Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

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Software engineering is the systematic application of engineering principles to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software. The emphasis in software engineering is on the life-cycle of the software from conception through to production and maintenance. There is also a significant focus on the reliability of the software, particular in safety critical applications such as transport and medicine.


The BSc in Software Engineering is a three-year full-time accelerated programme that adds to the suite of programmes provided in Computer Science at

Maynooth University. It is designed to appeal to career-focused applicants. 

1st  and 2nd year combine Computer Science modules with existing modules in mathematics and electronics, provided by the Department of Electronic Engineering.

3rd year concentrates on programming and software engineering and includes a team project and a final year project.


Course duration: 3 years

Course Duration: 3 years

Head of Department

Department of Computer Science


Department of Computer Science

Department of ALL Institute

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Department of Computer Science

Department of ALL Institute

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Department of Computer Science

Department of Hamilton Institute

Department of ALL Institute

Software skills are in high demand and students are qualified for many jobs in the software industry. These skills are valued in non-computing industries, such as financial services, business and administration, health services, and the automobile and aeronautics sectors.

This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math Yes O3 H7
Science No N/A N/A

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Additional Information

This programme is only available to students of UCSI College, Kuala Lumpur.

International Entry Requirements:

Standard university matriculation requirements (Irish, English) plus O3/H7 Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent.

A level: BBB, including a science subject (computing, economics, mathematics, physics or statistics); if you don't have any of these listed science subjects we then require a grade B in GCSE mathematics. 

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