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DN201
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 QQI, HEA 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
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Do you ever wonder how Google, Skype, Internet banking or computer games work? Would you like to develop the next generation of cutting-edge computing technologies? If you’re a logical thinker who likes problem solving and you enjoy subjects like mathematics, a degree in Computer 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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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
(Click on the Codes)
Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M5164  ?
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems

Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES; 5M3807 - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES; CELTX - ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY; CITXX - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
Mathematics or min O3/H6 LCE Maths

and 2 of the following 9 modules:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems

C20013 - Computer Programming

C20016 - Electronics
or 5N1606 - Electronics

C20018 - Electronics and Digital
or 5N1774 - Electronics - Digital

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20040 - Mechanics
or 5N1638 - Mechanics

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics


CNSSX - NETWORKS AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS; 6M5164
5 Modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or min O3/H6 LCE Maths

and 5 of the following 24 modules:

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

C30143 - Networks

C30149 - Windows Programming

B30028 - Spreadsheets
or 6N4089 - Spreadsheets

C20013 - Computer Programming

C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering

C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

C30141 - Data Communications

C30142 - Knowledge Based Systems

C30144 - Object Oriented Programming

C30145 - Operating Systems

C30146 - System Maintenance

C30147 - Relational Database
or 6N4785 - Relational Database

C30148 - Web Authoring
or 6N2532 - Web Authoring

C30150 - Systems Analysis

C30151 - Data Structures

C30157 - System Support

C30196 - Internet Programming Java

G30001 - Communications
or 6N1950 - Communications

L32163 - WAN Technologies

L32164 - Switching Basics

L32434 - Routing Technologies

N32773 - Instrumentation and Robotics

N33029 - Mathematics for Computing


5M0529
Five Distinctions. The qualification must include a distinction in one of the following (or O3/H6 in LCE Maths) :


C20139 - Mathematics

5N1833 - Mathematics

C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering

C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

5N0556
5N18396
and 2 of the following modules:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems

C20013 - Computer Programming

C20016 - Electronics
or 5N1606 - Electronics

C20018 - Electronics and Digital
or 5N1774 - Electronics - Digital

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20040 - Mechanics
or 5N1638 - Mechanics

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

5N0541
5N2772
5N2928

5M0536
Five Distinctions. The qualification must include a distinction in one of the following (or O3/H6 in LCE Maths) :


C20139 - Mathematics

5N1833 - Mathematics

C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering

C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

5N0556
5N18396
and 2 of the following modules:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems

C20013 - Computer Programming

C20016 - Electronics
or 5N1606 - Electronics

C20018 - Electronics and Digital
or 5N1774 - Electronics - Digital

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20040 - Mechanics
or 5N1638 - Mechanics

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

5N0541
5N2772
5N0548
5N2929
5N2928

6M0695
Five Distinctions. The qualification must include a distinction in 6N3395 - Mathematics
(or O3/H6 in LCE Maths) and 5 of the following modules:


6N3395 - Mathematics

C30143 - Networks

C30149 - Windows Programming

B30028 - Spreadsheets

C20013 - Computer Programming

C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering

C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

C30141 - Data Communications

C30142 - Knowledge Based Systems

C30144 - Object Oriented Programming

C30145 - Operating Systems

C30146 - System Maintenance

C30147 - Relational Database

C30148 - Web Authoring

C30150 - Systems Analysis

C30151 - Data Structures

C30157 - System Support

C30196 - Internet Programming Java

G30001 - Communications

L32163 - WAN Technologies

L32164 - Switching Basics

L32434 - Routing Technologies

N32773 - Instrumentation and Robotics

N33029 - Mathematics for Computing

6N2093
6N1411
6N0735
6N0733

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This degree 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, you’re also eligible to pursue graduate study in computer science and in related areas, such as business, mathematics and engineering.



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