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Computing (Information Technology) / Ríomhaireacht (Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise)

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

2023 CAO Points: 267

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

5

 

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O6/H7

O6/H7

QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Must include a pass in one of the following:
  • Mathematics (C20139)
  • Mathematics (5N1833)
  • Mathematics for Computing (C20175)
  • Mathematics for Engineering (C20174)
  • Mathematics (6N3395)
  • Maths for Information Technology (5N18396)
  • LC Maths

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website

Course Description

Have you ever wondered how google works, how mobile apps are designed, how games are developed, or how computers securely share information? Do you want to work with the next generation of cutting-edge computing technologies? Do you see yourself as a future computing professional working in one of the most rewarding and in-demand careers for graduates? If so, this three-year course could be for you.

This course has been designed to meet Irelands growing need for computing graduates who can contribute to the development of the next generation of cutting-edge computing technologies. The demand for our computing graduates keeps increasing as technology continues to positively shape the world around us. With a computing degree, you’ve got a skillset that is internationally recognised, providing the potential for career mobility and excellent earnings.

In this three-year course, you’ll experience a blend of computer science and hands on practical skills which will allow you to develop expertise in software development, mobile application development, web development, game and interactive development, entrepreneurship, networking, infrastructure, and cyber-security through a mix of theory-based and practical, hands-on subjects. We encourage students to experience a broad range of subjects before specialising through practical projects and electives in later years. Experience the excitement of building your first computer, designing software, developing web apps, and working on real world projects.

The campus provides students with state-of-the-art computing, networking and cyber-security labs. The course is a mix of theory-based and practical subjects, which will equip you with a range of technical, design and management skills. You’ll have easy online access to course materials, and on-site support from enthusiastic academic staff willing to share their expertise and knowledge with you.

Professional Accreditation

As part of the computing course, you can receive dual accreditation for industry-certified courses such as CompTIA, Cisco CCNA, Linux and Microsoft.

IT Requirements

A medium spec (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect, Minitab, Maple, so needs more RAM, SSD, etc.)

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store

Our graduates work in a rage of roles including:

  • Software Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Internet of Things Developer
  • Cloud Architect
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Consultant

Graduate Employers:

  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • Liberty IT

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

This course will prepare graduates with the skills they need to thrive in the IT sector and covers a wide range of modules, including the CISCO networking module. At the end of second year, students can choose to either specialise in Information Technology or Digital Forensics and Cyber Security during third and fourth year. Every lecture is followed by its respective practical session to equip students with not only theoretical knowledge but also valuable hands on experience. 

- Suk Jing Lim, Computing

On successful completion, you’re eligible for TU883 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Information Technology, one year add-on programme. See Year 4 of TU860 for the list of modules on TU883

TU Code

TU757

Level

Level 7

Award

Bachelor of Science

Duration

3 years

Number of Places

20

Location

Blanchardstown

Virtual Tour

Blanchardstown

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Progression Options

Years 1, 2 & 3
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology (Level 7)
Year 4
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Information Technology (Level 8)