B.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science and Software Engineering (ARTS) (CSA)

Maynooth University

48 months
15000 EUR/year
4317 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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By taking the Computer Science and Software Engineering (ARTS) (CSA) program from Maynooth University you study all the essentials of computing and software, as well as key areas in mathematics, develop a major project and take a six month work placement in industry. Students enjoy the huge benefit of studying another Arts subject with Computer Science in first year. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University was founded in 1987 and is located in the Eolas Building, a €20M state-of-the-art ICT hub, which opened in 2015. Our new laboratories and equipment provide excellent facilities for practical work and all our courses include a mix of lectures and lab work.

Acquire hands-on programming skills and advanced problem solving techniques in our dedicated computer science building (Eolas).

Spending time working in industry as part of your Computer Science and Software Engineering (ARTS) (CSA) program from Maynooth University enhances your employment opportunities once you graduate. We endeavour to provide a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere for learning through our Programming Support Centre, extensive assistance during practical work and we are always available outside of lectures to help our students.


Computing, programming and software skills are in high demand. Graphical interface design, medical imaging, video-based information systems, multimedia systems development, electronic publishing, computer-assisted translation, e-learning systems development, games development, website design and development, and software development are some areas to consider.

These skills are also valued in non-computing industries, such as financial services, business and administration, health services, and the automobile and aeronautics sectors.

Computer Science is a teaching subject at second level and therefore a career in education may also be possible.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Algorithms & Data Structures 
  • Calculus 
  • Computer Architecture
  • Databases
  •  User Experience (Ox), User Interface (Ul) and Interaction Design
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Operating Systems, Communications and Concurrency

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum standard in order to be eligible for consideration for admission is specified for Level 8 in each country section (see EU & EFTA Qualifications link above). In all cases proof of English proficiency is required. In addition there are specific subject requirements for most courses 
  • Only subjects which are normally recognised for purposes of admission to Irish Higher Education Institutions will be considered. In general, vocational subjects will not be considered for Level 8 courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4317 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4317 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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