Computing with Language (French/German/Spanish) / Ríomhaireacht le Teanga (Fraincis/Gearmáinis/Spáinnis)

Programme Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language 

There’s growing demand for graduates with both IT and language skills in the ICT sector. This programme will give you a thorough grounding in all the essential areas of computing, while also giving you the opportunity to develop fluency in French, German or Spanish.

* 2020 CAO Points 308

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of




2 H5

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Other Grade Requirements:
Leaving Certificate Examination with at least Grade 06 or better in five subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish. Grade 05 in Ordinary level Mathematics or higher is recommended but not a requirement.

Leaving Certificate French O5 or better is recommended for French stream. German or Spanish may be taken at beginner level.


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

This programme is designed to address the need for Level 8 computing graduates who have a language competence. It was designed in consultation with leading companies, including SAP Ireland and

The course subjects include software development, computer architecture, systems analysis, databases, social media comms, cloud services, interactive design, information management, and applied AI.

If your language ability is strong, it’s possible to spend a full year abroad, on condition of studying, in a partner institution, similar technical topics to those covered in Semester 5.

Language skills are considered essential when working in a multicultural professional environment. Being fluent in a second language demonstrates cultural openness and adaptability, and gives you a competitive edge and enhanced employability. One major employer stated: “When I see a good CV that includes a period abroad I see someone who has challenged themselves and proved their ability to be independent. I tend to reach for those first even if the foreign language isn’t essential to the role.”

  • You may spend one full academic year (year 3) in a combined college/ placement period aborad. You will also have the option of spending on semester 6 aborad in one of our partner colleges/ companies in a country aligned to your language of study. Pleasements are available in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Spain and Mexico.
  • Work placement may be with in an international partner based in Ireland or abroad.
  • Graduate Job Titles:
    Software Developer
    Full Stack Developer
    Software Test Automation
    International IT Specialist
    Consultant Engineer
    System Administrator
    CyberSecurity Specialist
    International Technology Consultant
    Sentiment Analyst
  • Graduate Employers:
    Amazon AWS
    Microsoft Ireland
    Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch
    Bearing Point

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Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Hons)


4 years

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