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Computing (General Entry) / Ríomhaireacht (Iontráil Ghinearálta)

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Software Development/Computing with Information Technology Management

2022 CAO Points: 242

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of




2 H5

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

*Grade 05 in maths is recommended but not a requirement. 

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Three distinctions plus a pass in:
  • B20029
  • C20139
  • C20174
  • C20175
  • N33029
  • 4N2138
  • 5N0554
  • 5N0556
  • 5N16654
  • 5N1833
  • 5N18396
  • 5N2066
  • 6N3395
  • F2/O6/H7 in LC Maths

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Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

* This is a General Entry Course

Ireland has developed as a significant global hub for ICT. This is a thriving, exciting sector with a real global perspective. Many of the big names that have significant bases around Dublin are familiar to us names – AWS, Google, Microsoft, IBM, LinkedIn, but there is much more strength in depth to this sector in Ireland.

  • Did you know that 9 of the top 10 global software companies, 10 of the top 10 global ICT companies, 4 of the top 5 IT Services companies and the top 10 born on the internet companies all have significant bases in Ireland

Over recent years, the discipline areas of Information Technology, Computing and Computer Science have expanded in the scope and range of knowledge contained within them. The rise to prominence of big data, social media, mobile  technology, information security not to mention new cloud based architectures and infrastructures for delivering information technology has meant that increased demand for Software and IT Management graduates with a broader range of specialisations and skills sets. 

This honours degree course  gives a great grounding in the essentials of computing leading to rewarding careers. We use a common year 1 where you develop essential skills and get to understand your particular strengths. We then give you a choice of specialising in IT Management or Software Development. Later in the course  additional options in Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning are available.

A Computing core with four specialisations, six months work placement and a major industry project specialised to your career ambition. Did we mention that TU Dublin Tallaght produced the world champion in Cloud Computing in 2019 and has some of the best professionally certified lecturers with industry experience? Learn where the best learn!

  • Professional certifications in Networking, Cloud Computing to a significant level are aligned to this course 
  • You have the option of spending on semester 6 abroad in one of our partner colleges/ companies in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and more.
  • A six-month long internship in Year 3 is part of the course  and gives you a real advantage giving you industry experience and contacts.  With around one hundred students placed annually across Computing course s in Tallaght the list of placement companies is long and includes major companies such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft, SAP, Fidelity & Bank of America as well as Tallaght University Hospital, Evros and many others. 

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Software Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Software Test Automation
  • IT Specialist
  • Cloud Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • CyberSecurity Specialist
  • Technology Consultant
  • Solution Architect
  • Operations Specialist
  • Network Manager

Graduate Employers:

  • Amazon AWS
  • SAP
  • Workday
  • Microsoft Ireland
  • Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Accenture
  • Version1
  • Mastercard
  • Bearing Point
  • Ergo
  • Evros

Semester 1

  • Computer Architecture
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Business & Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics 1
  • Software Development 1
  • Visual Design & User Experience

Semester 2

  • Social Media Communications
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Statistics
  • Software Development 2
  • Systems Analysis

Semester 3

  • Advanced Database Technologies
  • Discrete Mathematics 2
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Software Development 3
  • Client-Side Web Development

Semester 4

  • Data Administration and Analysis
  • Management Science
  • Routing & Switching Essentials
  • Project
  • Information Security
  • Software Development 4

*Some modules are elective

Semester 5

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
  • Data Analysis (Elective)
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Elective)
  • Advanced Routing & Switching (Elective)
  • Operating Systems
  • Server-Side Web Development

Semester 6

  • Experiential Learning

*Some modules are elective

Semester 7

  • Algorithms & Computation
  • Applied Machine Learning (Elective)
  • DevOps - Continuous Integration and Deployment (Elective)
  • Interactive Media Design & Visualisation
  • Information Management
  • Enterprise Applications Development 1
  • Project
  • Security for the cloud and IoT (Elective)

Semester 8

  • Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (Elective)
  • Algorithmic Analysis (Elective)
  • Architecting on the Public Cloud (Elective)
  • Computational Theory
  • Enterprise Applications Development 2
  • Enterprise Performance Architecture
  • Game Design and Development (Elective)
  • Project
  • User Experience Design (Elective)

Andrew Sullivan, Student

TU859, Computing General Entry (previously Computing with Software Development)

I chose this course on a recommendation from a friend who had previously studied it, he said he loved it and that it led him to a good and fulfilling job. By far the best thing about this course is the work placement. I did my placement in Fidelity Investments. While I found it daunting at first at the thoughts of going out to work for a company, once there and settled in I didn't want to leave. The seven months flew by and to say I learned loads is an understatement.

I was also lucky enough to be offered a place in Fidelity's graduate program, Leap, for the following August, once I had completed 4th year. This really takes some of the pressure off 4th year, knowing you won't have to go looking for a job after the May exams. But it's good to remember not to take the foot off the pedal either.

My advice to those considering applying for this course is, to give it a shot. It's an amazing course and I've enjoyed all four years of it. There's a wide variety of modules to be studied over the four years. From business oriented modules to more technically challenging ones, such as software development and databases. Each one is as interesting as the last. The best thing about being a TU Dublin student is the help and guidance you get from lectures. They can't do enough to prepare you for exams of continuous assessments.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor in Science (Hons)


4 years

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