Course Detail

Bachelor of Computer Science Professional Experience


Undergraduate

From driving cancer research forward to accurately predicting the weather, Computer Scientists are powering progress. In fact everything from social care to cybersecurity or even space travel, relies on the talents of Computer Science graduates. We would say the sky is the limit, but we’re already well beyond that!

A degree in Computer Science teaches you to approach technical problems creatively. It also gives you the information and understanding to find ground-breaking solutions to the world’s emerging problems. The course will also equip you with the practical skills to approach the specification, design, construction and use of computer systems.

In an ever changing technological climate, the Computer Science degree programme is constantly evolving to anticipate emerging digital breakthroughs. You will cover topics like machine learning, augmented reality and data analytics, but also receive a grounding in skills like hardware architecture, software engineering and simulation & modelling too.

Employer experience is paramount in this this course, from day one you will learn from prospective employers about ‘real world’ challenges. Industry placements, company sponsored hackathons and project based learning form a core part of the curriculum and vastly improve our graduate employability rates.

IntroductionThese degrees aim to teach the fundamental principles of Computer Science, together with the necessary skills, tools and techniques to enable our graduates to embark on careers as professional software engineers, or to become suitably qualified to undertake research in Computer Science. As with all of our courses, industrial engagement forms an integral part, balancing academic theory with practical learning.

Single Honours BEng/BSc students spend a year on a paid, full-time placement - the School has links with over 500 local, national and international employers, eg BT, Liberty IT, Asidua, Kainos (Belfast), IBM (England), Microsoft, Sun Microsystems (Dublin), Fujitsu (Japan) and Siemens (Germany), and students are assisted in obtaining placements.

The programme contains the following themes which may change due to the nature of the IT Industry and keeping up with industrial trends:
Stage 1Reasoning for Problem Solving
Introduction to Software Engineering
Foundations of Computing Systems
Stage 2Professional Computing Practice
Architecture and Networks
Theory of Computation
Software Development
Information Modelling
Data Structures, Algorithms and Programming Languages
Stage 3Placement Year
Stage 4Computer Science Project
Stage 4 Optional CoursesFormal Methods
Artificial Intelligence
Concurrent Programming
Intelligent Information System
Agile & Component Based Development using NET
Information System Security
Advanced Computer Architecture



Course Information

  • IELTS: 6/5.5

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year

Admission Requirements

A level requirements
BBB including Computing, Mathematics or Software Systems Development + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
OR
ABB including Chemistry, Digital Techgnology, GCE A-level ICT (not Single Award Applied ICT), Physics, Technology and Design or Double Award Applied ICT + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
Irish leaving certificate requirements
H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Mathematics
OR
H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Chemistry or Physics + Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics.
Access Course
Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65-70%. Must be relevant Access Course (eg: Mathematics and Computing) + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or equivalent in Access Course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Mathematics.
OR
33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Chemistry or Physics.

If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English and Standard Level grade 5 in Mathematics would be accepted.
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
A relevant computing QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 100 credits at Distinction grade and 80 credits at Merit grade+ GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
A relevant computing RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 540 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 540 GLH at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
OR
A relevant engineering or scientific QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
A relevant engineering or scientific RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
BTEC Higher Diploma
Those with good grades in a relevant Higher National Diploma/Foundation Degree will be considered individually on their merits for entry to Stage 2 + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
Graduate
A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided that subject specific requirements are met
All applicants
Computer Science, Computing Information Technology and Software Engineering share a common core of modules in the first year, so students may therefore transfer between these degrees at the end of first year, subject to meeting the normal progression requirements.