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BSc (Hons) COMPUTER SCIENCE

Course Overview

Computing and digital technology are essential features of today’s society. They are also key drivers in the economy, whether it’s in communication, finance or even leisure. Our Computer Science degree course will furnish you with advanced skills in everything from programming and websites to managing data and security issues, keeping your finger on the pulse of information technology and preparing you for a vast spectrum of job roles in the modern day market. Our Computer Science course will give you the knowledge and skills to develop solutions to complex problems through individual and group projects. Your learning will cover a wide range of the latest ICT and computing topics, introducing you to programming, computing mathematics, web development and databases before progressing onto subjects such as cloud computing, cyber security, mobile computing and even artificial intelligence (AI). Throughout your studies, you will have use of an array of state-of-the-art digital resources, IT and computer facilities, including access to our brand new Digital Creative Studio. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science course also offers you the opportunity to spend an extra year expanding your horizons with a paid placement in industry as part of your computing course, giving you substantial experience and boosting your employment prospects after you graduate.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

WORK PLACEMENT (BSc only) – Apply your computing and IT training to the real world with the option of a paid 48-week placement, with no tuition fees during your placement year PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Learn in our purpose-built computer labs and access our brand new Digital Creative Studio, featuring high-spec PCs and industry-standard media equipment IN-DEPTH RESEARCH – Take on a substantial research project in your final year, exploring an aspect of computing science in depth
Year 1

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Maths for Computing
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Databases
Year 2

Core Modules

  • Web Development
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber-Security
  • Introduction to Research
Year 3

Core Modules

  • Agile Software Development
  • Mobile Computing
  • Professional Issues in the Computing Sector
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Final Year Project

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

Funding Options

PC
UCC
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