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Computing (General Entry) / Ríomhaireacht - (Iontráil Ghinearálta)

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

2023 CAO Points: 234

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Other Grade Requirements 

 *Grade O5 in Maths in recommended but not a requirement.
QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Must include one of the following modules:
  • C20174
  • C20175
  • 5N1833
  • 5N18396
  • 5N0556
  • 5N0554
  • 6N3395
  • B20029
  • 5N2066
  • C20139
  • 4N2138
  • N33029
  • 5N16654
F2/O6/H7 in 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

Mature Applicants

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

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

Be the best in the world! This is no ordinary degree course, this is the course that has produced the best in the world - recent graduate Olivier Bal Petre won WorldSkills Gold in Cloud Computing in Kazan, Russia, 2019.

This three year course gives a great grounding in the essentials of computing leading to rewarding careers. Employment prospects are excellent with a shortage of computing graduates currently and predicted both in Ireland and internationally. 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. If you choose to take the add-on final year additional options in Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning are available. Both the Software Development specialisation and the IT Management specialisation are built around a common core of computing knowledge including Systems Analysis, Web Development, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Software Quality & Test, Databases, Networking, Operating Systems, Python Development, Discrete Mathematics & Statistics.

The software stream focuses more on data structures, algorithms and languages such as Python, Java and C++ which are widely used in industry. A software project exploring delivered using agile project management principles. The IT Management stream develops skills in Scripting using languages such as Python, Linux and PowerShell and covers advanced networking, cloud computing as well as service management. A team project built around Agile Project Management Principles is also part of the curriculum. 

Study Abroad Opportunities

The six month placement period can be spent in partner colleges and linked enterprises across France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Mexico and more.

Work Placement Information

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 courses the list of placement companies is long and includes major companies such as Amazon AWS, SAP, fidelity & Bank of America as well as Tallaght University Hospital, Evros and many others. 

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Junior Developers
  • IT Automation Specialists
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Software Testers
  • IT Support
  • Database Administrators
  • Junior Analysts and Network Engineers.

Salaries and careers prospects for computing graduates are excellent with most graduates reporting promotion within two years of taking up a position. Now is your chance to choose a course which can open doors to a long term interesting and rewarding career.

Graduate Employers:

  • AWS
  • Evros
  • Fidelity
  • South Dublin County Council 

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

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

I chose TU Dublin due to the possibility to enroll on a Level 7 course without having to commit to a Level 8 straight away. Almost all lectures are approachable and available outside their own lectures; the same applies to the department staff. Lots of hands-on practice in labs and the possibility to do work placement in 3rd year.

The number of students per class is not as big as other universities, which helps proximity with lecturers as well. Every year a lecturer is assigned as the year's tutor, and that is very useful to have a point of contact. CA schedule given at the beginning of the semester helps me to organise and prioritize the studies. Don't be afraid to try because even if you struggle, there will be lots of people willing to help you get through it. I feel that lecturers are genuinely interested in what's best for students.

Lara Chiappetta Lagioia, Student

TU756, Computing General Entry

An add-on one year Honours B. Sc. In Computing is available. Specialisations across Software Development, IT Management, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning are possible.

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Level 7


Bachelor of Science


3 years

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