BSC MULTIMEDIA, MOBILE & WEB DEVELOPMENT (MWS)
Computers have become a part of everybody’s daily life. In the Maynooth University Department of Computer Science we teach how computer systems work, with a particular focus on software, and we research how computer systems will develop into the future.
Our courses cover a wide spectrum of topics from software to computer hardware, from internal details of operating systems to computer applications, and from software engineering practice to computational theory. We provide excellent facilities for practical work, with most of our modules including a mix of lectures and lab work. Many of our students also spend time working on placement in industry as part of their course.
These specialised degrees in Computer Science (MH601 and MH602) are designed for students who have already decided they want to concentrate on the subject from the start.
All options share a common first year in Computer Science (plus Mathematics and options to take other subjects) after which students can choose which degree path they wish to pursue. All options include foundational and general modules and Computer Science. In the case of MH601, the other subjects in first year are from the Arts range, whereas in MH602 they are from the Science range.
Computer Science and Software Engineering through Arts or Science 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.
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Apply to the CAO before 1st February 2016. Click here for updates on mature student application closing dates.
Admission is based on your application and/or interview.
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 1 March 2016 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
LC applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate including 2HC3 and 4OD3/4HD3 and OB3/HD3 Mathematics.
|How to apply|
The application process to our undergraduate degree programmes depends on the category to which you belong.
In first year you will take Computer Science, Mathematics and one other Science subject.
First year students can take our new Critical Skills course as one of their 15 credit options. Click here for more about Critical Skills.
In second, third and fourth years you will take Computer Science and Multimedia topics only. In third year students complete a six month placement (subject to availability).
Available Science subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Engineering Science, Experimental Physics, Mathematical Physics
Choose one of these specialised Computer Science options if you are interested in
Duration: 4 years
Maynooth University Department of Computer Science
Eolas Building, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
T: +353 1 708 3852
|Career and postgraduate options|
Computing, programming and software skills are in high demand, therefore career opportunities are many and varied, and include work in areas such as graphical interface design, medical imaging, video-based information systems, multimedia systems development, electronic publishing, computer-assisted translation, e-learning systems development, games development, website design and development, and software development.
These skills are also valued in non-computing industries, such as financial services, business and administration, health services, and the automobile and aeronautics sectors.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site