Computer Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
If youre a logical thinker who likes problem solving and you enjoy subjects like mathematics, a degree in Computer Science (Hons) from UCD College of Science could be for you. Computer scientists have advanced data compression technology that inspired the digital media revolution, e.g. DVDs, mp3s and YouTube video streaming.

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Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

The Computer Science (Hons) degree from UCD College of Science equips you with the necessary skills to work as a computer programmer, software engineer or architect, database designer, web developer, network engineer, digital circuit designer, systems administrator or manager, and IT consultant. Many graduates also go on to start their own companies. With a BSc in Computer Science youre also eligible to pursue graduate study in computer science and in related areas such as business, mathematics and engineering.

International Study Opportunities

Universities that students have visited to date include the University of Auckland, New Zealand, the University of California, Irvine, USA, and Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

First Year

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Elective modules

Second Year

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Elective modules

Third Year

  • Computer Science (UCD School of Computer Science &Informatics runs a research summer internship programme and students can apply for summer and longer internships in companies such as Google, Microsoft and IBM)
  • Elective modules

Fourth Year

  • Computer Science (includes a research project)
For more information, please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Documents required:

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
For more information, please visit programme website.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            23800 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 23800 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • EU/EEA

            7574 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7574 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

          Living costs for Dublin

          1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
          Living Costs

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

          Funding

          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.