Undergraduate Courses

Part Funded by the ESFWe have three undergraduate degrees here in the School of Computing in DCU and they cover the wide spectrum of ICT in the modern society.

The new BSc in Data Science equip participants with the knowledge and abilities to enable them to apply the full spectrum of computing and analytical science and technology in the pursuit of discovering new information by identifying and validating patterns in data.

If you are interested in how software addresses real-world computing problems and how information technology can be used to improve and even re-design the way business can be done, then the Enterprise Computing programme will give you the foundation for a career in information technology for the modern business enterprise and teach you practical skills in designing and managing information systems, and deploying them effectively and creatively.

 

If you have no previous experience in writing programs and want to learn how to develop software programs that can be used in a myriad of different applications (mobile apps, computer games, artificial intelligence, cloud-based applications, etc.) then the Computer Applications programme will give you an in-depth knowledge of software engineering and the practical skills to apply this knowledge to develop tomorrow’s software solutions.

 

BSc in Data Science (DS)

CAO Code: DC123

Duration: 4 years

The BSc in Data Science, the first of its kind in Ireland, is aimed at students who are interested a career in Big Data, data analytics and related data science roles. ‘Data Science’ is the study of information – where it comes from, what it tells us and how to turn it into a resource for business, government and social strategies. DCU is uniquely positioned to offer this course with proven strengths in computing, engineering, business and mathematics together with an enterprise-driven focus on innovation, applied problem solving and making a difference in the real-world.

The DCU BSc in Data Science is a unique programme focused on that combination of programming, mathematics and communication that creates valuable insight and professional expertise. The overall aim of the programme is to equip participants with the knowledge and abilities to enable them to apply the full spectrum of computing and analytical science and technology in the pursuit of discovering new information by identifying and validating patterns in data.

Special Entry Requirements:

  • H2 in Mathematics
  • NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTING NECESSARY!

 

BSc in Enterprise Computing (EC)

CAO Code: DC120

Duration: 4 years

This four year honours degree which prepares students for a career in Compuing and Business IT Management. It consists of two main subject areas: Computing and IT Management.

The course teaches you how you can best use computing technology to allow people to work together and give companies a competitive edge in the marketplace. You will learn how organisations operate, and how to use computers to improve and re-design the way they do business, and will acquire the skills and expertise needed to deploy technology solutions at the business front line.

EC students undertake a seven month work placement during the third year of their degree adding to the practical aspect and making students all the more desirable to employers.

Special Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics
  • NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTING NECESSARY!

 

B.Sc. in Computer Applications (CA)

CAO Code: DC121

Duration: 4 years

Ireland's most popular computing degree... the practical, industry-oriented focus means it is favoured by students and employers alike.

Students will specialise in software engineering and programming and will complete projects in 3rd and 4th year which they can then demonstrate at the Final Year Project Expo.

CA students undertake a six month paid work placement during the third year of their degree. This workplace experience gives Computer Applications graduates a distinct advantage in the buoyant graduate employment market.

Special Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics
  • NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTING NECESSARY!