Undergraduate
BSc Computer Science and Information Technology

NUI Galway

Course Overview


We depend on electronic devices, such as computers and mobile phones, computer software and networks to store, process, transmit, retrieve and manipulate information.

Students will cover the technology used in these devices and will focus on the development of the software applications that make these devices useful. The programme has a flexible course structure, where students can choose to study a range of Next-Generation Technology areas including: Digital Media and Games, Enterprise Informatics, Energy Informatics, Computational Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Medical/ Bio-informatics. These core subjects provide a solid theoretical and applied background in Computer Science and Information Technology.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

16

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Career prospects for IT/computing graduates are very strong in Ireland and throughout the world.
  • This work experience programme gives students an opportunity to work on projects relevant to their study and significantly improves their chances of obtaining employment after graduation.
  • The government’s Expert Group on Future Skill Needs has highlighted a shortfall in the number of IT/computing graduates as the number of students studying IT/computing is not adequate to meet the demands in virtually every sector.
  • These core subjects provide a solid theoretical and applied background in Computer Science and Information Technology.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Mathematics, and any three other subjects recognized for entry purposes. Students must also obtain a minimum Grade O2 or H6 in Mathematics or alternatively obtain a pass in the Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination (held in the University).

English Requirements

Science and Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

1. Students must obtain a minimum Grade O2 or H6 in Mathematics or alternatively places available (which may vary in number year to year) may be allocated to those candidates who have achieved the points requirement for the programme that year, who satisfy the general requirements for Matriculation in the College of Engineering and Informatics and who attain a Pass in the Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination. The places available will be allocated in strict order of merit based points attained in the Leaving Certificate. Due to capacity constraints, not all candidates who achieve a pass in the examination may receive an offer.
2. A-Levels a Grade D in A-Level Mathematics or Grade B in O-Level Mathematics is required.

Career Prospects


Graduates of the BSc in Computer Science & Information Technology are highly skilled and are equipped to take on employment as professional engineers, designers and consultants in a range of organisations, specializing in areas such as software design and development, digital media and games, IT consultancy, telecommunications and medical informatics. Career prospects for IT/computing graduates are very strong in Ireland and throughout the world. The government’s Expert Group on Future Skill Needs has highlighted a shortfall in the number of IT/computing graduates as the number of students studying IT/computing is not adequate to meet the demands in virtually every sector.

Notes


Work Placements: As part of this four-year course, students will undertake an eight month (January – August) off-campus work placement in an industrial setting following completion of their third year of study. In the event that no external placement is available, students will be given projects on campus. This work experience programme gives students an opportunity to work on projects relevant to their study and significantly improves their chances of obtaining employment after graduation. Read more about Engineering work placements.

Accreditation: All Engineering Degrees at NUI Galway are professionally accredited by the statutory professional body, Engineers Ireland. This “Accreditation” means that the degree has been assessed and approved to meet the educational requirements for professional Engineers.