BA ARTS JOINT HONOURS - COMPUTER SCIENCE
Our modern world is run on computing power. PCs, mobile phones, telecoms networks, medical equipment, air traffic control, satellite navigation – hardly any area of 21st century life is untouched by computers. Computer Science is the study of the hardware and software within computers, and this course emphasises the programming and applications side.
As a student, you will have access to NUI Maynooth's state-of-the-art computer labs, as you learn hands-on programming skills, including the Java programming language, and advanced problem-solving techniques. You will learn to think logically and analytically, finding new ways to approach complex problems.
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
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Mature Students must fill out the NUI Maynooth Mature Student Application Form available at http://admissions.nuim.ie/mature_students/mature_form.shtml. It is essential that you also apply to the CAO further details available at www.cao.ie.. Both applications must be received before the 1st of February.
As a Joint Honours BA degree, Computer Science is taken with two other subjects in First Year, and with one other subject in Second and Third Year. Students who opt to spend a year studying abroad are awarded a BA (International) degree.
|Cannot be combined with|
Music, Sociology, Spanish
|Career and postgraduate options|
As the Government works to position Ireland as a 'knowledge economy', IT skills are in high demand. Career opportunities are many and varied, and include 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, and the automobile and aeronautics sectors.
- Higher Diploma in Computer Science
- MSc in Computer Science
- PhD in Computer Science
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site