Computer Science Common Entry

Computer Science Common Entry

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: July 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €35
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: €15,358
Domestic tuition: €7,262

Program overview

The modules provide students with a foundation in Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), and introduce functional and assembly languages. The modules are selected to give insights into the three Denominated Programmes (options), these being (a) BSc Computer Systems, (b) BSc Mobile Communications and Security, and (c) BSc Computer Games Development. The basics of computation are discussed in the computer science modules. The structure and operation of a computer and networks are presented in the computer organisation modules. The Games Design module introduces design and programming of games. A basic competency in discrete and computer maths is necessary for all of the above, and for the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science streams in years 3 and 4 of two of the Denominated Programmes. Abstraction and problem solving are fundamental in computer science and these are covered in the module Representation and Modelling.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • PTE
  • IELTS
Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English. In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade O2/H6 in Mathematics. A Special Mathematics Examination will be offered at UL following the Leaving Certificate results for those students who did not achieve the Mathematics requirement. We welcome applications from mature students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BSc programme chosen by you. One specific career path open to a graduate from all three programmes is that of Software Developer / Software Engineer. There are attractive follow-on postgraduate options, both nationally and internationally, leading to Masters and PhD awards. Computer Systems IT Consultant, Web Developer, Data Analyst, Software Project Manager, Application Specialist, Business Analyst, Technical Sales Consultant. B.Sc. Mobile Communications and Security IT/Networking Project Manager, Network Designer/Administrator, IT Administrator/Manager, Network Security Analyst/Consultant, Computer Crime Consultant. B.Sc. Computer Games Development Games Programmer, Graphics Programming, High-Performance Computing.

Campus location

Limerick , Ireland

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