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Computer Science - At the Centre of Student Life

Nestled alongside the River Lee, the Western Gateway Building is home to Computer Science. This ultra-modern building is situated at the heart of a UCC student's college life. Within a three minute walk of the newly expanded Mardyke Arena, and within a few minutes walk of Campus Accommodation, most lectures, lab sessions and facilities used by our students are located in this state-of-the-art facility.

View of a UCC CS Big Lab

Computer Science teaching facilities

  • Teaching and specialist labs (more detail below).
  • IT Helpdesk: Email based ticketing system. Web site with frequently asked questions. Physical desk for queries that cannot be handled via self service or email.
  • File system for staff and student data. RAID and Mirrored.
  • Web and DBMS for school, staff and student development and production use.
  • Platforms include PHP and server-side Python.
  • Full email service for staff. Managed email lists for staff and student groups.
  • Dedicated SSH gateway server (to allow secure external SSH access to CSIT Unix servers) .
  • VLE: Canvas.
  • Virtual Machines in labs with use across MSc, 2nd year, 3rd year and diploma courses for more flexible teaching.

General-use teaching labs

  • Dual boot Windows /Linux PCs across 3 teaching labs for undergrad teaching (83, 80 and 75 seat).
  • Dual boot Windows /Linux PCs across 2 labs for diploma and MSc.
  • 40 seats across two labs for minor, service modules and overflow.
  • 19 seat labs for school research MSc/PhD students.
  • 20 seat lab for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year unscheduled coursework.

Specialist teaching labs and facilities

  • Hardware lab: 25 seats for 2 specialist hardware classes with Arduino Kits and FPGAs.
  • Multimedia classes: 70 MAC OSX workstations.
  • Final year and MSc project lab: 25 seat high end workstations mostly for data analytics and compute-intensive needs.
  • Specialist GPU workstation lab for compute intensive deep learning.
  • Video laboratory with high end workstations and video editing hardware and software.
  • Audio lab high end workstations, keyboards and audio editing software.
  • Dedicated virtual reality lab: State-of-the-art VR hardware and HCI devices.
  • Fully equipped multimedia recording studio.

Other teaching facilities

  • Server Room with Fire suppression and rack mounted servers.
  • A selection of devices (phones & tablets etc) for loan to project students.
  • Specialist IP video conferencing in main CS meeting room for School use.

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School of Computer Science and Information Technology

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School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland