Computer Science

University College Cork


Course Name Computer Science
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK401
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) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and Maths.

Additional Requirement:
Minimum O2/H6 in Maths.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET (FETAC) Students
Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Students
UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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 Approx. Intake 80
Mature Entry Places Approx. Mature Intake 12
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Computer Science encompasses all aspects of computer systems, software and hardware, as well as information and communications technology. Topics include software development, database technology, computer networks, operating systems, ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
CORE: CS1106 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits); CS1110 & CS1111 Systems Organisation I & II (5 credits each); CS1112 & CS1113 Foundations of Computer Science I & II (5 credits each); CS1115 & CS116 Web Development I &...

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Careers or Further Progression

The technology sector in Ireland is thriving, employing over 105,000 people with 75% employed in multinational companies and the remainder in the indigenous digital technology sector.

• 9 of the top 10 global software companies
• T...

Further Enquiries Dr Kieran Herley, course coordinator
T: +353 (0)21 420 5892
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Points History
Year Points
2019 402
2018 403
2017 419