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This exciting Level 8 Bachelors Degree teaches students about the latest technological developments, and enables them to gain practical work experience, and specialise in, one of four emerging areas.
Designed specifically with the needs of industry in mind, the BSc (Hons) in Computing Science at Griffith College is a 4-year programme, which aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of the key principles of computer science. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:
This course will next commence September 2019.
Having a tight-knit class gave me the ability to always ask my peers for help when needed. Thanks to the lecturers and the atmosphere at Griffith, we were able to work very well together and there was always someone at hand to help with a problem.
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.
Depending on your chosen speciality - you’ll follow one of four streams:
In your third year, you’ll complete a six-month work placement gaining practical experience.
Provisional timetable for BSc (Hons) in Computing Science Full-time - Year 1
Provisional timetable for BSc (Hons) in Computing Science Part-time - Year 1
2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and maths or equivalent.
If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January 2018 you will be asked for a copy of your passport. A member of the College’s admissions team will be in touch to discuss your course entry requirements.
Applicants that are under 23 years on Jan 1st, 2018 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.
Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.
Applicants over 23 years
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.
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.
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.
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,900.00
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,150.00
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,200.00
Irish/EU Living in Ireland: EUR 4,300.00
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 2,900.00
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.
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 9,400.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 9,400.00
EU Living Abroad: EUR 5,900.00
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
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:
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 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.
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Computing Science can pursue further study options here at Griffith College, in the form of an MSc in Computing Science (offered on a full/part-time basis), or at other institutions worldwide. On the Master's programme at Griffith College, some of the modules cover professional course material (granted by CISCO, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Inc. etc.) which provides students with sufficient knowledge to undertake professional qualifications, should they wish to do so.
Other study options at Griffith College include a range of Postgraduate Diplomas in Networking, Software Development and Information Management, Master of Science in Network Security, Master of Science in Cloud Computing and Master of Science in Big Data Management & Analytics.
Past graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Computing Science are currently working in a variety of exciting roles such 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. The career opportunities are many and varied and having solid industry work experience from the six-month work placement has given students an advantage in their careers.