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Why Study Computing? 4 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Start

Posted by Conor Sisk on 29 March 2023

Computing Courses at NCI

It is almost impossible to find an industry or business in our world today that has not been changed by technological advancement in recent times. Whether you are a farmer using agricultural technology to improve crop productivity, or an accountant using automation software to reduce paper usage, technology has streamlined important processes in businesses, allowing them to be more efficient, safer and profitable.

These continued developments in the technological space highlight why computing courses continue to be a popular subject area for undergraduates and postgraduates alike, as they allow students to learn new and exciting skills to help put them at the forefront of change that can make a real difference to the world.

We’ve highlighted just a few reasons why computing courses should feature highly on your list of options if you are considering returning to education or if you are starting your third-level education journey.

Ever Involving Industry

As mentioned above, the developments in IT, computing and technology in recent years have been vast. Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and cybersecurity have all emerged in recent times, making significant impacts in the world and we are now witnessing the emergence of ChatGPT and deepfake audio and visuals.

These emerging technologies and trends mean the computing industry is growing at an incredible rate, creating new opportunities all the time, making it an incredibly exciting area to get involved in.

Whether you’re interested in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data analytics or other areas of computing, National College of Ireland has you covered. Check out our full range of computing courses which are continuously updated to address the latest trends and technologies.

Excellent Job Opportunities

As these technologies continue to develop and grow, companies will be looking to embrace this tech and implement them into their everyday processes. This desire can be seen with a report from Gartner estimating that 2023 global IT spending will reach $4.6 trillion in 2023, a jump of 5.1% over 2022 spending.

The demand for skilled workers in computing will increase alongside this spending, meaning those who can fill these skills gaps in 2023 and beyond will be highly sought after.

NCI’s School of Computing actively seeks to address this skills gap in the delivery of its computing courses using innovative educational strategies. Our expert academic team responds to the developments in IT, computing and technology by continuously evolving existing courses and introducing new specialised courses, such as Aartificial Iintelligence, ensuring our graduates are ready to make an instant impact when entering the jobs market.

Make a Real Impact at a Global Level

Not only is computing an exciting area to study in, but you will also be learning skills and gaining expertise that can make a real, positive impact in the world. Some examples of this are outlined below:

These are just a few examples but in truth, the opportunities to make an impact are endless. And, given the move towards online working and improved communications, computing skills can let work anywhere in the world, opening further possibilities for you to make a difference.

Excellent Earning Potential

Not only will you be learning about new and innovative technologies, you will also be highly rewarded for your work. According to a recent Higher Education Outcomes Report released by the CSO, ICT graduates in 2010 had the highest median earnings 10 years after graduation compared to other sectors based on the analysis of the destinations of students who graduated between 2010 and 2019.

Studying Computing at National College of Ireland

Interested in learning more about computing courses? We offer a variety of computing courses at National College of Ireland in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Fintech at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Check out our full range of courses below:

Be sure to check out some of our other computing blogs, including:

Looking to find out more? If you have any questions about our computing courses, get in touch with our Admissions Team by emailing


Topics: School of Computing, Computing