BSC MULTIMEDIA, MOBILE & WEB DEVELOPMENT (SCMWD)
|Computers have become a part of everybody’s daily life. In the 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 in industry as part of their course. We endeavour to provide a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere for learning – we provide a programming helpdesk, extensive assistance during practical work – and we are always available outside of lectures to help our students. A new ICT building is currently under construction and will house the Department of Computer Science from the summer of 2015. Consider taking our degree in Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development if you are interested in: developing expertise in systems-level and applications-level programming concepts through modules in programming, scripting, databases and networking Studying software engineering (design, analysis and testing) where the focus is on large-scale systems modelling and development as well as foundational and theoretical aspects of computer science developing expertise in communicating information effectively with the help of modules in visual communication, usability and cognitive science|
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Apply to the CAO before 1st February.
Admission is based on your application and/or interview.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
The closing date for mature applications is February 1.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3.
|How to apply|
How to Apply
We welcome over 2,000 undergraduate students to our University each year:
School-leavers who have completed the Leaving Certificate. żApplicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3.
Mature students returning to education
EU/EFTA students who want to study in Ireland
International students from countries outside the EU
FETAC or BTEC major award recipients.
The application process to our undergraduate degree programmes depends on the category to which you belong. Please visit "How to Apply" for further details.
If you are unsure about anything, just contact us. We are happy to help.
When listing your preferences on the CAO you may decide to take one of three computer science routes at Maynooth University:
MH203 – & choose one of the three streaming options below:
MWD - Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development
CSE - in first year students take Computer Science, Maths and two other Science subjects
OPC - Open Choice You can change your choice of stream at the end of first year.
Apply to MH203 only once.
By choosing Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development in first year expect to take Computer Science, Mathematics and two other science subjects. In second, third and fourth year you will take Computer Science and Multimedia topics only. In third year students complete a six month placement (subject to availability).
Duration: 4 years
Maynooth University Department of Computer Science
Tel: 01 708 3383
Fax: 01 708 3848
|Career and postgraduate options|
Students are well-prepared for a career in the technical development and operation of sophisticated web-based systems, and have both the theoretical and practical skills needed for the development of mobile and web applications.
IT 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.
IT skills are also in demand 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