BSC MULTIMEDIA, MOBILE & WEB DEVELOPMENT
The BSc in Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development provides students with understanding and competencies necessary to develop mobile, web-based, and multimedia information systems and applications. This programme complements the BA Digital Media and the BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering courses by focusing on the technical aspects of developing software for multimedia, mobile and web systems.
Construction is due to commence on a new state-of-the-art ICT Building which will contain the Department of Computer Science, other related Centres and several teaching spaces. This investment will cost in the region of €20 million.
As a student, you will develop expertise in systems-level and applications-level programming concepts through modules in programming, scripting, databases and networking. You will also study software engineering (design, analysis and testing), where the focus is on largescale systems modelling and development, as well as foundational and theoretical aspects of computer science.
Students also develop expertise in communicating information effectively with the help of modules in visual communication, usability and cognitive science. Students are well-prepared for a career in the technical development and operation of sophisticated web-based systems, and have both the theoretical and practical skills needed for the development of mobile and web applications.
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Mature students must apply to the CAO and fill out the NUI Maynooth mature student application form before February 1st. The new online form will be available from December 13 2013.
Admission will be based on the direct application form and/or interview.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
The closing date for mature applications is February 1.
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.
|How to apply|
How to Apply
We welcome over 2,000 undergraduate students to our University each year:
School-leavers who have completed the Leaving Certificate
Mature students returning to education
EU/EFTA students who want to study in Ireland
International students from countries outside the EU
FETAC or BTEC major award recipients.
The application process to our undergraduate degree programmes depends on the category to which you belong. Please visit "How to Apply" for further details.
If you are unsure about anything, just contact us. We are happy to help.
Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development 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, Mathematical Physics.
Students who do not wish to continue with the BSc Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development after First Year may transfer to MH203 Computer Science and Software Engineering or MH201 Science, continuing with Computer Science, Mathematics, and/or their other Science subjects.
In Second, Third and Fourth Year, students take Computer Science and Multimedia topics only. In Third Year, students must complete a six-month work placement.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering is also available. This covers the foundation and theory of computer science as well as the practice of general-purpose software design and construction.
A Bachelor of Arts Digital Media degree (MH110), concentrating on digital media content, is also available.
Duration: 4 years
Department of Computer Science
Tel: 01 708 3847
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|Career and postgraduate options|
The world of multimedia production in the areas of mobile and web development is still being defined and is at the forefront of technological innovation. The delivery of new, interactive forms of entertainment and information through these media is still being explored.
Graduates will benefit from a combination of advanced software development skills, enhanced creativity, project development and management skills, and a solid grounding in the theories behind new and existing technological practices. Students will be prepared to enter areas such as computer programming, software and web design, and video, audio and interactive game design, as well as deploying solutions across state-of-the-art communication platforms.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site