Open Day Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences
Welcome to the School of Computer Science and School of Mathematical Science Open Day! Between 15:00 and 17:00 on 8th December, you will have the opportunity to learn about the undergraduate courses offered by both of our Schools. Feel free to join the Welcome and Course Talks meeting room where you can hear about our courses from some of the lecturers. Afterwards, we will be breaking into separate meeting rooms for each course where you can ask the lecturers and some of the current students questions.
**To register your interest in attending, please fill in the form here.**
The meetings will be run on Microsoft Teams, which you will be able to access through your browser. To ask a question, simply click the "Raise Hand" button and wait for the lecturer to address you.
Links to the meetings are in the table below:
|Meeting Room||Time Available||Access Link|
|Welcome and Course Talks||15:00 8th December 2021||here|
|BSc Computer Science||After Welcome and Course Talks||here|
|BSc Data Science and Analytics||After Welcome and Course Talks||here|
|BA Digital Humanities and Information Technology||After Welcome and Course Talks||here|
|BA Psychology and Computing||After Welcome and Course Talks||here|
|BSc Mathematical Sciences||After Welcome and Course Talks||here|
|BSc Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science||After Welcome and Course Talks||here|
CK401 - Computer Science
Graduates of Computer Science at UCC understand how computer-based systems work and how we can harness their potential to develop sophisticated computer applications upon which our modern world depends. The BSc in Computer Science is a full-time four-year degree course that encompasses all aspects of computer systems (both software and hardware) and ICT (information and communication technology), including software development, database technology, computer networks, operating systems, algorithms, security, web technology and applications.
Our programme does not assume any prior computing experience and many of our students successfully complete the degree with little or no prior background in computing.
CK411 - Data Science and Analytics
Data Science & Analytics focuses on new ways to capture and understand data from the world around us. It helps us make better decisions for people, communities, and industry. The BSc in Data Science & Analytics at UCC provides an education in data storage, manipulation and interpretation using mathematical sciences and computational methods which assists us solve complex real-world problems.
The BSc in Data Science and Analytics at UCC is one of few such programmes being offered in Ireland today. Since data science is an emerging field, with only a limited number of degree programmes available, on graduation you will be able to fulfil the increasing demand for these specialist skills
CK118 - Digital Humanities and Information Technology
Our BA (Hons) Digital Humanities and Information Technology degree is an innovative course where you will explore a broad range of arts and humanities topics, while also studying the principles of information technology and digital media. We look at how the digital can enable innovation, but also how technology is changing what it means for us to be a human in the age of machines.
Our Department of Digital Arts & Humanities is part of School of English & Digital Humanities at UCC, and benefits from contributions from across the College of Arts, Celtic Civilisation and Social Sciences (CACSSS) and the School of Computer Science & Information Technology. So, if you are interested in applying digital technologies to arts and humanities research, be it in language, literature, philosophy, politics, geography or similar, we will take you on a journey to show you how technology can be utilised to study culture and society.
CK121 - Psychology and Computing
The BA Psychology and Computing is a degree in which psychological research, theory, and knowledge is applied to a context of increasing importance to the modern world. – the design, development, evaluation, and critical engagement with the technology and systems that increasingly surround us. The course has recently gained accreditation by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Accreditation means that graduates from this programme will now able to join the PSI as a graduate member, as long as they achieve a second class honours or above in their final degree classification. Graduates of CK121 will be eligible for entry to any Psychology MA programmes across Ireland that stipulate “graduate membership of PSI” as a requirement, without the need for taking any graduate conversion programme first.
CK101 - Applied Mathematics
BA(Hons) in Maths
Applied Mathematics is the application of mathematics to the modelling and solving of practical, real-world problems. The emphasis throughout this three-year course is on developing and enhancing problem-solving skills.
Areas of applied mathematics taught on the course include:
- aspects of more classical applied mathematics in the form of elements of mechanics
- mathematical modelling methods and techniques
- computer programming language and use of modern sophisticated symbolic software
- numerical experimentation
- general mathematical methods
- elements of the modern areas of chaos and dynamical systems.
The first-year course assumes no previous knowledge of applied mathematics and extensive tutorial support is available throughout.
CK101 - Arts - Computer Science
There will be no presentation on the Computer Science modules offered on the General Arts Degree in UCC this year. However, you can watch the video below to learn more about the modules offered:
CK407 - Mathematical Sciences
BSc (Hons) in Maths
BSc Mathematical Sciences is an ideal broadly-based degree course for students who wish to develop their mathematical knowledge and ability to a level that is highly valued by employers.
Our students enjoy mathematics, were good at mathematics in school and want to make significant use of their mathematical skills in their careers. This course will help you to capitalise on your interest in mathematics by completing a strongly numerate degree.
You will study a wide range of topics across mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, concentrating on the areas you like most, without becoming unduly specialised. There is a significant choice of courses, especially in Years 3 and 4.
You don’t need to have studied Applied Mathematics for Leaving Certificate, though naturally, this would be an advantage.
In Year 1 you will both review much of what you learned in Leaving Certificate mathematics, with an emphasis on understanding, and build on this.
In Second Year, there are three degree outlets available:
- Mathematical Sciences (Single Honours),
- Mathematical Sciences and Physics (Joint Honours)
- Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science,
Each year, you will encounter new areas in the mathematical sciences, from modules in theoretical aspects of mathematics to its practical applications, the balance depending on your emerging interests.
You will learn programming skills in a mathematical context, will gain experience of working in groups, and you will learn written and oral exposition skills, not least through your final-year research projects or through your work in statistical consultancy.
Students enter the Mathematical Sciences programmes through CK407 (Mathematical Sciences).
Mathematical Sciences (Single Honours)
Mathematical Science underpins science, technology, engineering, finance, software and countless other modern developments. Mathematical Sciences allows you to study all aspects of mathematics, including Single Honours in Mathematical Sciences, Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science, or Joint Honours with Physics. If you enjoy mathematics, this route offers you an exciting and challenging degree.
Our BSc Mathematical Sciences programme is a broadly-based degree course for students who wish to develop their mathematical knowledge and ability to a level that is highly valued by employers. You will study a wide range of topics across mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, concentrating on the areas you like most, without becoming unduly specialised. There is a significant choice of courses, especially in third and fourth year.
In your first year you will learn the basic skills which will serve you through the remainder of the course. This will include a review of your Leaving Certificate mathematics, but with a strong focus on understanding and mathematical rigour. Depending on your interests, you will encounter new topics to consider from the mathematical world, from modules in theoretical aspects of mathematics to its practical applications and you will learn to apply these concepts and techniques in a real-world context. You will also gain important programming skills in a mathematical context, the experience of working in groups, and acquire written and oral presentation skills through project work and research.
Mathematical Sciences and Physics (Joint Honours)
This course provides a grounding in mathematics and physics, emphasising problem-solving skills and capacity for analytical and logical thinking in mathematics, as well as intuitive and analytical understanding of physics. Our students have an excellent track record in both career development following graduation and in postgraduate study. We have strong links with local, national and international companies and with research institutes, which will add value to your degree and strengthen its reputation.
This degree programme is offered jointly by the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Physics. Refer to CK407 and CK408 for more details.
Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science
This degree course provides a solid education in the fundamentals of financial mathematics and actuarial science, as well as a strong grounding in the core disciplines of the Mathematical Sciences. The quantitative analytical skills developed in this course are used in a variety of settings, both commercial and non-commercial. Graduates in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science can look forward to careers offering intellectual challenge, professional status, job satisfaction and high earnings.
Designing solutions to mathematical problems involving financial risk or future uncertainty places the graduate among the most highly valued professionals in the financial world.
The recent past has seen enormous growth in the financial services industry worldwide. This, together with the increasing sophistication of modern financial products, has led to increasing demand for graduates in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science.