Computer Applications

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 14.9 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:6303 Duration:4 years

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Computing technology is all around us in our everyday lives. As intelligent, innovative and forward-thinking people continue to develop technology, it can help us to solve problems in a great range of applications (e.g. traffic circulation, climate modeling, the study of diseases, systems engineering, business modeling and ecology).

This degree prepares you for a career in computing and information technology. It gives you in-depth knowledge of software engineering and the practical skills to apply this knowledge to develop the technology behind computer games, mobile phones, the Internet, web applications, entertainment systems and many other computing-based products.

Some Computer Applications graduates choose to start their own businesses, others begin careers as:

  • App Developer
  • Cloud Computing Developer
  • Programmer
  • Research and Development
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teaching
  • Technology Consultant
  • Web Developer

Your first year of the Computer Applications course will be devoted to gaining a strong competence in computer programming and to acquiring essential mathematical skills. In subsequent years, specialisms in software engineering will equip you with the necessary skills to create software and innovative ways of using it. Examples include web applications, computer games, mobile applications and the software that is contained in the devices we use on a daily basis (e.g. mobile phones, entertainment systems and cars).

 In Year Three, you’ll have the opportunity to spend six months on paid work placement. The INTRA programme integrates academic study with closely related jobs and will help you to stand out in the graduate employment market.

You’ll complete major projects in Years Three and Four. These projects provide an opportunity for you to put into practice the software development techniques studied in class. An annual display of the final-year students’ work will allow you to showcase your talents to the industrial and business communities. It also allows potential employers to experience the high standard and broad range of the development work carried out by you on the course. This is very popular with industry and draws many prospective employers keen to hire DCU graduates.

General Entry Requirements

A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade 06/H7, to include the subjects English OR Irish AND the subject Mathematics. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

Leaving Certificate

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

GCE A Level D or GCE AS Level C or GCSE C Mathematics.

Applicants presenting Non-EU School Leaving Qualification

All qualifications will be taken into consideration in assessing these applications. Candidates are expected to:

  • have taken school leaving examinations of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate or GCE A Level; and
  • satisfy the general entry requirements and programme entry requirements outlined within the programme contents
  • satisfy the English language requirements

GCE A Level D or GCE AS Level C or GCSE C Mathematics.

Dublin City University is proud to award merit-based scholarships to high achieving students who enter the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2016/17 academic year. These scholarships are available to Indian applicants only and are based on academic merit to those who have a Full Offer. 

The Faculties also award scholarships of €1,000 to high achievers entering Masters and Bachelor programmes who are ranked by academic achievement. 

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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 185 k / program Foreign:$ 185 k / program
201–250 place StudyQA ranking: 4881