Study all the principles and uses of computers and software, as well as key areas in mathematics, a major project and a six month placement in industry.
- Acquire hands-on programming skills and advanced problem solving techniques in our dedicated computer science building (Eolas).
- You will study another Arts subject or Critical Skills with Computer Science and Mathematics in 1st year.
- There is a transfer pathway from 1st year MH101 Arts to 2nd year MH601 CSA Computer Science and Software Engineering (through Arts). Students must have taken and passed at least 22.5 credits of Computer Science in 1st year (see Course Structure for details). There is no limit on places.
Why choose this degree?
- Students enjoy the huge benefit of studying another Arts subject with Computer Science in 1st year. This lends graduates a wider frame of reference.
- The Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University was founded in 1987 and is located in the Eolas Building, a 20M state-of-the-art ICT hub. Our laboratories and equipment provide excellent facilities for practical work and all our courses include a mix of lectures and laboratory work.
- Spending time working in industry as part of your degree enhances your employment opportunities once you graduate. We endeavour to provide a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere for learning through our Computer Science Support Centre, extensive assistance during practical work and we are always available outside of lectures to help our students.
Duration: 4 years
- Computer Science (30 credits)
- Mathematics (15 credits)
- Plus either 1 other Arts subject (from the groups available - 1, 2, 4 or 6 or Critical Skills
2nd, 3rd and 4th year
- Concentrate on Computer Science
- In 3rd year students complete a minimum 6 month placement (subject to availability)
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21.
Mature applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2024
Leaving Certificate Applicants
Required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7 and O6/H7 in Irish, English & O3/H7 Mathematics. MH601 Round 1 Points 2023: 381
HEAR and DARE
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students