About Bsc (hons) Computing in Dublin Business School
This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World. Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.
Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing. One of the most important aspects of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life. When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.
Why study Computer Science?
Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries. A degree in Computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad. Future opportunities in computing are varied and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.
An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates a work placement. This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation. The BSc (Hons) in Computing will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors. You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience in a fast-growing area of a Computing sector of your choice.
Aims & Objectives
• Display knowledge of hardware devices, software development, programming languages and communication mechanisms currently in use in a computing environment.
• Exhibit detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of relevant theories, techniques, process and tools specifically available to professionals in the discipline of computing.
• Demonstrate knowledge and use of a range of fundamental computing methods and tools, and acquire related skills in emerging tools, trends and technologies with respect to computing.
• Apply analytical problem solving skills to solve complex problems through the use of suitable research and implementing standard techniques.
• Demonstrate comprehension of the trade-off involved in design choice, using appropriate skills diagnostics to display knowledge and understanding related to the implementation of computer-based systems.
• Work effectively both as an individual, and as a member of a development team.
• Be guided by the personal and professional requirement to identify knowledge gaps, undertake self-learning and lifelong learning to supplement existing skillsets.
Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge that make them highly attractive to potential employers.
Employers are keen to employ graduates who have work experience and the work placement on this programme provides authentic industrial experience for learners. Therefore, a key feature is the industry relevant work placement that is built into the BSc (Hons) in Computing programme. The DBS Employer Liaison Officer works with learners to find them a relevant and meaningful work placement. The Careers Office is experienced in securing ICT work placements for a Level 8 ICT Skills conversion course with learners places in companies such as: Version1, Brandon Consulting, Zurich Insurance, Ezetop, Qualcom, BigRedCloud, Ergo and Storm Technology.
Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2019, applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5’s and 4 O6/H7, including a language. Some degree programmes will also require a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths. Please see individual course entry requirements for further details.
Using the old pre 2017 grading scheme, applicants must have obtained a minimum of grade C3 in two higher-level subjects and grade D3 in four ordinary level subjects, including a language. The Maths requirement for some degree programmes is a minimum of a D3 grade. Individual course details will outline specific entry requirements. Please ensure to check the exact details for the course of your choice.
Applicants must obtain a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C to include Maths and English plus two A-level passes at grade C or higher.
Students applying for any QQI (formerly HETAC) honours/ordinary degree or higher certificate must have obtained a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
Minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 awards is a full FETAC award which includes a Distinction grade in at least three modules. A full FETAC award normally consists of eight modules. A record of achievement does not meet minimum entry standards. Further details can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward documentation such as any relevant transcripts, a CV or any other related documentation to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted.
English Language Requirement
For EU or Non EU applicants whose first language is not English an additional requirement is to have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent to qualify for admission to the Honours Degrees (level 8 programmes).