Computing with Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning / Ríomhaireacht le hAnailísíocht Sonraí

Programme title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Data Analytics

* 2020 CAO Points 226

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of




2 H5

Minimum Grade in


Eng OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

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


Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are cornerstones of the next wave in ICT. IDA Ireland is pursuing an AI Island strategy set to attract the brightest and best AI players to work in Ireland.

There is a skills gap in Ireland and internationally for Data Scientists with Computing and Business Intelligence skills. This four-year degree programme, designed in consultation with major IT Companies such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft, SAP & IBM develops a unique mix of Computing, Business Intelligence and Data Science skills to address this gap. New computing power allows use to gain insight from large scale datasets which can be mined for information using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.

If you are curious about the world, like analysing information and discovering new trends then this may be the programme for you. Especially, if you have a rational approach to solving problems, like basing opinions on information, understanding the limits of information and drawing real conclusions from data. In the modern world where almost everything can be a source of data and data storage is cheap there is a shortage of graduates with the skills and modern toolsets to extract, combine and transform this data into useful information. It’s not just about statistical knowledge it is also about tying together diverse sources of data as well visualising and presenting this data to communicate clearly.

All Tallaght Campus Computing programmes use a common year 1 where you develop essential skills and get to understand your particular strengths. The advantage of this is that you may choose your specialization again at the end of ear 1 – stick with your original choice or move to a specialization in Software Development/ IT Management/ Cloud Computing.  In this programme you will use and learn: Machine Learning, AI & Deep Learning, Statistics & Data Analysis, Big Data Analysis & Programming, Software Development, Web Programming & Scripting Business Intelligence, Advanced Database Structure and Knowledge, Social Media Analysis & Visualisation, Data Mining and Intelligent Agents for Knowledge Discovery.

  • You have the option of spending on semester 6 aborad in one of our partner colleges/ companies in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Spain and Mexico.
  • A six-month long internship in Year 3 is part of the programme and is a real advantage giving you industry experience and contacts.  With around one hundred students placed annually across Computing programmes in Tallaght the list of placement companies is extensive and includes major companies such as Amazon AWS, SAP, fidelity & Bank of America as well as Tallaght University Hospital, Dept. of Agriculture, Evros and many others.
  • Graduate Job Titles:
    Data Scientist
    Intellgent Agent Developer
    Machine Learning Engineer
    Data Analyst
    Social Media Analyst
    AI Consultant
    Support Engineer
  • Graduate Employers:
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Bearing Point
    Amazon AWS
  • Computer Architecture 
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Business & Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics 1
  • Software Development 1
  • Visual Design & User Experience
  • Social Media Communications
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Statistics
  • Software Development 2
  • Systems Analysis
  • IT Scripting & Automation (*Elective)
  • Advanced Database Technologies
  • Discrete Mathematics 2
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Software Development 3 (*Elective)
  • Client-Side Web Development
  • Data Administration and Analysis
  • IT Service Management (*Elective)
  • Management Science
  • Routing & Switching Essentials
  • Project
  • Information Security
  • Software Development 4 (*Elective)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (*Elective)
  • Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
  • Data Analysis
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (*Elective)
  • Advanced Routing & Switching (*Elective)
  • Operating Systems
  • Server-Side Web Development
  • Experiential Learning


  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Social Media Analysis
  • DevOps - Continuous Integration and Deployment (*Elective)
  • Interactive Media Design & Visualisation
  • Information Management
  • Project - Data Analytics
  • Security for the cloud and IoT (*Elective)
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Data Analysis and Programming
  • E-Learning Elective
  • Enterprise Performance Architecture (*Elective)
  • IT Governance and Quality
  • Operations Research (*Elective)
  • Project - Data Analytics Specialisation
  • User Experience Design (*Elective)
TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

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