Work Placement

In the second semester of third year Computer Science students undertake a 6 or 12 month Work Placement in industry (this placement is an integral part of the student's degree). This programme is run in conjunction with the Career Services Office in UCC. Work Placement in computer science is a partnership between the student, the employer and the University. This experience gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience relevant to their course and allows them to put into practice the theories and methodologies studied at University. Students complete their third year examinations in December and are available for employment for a period of six months, from March to September or 12 months from March - March.

Benefits of placement to students;

  • puts academic theories into practice
  • increases students employability
  • improves students confidence
  • enables students to travel and gain experience in other EU countries
  • develops essential skills such as teamworking, communication, presentation, interpersonal
  • gain valuable experience of the work environment
  • helps students decide what they will do in their future career
  • learn how to fit into an organisation

Companies who have hired students from BSc Computer Science for placement include:

  • Citigroup Inc
  • Dell EMC Inc
  • EMBL
  • Fidelity Investments Inc
  • Google LLC
  • IBM
  • Intel Corp
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • KPMG
  • McAfee, LLC
  • Netgear Inc
  • Pilz Ireland
  • Teamwork Ltd
  • Workday Inc
  • Poppulo

I have had the pleasure of managing several co-ops from UCC over the last few years and have found them to be amongst the highest calibre of students/co-ops in Ireland.

Mr Brian D Meehan, Automation Manager, Intel Ireland

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School of Computer Science and Information Technology

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School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland