Teaching Series, Graham followed up with a related talk for the CCT College Dublin Faculty. This talk, entitled ‘Group Work Works’, explored the benefits of social learning with reference to a wide range of theorists and his own research as part of his doctoral studies. More on Graham and his research interests can be found here
Digital Commons by Bepress has been acquired by CCT College Dublin to showcase the intellectual output of it’s faculty and students and is due to be launched later this year. The College is just the second College nationally to acquire the platform after TU Dublin. The College’s institutional repository will be named the Academic Research Collection (ARC). CCT College President Neil Gallagher is eager to harness the rapidly expanding research culture at CCT College and states that ‘the dissemination of the institution’s intellectual output is extremely important in the context of the Government’s Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 which advocates that all higher education students learn in a research active and research informed environment’.