Computer Science - Common Entry

University College Dublin


Course Name Computer Science - Common Entry
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN201
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O2/H6 in Mathematics
O6/H7 in English, Irish. and three other recognised subjects

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum entry requirements
– To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a s...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Anticipated QQI-FET places 2019: 10
Minimum QQI-FET points 2018: 390

QQI-FET Applicants
Applicants with appropriate QQI-FET (Level 5 or 6) qualifications and modules, with a minimum of distinction in five modules, can be admitted on a competiti...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+What is a mature applicant?
A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2019, your date of...

Alternative Entry Go to for information on alternative entry routes.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places DN201 Places 105
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Why is this course for me?
Do you ever wonder how Google, Skype, internet banking or computer games work? Would you like to develop the next generation of cutting edge computing technologies? If you’re a logical thinker who likes problem solving an...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Computer Science
First Year
• Computer Science
• Mathematics
• Elective modules

Second Year
• Computer Science
• Mathematics
• Elective modules

Third Year
• Computer Science (UCD School of Computer Science & Informatics runs a re...

Assessment Method Computer Science
Assessment for each module will vary and may comprise a written exam, individual homework assignments, group projects and continuous assessment.

Computer Science with Data Science:
Assessment varies with each module but may comprise continuous assessment of practicals, written exams and online learning activities.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
A UCD Computer Science degree equips you with the necessary skills to work as a computer programmer, software engineer/architect, database designer, web developer, network engineer, digital circuit designer, sys...

Further Enquiries Professor Pádraig Cunningham
UCD School of Computer Science
Belfield, Dublin 4
+353 1 716 2483
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 488
2018 478
2017 477