Griffith College

BSc in Computing Science

BSc in Computing Science

BSc in Computing Science

Start a career in a thriving industry. This 3 year degree helps you develop the skills you’ll need for a wide range of computer-based industry careers.

Students in computing class
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:7
Duration:3 years Full Time, 3 years Part Time
Overview

If you are interested in technological developments in the IT industry and see yourself with a career in one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, then this undergraduate computer science degree is for you!

About the Course

This 3-year degree programme will help you to develop the skills and competencies required for the effective design of software systems. You’ll gain an understanding of the key principles of computer science, including computer systems design, implementation and usage, and the practical skills to design effective programme systems. Students are also introduced to the broad range of problem-solving techniques that are used to resolve IT problems.

If you wish to finish the course after successfully completing Years 1 and 2, you will be awarded a Higher Certificate in Computing.  

Career Prospects

IT plays a key role in virtually every organisation imaginable so there are a huge amount of opportunities for those with a range of project management and technical skills. This degree provides you with a basis for a wide range of computer-based industry careers. Graduates will have the skills to work as Assistant Software Project Leaders, Computer Technology Consultants, MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel, Software Engineers, System Analysts, and Application Programmers.

Structure

Here is a breakdown of the subjects covered in each year of the course:

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Business Information Systems
Computer Hardware
Computer Programming
Semester 1
Client Side Web Development
Effective Learning and Development
Foundations of Computing
Systems Software
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester 2
Data Structures and Algorithms
Linear Algebra
Operating System Design
Server Side Web Development
Semester 1
Object Oriented Programming
Probability and Statistics
Relational Databases
Systems Analysis and Design
Year 3 Core Subjects
Semester 2
Content Management Systems
Group Project
Network Management
Practical Networking
Semester 1
HCI & GUI Programming
Introduction to Formal Design Methods
Networks and Data Communications
Programming Paradigms
Entry Requirements
General Requirements

CAO application process - You will need 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and maths.

For Mature and Part-Time students - please apply directly and a member of our admissions team will be in contact with you directly. Please see the ‘How to Apply’ tab for more information.

Fees

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: accounts@griffith.ie:

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Campus: 
Cork
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,000.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 7,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,000.00
Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,955.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 9,400.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 9,400.00
Campus: 
Limerick
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4075.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,600.00
Campus: 
Limerick
Study Mode: 
Part-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 2,300.00
How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2016 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2016 applications.

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2016 (Mature Students) or Part-Time Applicants must apply directlyMature students will be asked for a copy of their passport and applications should be made before the 21st September 2016. Part-time Applicants that are under 23 years on Jan 1st 2016 will be asked for a copy of their passport, Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.

When our Admissions team receive your application they will be in contact with you directly.

If you wish to apply for advanced entry onto the course, please apply directly and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss your application.

 

 

 

Progression
Academic Progression: 

On successful completion of the ordinary degree, you can transfer to the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Computing Science in Griffith College or in external institutions. You can also go on to complete postgraduate courses or a Masters degree.

 

Career Progression: 

Following this course you will be able to start your career and work as assistant software project leaders, computer technology consultants, MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel, software engineers, systems analysts, applications programmers, etc. across a wide range of industry sectors.

 

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.