Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Data Science

University College Dublin

Course Overview


If you have an interest in technology and trends, this degree could be for you.

At its core, data science is about extracting insights from data that can transform the way a company operates. For example, understanding data can match millions of businesses with new customers around the world in the areas of advertising and e-commerce. Mining large-scale data sets based on our health can inform pharmaceutical companies when choosing new medicines to develop and capturing data streams from wearable devices can improve our understanding of our habits and routines. Agri-food, energy, transport, government and education are all examples of industries on the verge of being transformed by the power of data-driven methods.

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

Universities that students have visited to date include the University of Auckland, New Zealand, the University of California, Irvine, USA, and Fudan University, Shanghai, China.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

105

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 25,600 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Graduates with training in Computer Science with Data Science work in fields such as: Banking and financial services, Consultancy (e.g. Accenture, Deloitte), Internet companies such as Google, PayPal and Facebook
  • Agri-food, energy, transport, government and education are all examples of industries on the verge of being transformed by the power of data-driven methods.
  • Graduates can also pursue a range of MSc or PhD programmes such as the MSc Computer Science (Negotiated Learning) or the MSc Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation.
  • Universities that students have visited to date include the University of Auckland, New Zealand, the University of California, Irvine, USA, and Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

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

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Graduates with training in Computer Science with Data Science work in fields such as:
• Banking and financial services
• Consultancy (e.g. Accenture, Deloitte)
• Internet companies such as Google, PayPal and Facebook
• Established ICT companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Intel
• ICT Startups
Graduates can also pursue a range of MSc or PhD programmes such as the MSc Computer Science (Negotiated Learning) or the MSc Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation.

Notes


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