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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.

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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CNSSX Networks and Software Systems
CELTX Electronic Technology
5M0529 Software Development
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
CITXX Information Technology
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks


Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - Laboratory Techniques; CELTX - Electronic Technology; CITXX - Information Technology
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: C20139 - Mathematics
or
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

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 - Software Development; 5M0536 - Computer Systems and Networks - 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 - Maths for STEM
5N18396 - Maths for Information Technology
6 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
5N0548 - Computer Systems Hardware
5N0541 - Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
5N2772 - Software Architecture
5N2928 - Operating Systems
5N2929 - Networking Essentials

6M0695 - Computer Systems and Networks - Five Distinctions. The qualification must include a distinction in
6N3395 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O3/H6 in LCE Maths) and 5 of the following modules:
6N3395 - Mathematics
or 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
6N2093 - Physical and Logical Networking
6N1411 - Systems Software
6N0735 - Information Technology Administration
6N0733 - Network Infrastructure

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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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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