Opportunities | Illustrative
Graduates from the BAI degree programme are qualified
to pursue an extremely wide range of career options.
The BAI degree is recognised for professional engineering
purposes by Engineers Ireland,
the Institution of Electrical Engineers and other professional
bodies, which are signatories to the Washington Accord
concerning the mutual recognition of qualifications.
Ireland is now a major player in the
computer industry with a substantial number of the world's
leading computer companies having operations here. There
is enough critical mass to attract further companies
in the future, provided that their demand for qualified
personnel can be met. There are also an increasing number
of very successful indigenous Irish computer companies,
which have begun to make a worldwide impact with their
products and services. In fact some of these companies
such as Iona Technologies, Neos Interactive and Haptica
were spawned from the School of Engineering at TCD.
While some of our graduates may enter
academic life, most will take up positions in a wide
range of companies from small Irish start-ups to large
multi-nationals where they will be engaged in the development
of the next generation of computer systems. Areas of
employment opportunities include system design, software
engineering, computer electronics, "high-tech"
industries and knowledge engineering. Computer Science
graduates may enter careers in many sectors apart from
the computer industry itself such as financial and government
institutions, consulting, general management, sales,
training, healthcare and the service industries to mention
but a few.