IT graduates at NUI Galway have won awards recently for new technologies including a musical score app for mobile devices, computer security, and an online hotel booking system.
The prizes were awarded to recent Information Technology graduates at the university who had excelled in their final-year projects. Continue reading
Salaries in Ireland are rising fastest in the professional, scientific and technical sectors, according to new data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
While the average weekly salary in Ireland in the third quarter of 2013 was €694.96 – just 1.1% more than the same period in 2011 – the CSO figures show that salaries for science and technology jobs rose by 8.4%, to €804.65 a week.
Some sectors recorded falling salaries: those in the arts, entertainment and recreation sectors decreased by 3.1% during the period.
Cybersecurity is an essential element of computer networks nowadays, and computer forensics involves working in data analysis and tracking intrusions into computer systems, while monitoring the security of online networks.
As part of our STEM online careers week we’ve been taking your questions about careers and working in cybsersecurity and computer forensics.
“What’s it like to make computer games and mobile apps as a job?” “How long does it take to develop an app?” “What kind of subjects should you study at school and college if you want a career in the games industry in Ireland?” “What are the work experience opportunities?”
These are the kinds of questions you have been asking our panel of people who work in the games industry in Ireland, and their answers are now online as part of our STEM online careers week. Continue reading
Simon Grant, Senior Technical Architect at Trilogy Technologies, talks to us about his work Continue reading
Fearghal Ryan of SAP talks about his career to date, what he studied at school and college, and what it’s like working in SAP’s Primary Support Team
Why I picked engineering
I became interested in physics and geography during Transition Year, and by the time I got to my Leaving Cert I had realised that Engineering would be a very good fit for me.