We depend on electronic devices, such as computers and mobile phones, computer software and networks to store, process, transmit, retrieve and manipulate information.
Computer Science and Information Technology students at National University of Ireland, Galway will cover the technology used in these devices and will focus on the development of the software applications that make these devices useful.
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 thrid 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.
Career OpportunitiesGraduates 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, specialising 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.
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.
Programme StructureCourses include
- Computer Systems
- Fundamentals of Electronic Engineering
- Next-Generation Technologies
- Principles of Physics
- Professional Skills
- Introduction to Modelling
- Software Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- Game Design & Programming
- Information Systems in Health Care
- Network and Communications
- Game Design & Programming
- Formal Methods
- Software Engineering and Project Management
- Human Computer Interaction
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Computer Sciences View 31 other Bachelors in Informatics & Information Sciences in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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 recognised 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).Additional RequirementsStudents must obtain a minimum Grade O2 or H6 in Mathematics or alternatively obtain a pass in the Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination (held in the University). For A-Levels a Grade D in A-Level Mathematics or Grade B in O-Level Mathematics is required.
International22750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22750 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA7492 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7492 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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