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Computer Science and Software Engineering

Why study Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering gives a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of computation and software development and can lead to careers with large multinational companies and companies developing specialised software.

Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development includes design and programming for the growing area of mobile and web applications. All options include teamwork, a major project and a six-month industrial placement (subject to availability) as well as modules in advanced topics such as computer vision, theoretical computer science, robotics, cryptography and neurocomputation. 

 

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Treasa Keegan

Treasa Keegan graduated from Maynooth University with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering as the Celtic Tiger neared its peak, but unlike many, she faced her greatest challenge before the economy tanked. Treasa recalls, “I took a job with French bank BNP Paribas right out of college managing their computer systems in Dublin. On 7/7, I was at work when a terror attack struck London and we lost our connectivity. For two and a half days, I worked and slept at the office. It was exhausting, but I learned a great deal.”

Treasa’s mental toughness was settled and she was given the opportunity to move to the trading side of BNP where she now manages interest rate risk. With her academic background in computer science and a strong track record in trading, she has also taken up an interest in blockchain, which melds the two disciplines together.

“Getting back in touch with Maynooth University has been a real treat, especially volunteering with the Computer Science Advisory Group.” Treasa added, “One of the biggest lessons that I think many of us have learned is that our career paths are rarely straight and predictable.

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