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CK401
Computer Science

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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The BSc in Computer Science is a full-time four-year degree course that encompasses all aspects of computer systems (both software and hardware) and ICT (information and communication technology), including; software development, database technology, computer networks, operating systems, algorithm security, web technology, applications. 

In Year 3, you will undertake mandatory work placement for a six- or 12-month period. 

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CK401 - Computer Science
UCC (NUI)

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CK401 - Computer Science
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M0691  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CITXX    Information Technology
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include ONE from:


5N2927 or C20013 - Computer Programming
or C30149 - Windows Programming

5N0541
6N2108 or C30144 - Object Oriented Programming

6N1411
5N2928 or C20255 - Systems Software
AND ONE from:


5N0554
5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics

6N3395 - Mathematics

5N18396 or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

5N0556 or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

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High demand remains for graduates who have the skills to apply computer technology to the practical problems of business and industry. Careers include Software engineer/Computer programmer, Systems analysis and design.



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