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Course Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

CAO code: BN104 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • FETAC graduates


Duration: 4 years
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
2014 Points : 275
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6; 60 @ NFQ Level 7; 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
BN518 Master of Science in Computing

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in six subjects in the Leaving Certificate with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.

The minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 or 6 awards is any full award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. This award must include Mathematics (C20139) or Mathematics (5N1833) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) or a pass in Leaving Certificate Mathematics.

The courses considered as cognate areas for progression include CITXX, CNSSX, 6M5164, CCNMX, 5M2564.


Note :

Students who apply for this course will have a choice when they enter third year of the programme to specialise in Information Technology or Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.


Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Programming 1
  • Computer Systems
  • Networking Basics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Web Development 1
  • Algorithmic Problem Solving
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Programming 2
  • Computer Architecture
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Routers and Routing Basics
  • Web Development 2
Year 2
Semester 3
  • LAN Switching and Wireless
  • GUI Programming
  • Operating Systems (Client)
  • Information Technology Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
Semester 4
  • Advanced Programming
  • Web Applications
  • WAN Technologies
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Operating Systems (Server)
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Rich Web Applications
  • Data Mining
  • Advanced Switching and Routing
  • Project Skills
  • Major Group Project (Part 1)
Semester 6
  • Network Distributed Computing
  • Object Oriented and Design Patterns
  • Troubleshooting IP Networks
  • Computer Graphics
  • Major Group Project (Part 2)
Year 4
Semester 7
  • Project (Part 1)
  • Research Skills
  • Derivation of Algorithms
  • Network Security
  • Enterprise and Cloud Computing

Elective 1:

Ubiquitous Computing or Computer and Network Forensics

Semester 8
  • Project (Part 2)

Elective 2: 

Game Development or  Text Mining and Information Retrieval or Advanced Network Technologies or XML and Web Services or High Performance Computing or Intelligent Computing or Applied Language Engineering

* One Module from Elective 1, Semester 7

  Four Modules from Elective 2, Semester 8  

Note : The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.


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