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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Computer Science

University College Dublin - UCD
University College Dublin - UCD
Course Code
DN201
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
488
Points Change
+11

Course Summary

Do you ever wonder how Google, Skype, Internet banking or computer games work? Would you like to develop the next generation of cutting-edge computing technologies? If you’re a logical thinker who likes problem solving and you enjoy subjects like mathematics, a degree in Computer Science could be for you. Computer scientists have advanced data compression technology that inspired the digital media revolution, e.g. DVDs, mp3s and YouTube video streaming.

Course Details

College Link > DN201 - Computer Science

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CELTX Electronic Technology
CITXX Information Technology
CNSSX Networks and Software Systems
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Career Progression

This degree equips you with the necessary skills to work as a computer programmer, software engineer or architect, database designer, web developer, network engineer, digital circuit designer, systems administrator or manager, and IT consultant.

Many graduates also go on to start their own companies. With a BSc in Computer Science, you’re also eligible to pursue graduate study in computer science and in related areas, such as business, mathematics and engineering.

Further Research

Qualifax
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