Maynooth University

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering, Level 8
Maynooth University – MH203

4 year full-time course

Course Overview

Consider Computer Science and Software Engineering or Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development if you are interested in:
  • studying all the essentials of computers and software, as well as key areas in mathematics, business, and organisational studies
  • participating in extensive supervised practical work, including a six month placement in industry
  • acquiring hands-on programming skills and advanced problem solving techniques
  • learning to think logically and analytically when approaching complex issues. You will also develop your creativity and communication skills

Course content

Computer Science as a specialised degree – Computer Science and Software Engineering (Science Entry): Computer Science is taken with Mathematics and two other Science subjects in first year. For the remaining three years you will concentrate on Computer Science. In third year students complete a six month placement (subject to availability).
Computer Science as part of a Multimedia, Mobile & Web Development degree (Science Entry): In first year you will 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).

Career prospects; Further studies

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.

Entry requirements

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. 405 . Points may vary yearly.

Contact details

Maynooth University Department of Computer Science
Tel: 01 708 3383
Fax: 01 708 3848