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BSc in Computing Science

BSc in Computing Science


Prepare for your career in one of the fastest growing industries in the world

This exciting Level 7 Bachelors Degree teaches students about the latest technological developments in the IT industry and presents them with the opportunity to pursue a career in IT or progress onto a higher award in computing at Griffith College.

Why Study Computing Science at Griffith College?

Designed specifically with the needs of industry in mind, the BSc in Computing Science at Griffith College is a 3-year programme, which aims to equip students with a solid grounding in computer science. Delivered on a full-time basis as a graduate of this course, you will:

  • Obtain highly sought after skills essential for a career in IT.
  • Fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment record from a sample of 35 graduates from our class of 2017
  • Obtain the necessary skills and academic requirements to further your studies with progression on to the BSc (Hons) in Computing Science at Griffith College.

Course Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Access to state of the art facilities
  • A dedicated experienced lecturing Team
  • Industry guest speakers

Intake Dates

  • This course will next commence September 2019.

Are you applying through the CAO?

Download our 2018 CAO Toolkit for everything you need to know about applying to the CAO!


"In Griffith College I have learned how to be a good team member and a lot about programming and the most important I have achieved good results in my exams and an excellent relationship with classmates and lecturers."

Lui Miao
BSc(Hons) in Computing Science

"Having earned my degree from GCD, I feel the strongest skill gained from the course was the versatility to approach a multiplicity of computing disciplines with confidence and enthusiasm."

Kevin Jordan
BSc(Hons) in Computing Science
Course details
Core Subjects
Year One
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Programming
  • Client Side Web Development
  • Effective Learning and Development
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Systems Software
Year Two
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Linear Algebra
  • Operating System Design
  • Server Side Web Development
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Relational Databases
  • Systems Analysis and Design
Year Three
  • Content Management Systems
  • Group Project
  • Network Management
  • Practical Networking
  • HCI & GUI Programming
  • Introduction to Formal Design Methods
  • Networks and Data Communications
  • Programming Paradigms

Course Contacts

Limerick Campus
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

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

How to Apply

 Applicants under 23 years

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.

Applicants over 23 years

Mature Students
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,105.00


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,150.00


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,200.00

Study Mode: Part-Time


Irish/EU living Ireland: EUR 2,900.00


General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 9,400.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 9,400.00

EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,105.00


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 7,000.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 8,000.00

EU living Abroad: EUR 6,000.00


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 5,240.00

EU living Abroad: EUR 4,200.00

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.


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: [email protected]


2% Learner Protection Charge

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.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression

Through the BSc in Computing Science, you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialising in a key emerging field and developed many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Assistant software project leaders
  • Computer technology consultants
  • MIS (Management Information Systems) personnel
  • Software Engineers
  • Systems Analysts
  • Applications Programmers
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Programmer

Ready to take the next step?