BSC COMPUTER SCI.& SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Our modern world is run on computing power. PCs, mobile phones, telecoms networks, medical equipment, air traffic control, satellite navigation – hardly any area of 21st century life is untouched by computers. As a student, you will have access to NUI Maynooth's state-of-the-art computer labs as you acquire theoretical knowledge of the fundamental principles of computer science and software engineering, along with the ability to apply these principles in practice using modern tools and methodologies.
You will study all the essentials of computers and software, as well as key areas in mathematics, business, and organisational studies. You will participate in extensive supervised practical work, including a six-month placement in industry. You will acquire hands-on programming skills and advanced problem-solving techniques, and you will learn to think logically and analytically when approaching complex issues. You will also develop your creativity and communication skills.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3
This course requires 3 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Mature Students must fill out the NUI Maynooth Mature Student Application Form available at http://admissions.nuim.ie/mature_students/mature_form.shtml. It is essential that you also apply to the CAO further details available at www.cao.ie.. Both applications must be received before the 1st of February.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
The closing date for mature applications is February 1st.
Computer Science and Software Engineering is taken as a Single Honours Bachelor of Science degree. In First Year, students take Computer Science, Mathematics, and two other subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Experimental Physics, or Mathematical Physics. In Second Year, students take Computer Science related topics and two Mathematics modules. In Third Year and Fourth Year, students take Computer Science and Software Engineering topics. In Third Year, students must complete an industrial work placement of at least six months in duration.
|Career and postgraduate options|
As the Government works to position Ireland as a 'knowledge economy', IT skills are in high demand. Career opportunities are many and varied, and include work in areas such as graphical interface design, medical imaging, video-based information systems, multimedia systems development, electronic publishing, computer-assisted translation, e-learning systems development, games development, website design and development, and software development. IT skills are also in demand in non-computing industries, such as financial services, business and administration, health services, and the automobile and aeronautics sectors.
- MSc in Computer Science
- PhD in Computer Science
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site