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Computer Science and Software Engineering (ARTS) (CSA), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
Study all the essentials of computing and software in the Computer Science and Software Engineering (ARTS) (CSA) program offered by the Maynooth University, as well as key areas in mathematics, a major project and a six month placement in industry.
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Overview

Acquire hands-on programming skills and advanced problem solving techniques in the Computer Science and Software Engineering (ARTS) (CSA) program at the Maynooth University. Students enjoy the huge benefit of studying another Arts subject with Computer Science in first year. This lends graduates a wider frame of reference.

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.

Spending time working in industry as part of your degree 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.

Career Options 

  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

1st year

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Plus either 1 other Arts subject or Critical Skills (from the 4 groups available)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4317 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4317 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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.

Funding

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