|Subject available through multiple programmes
Computer Science is a relatively young field and is showing rapid growth in terms of scientific and technological advancement and in terms of impact on diverse aspects of human existence.
First Year Module
CS1202 Introduction to Computer Systems (15 credits)
Academic Programme Catalogue
See the Academic Programme Catalogue for the complete and up-to-date content for this course. Note that the modules for all courses are subject to change from year-to-year. For complete descriptions of individual modules, see the Book of Modules.
Computer Science is available as a 15-credit option in First Year Arts and thereafter only as a 10-credit minor subject within the single-subject degree programme. To attain a degree in Computer Science, you need to apply for the BSc Computer Science (CK401) in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.
Teaching methods used in the Department of Computer Science ensure a meaningful integration of the theoretical and practical aspects of computing. A coordinated series of lectures, tutorials, practicals and project assignment work are used for individual courses as appropriate.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
Why Choose This Course
Placement or Study Abroad Information
Study abroad: If you are studying through the BA International, you will spend Year 3 studying at one of our partner universities abroad. We currently have links with universities in: Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden Mexico, and the USA.
Non-EU applicants are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such applicants are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.
Fees and Costs
- Whether you are an EU or Non-EU student will affect the course fees applicable to you. See more information on EU Fees, Non-EU Fees, or Free Fees Status.
- The State will pay the tuition fees for EU students who are eligible under the Free Fees Scheme. The annual student contribution and capitation fees are payable by the student.
- See the Fee Schedule to find out the course fee.
- Check out scholarships that may be available to you.
- Explore our Nurturing Bright Futures free online course (Module 5) to learn about managing your money as a student and budgeting for university life.
How To Apply
Refer to CK101 and CK108.
Irish and European (EU/EFTA/UK) Applicants
Apply via the CAO by 1 February. To apply for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January of the year of entry.