BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering

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BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering

Maynooth University
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    1st year fees
  • 352
  • Campus
  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


Study all the essentials of computing and software, as well as key areas in mathematics, develop a major project and take a six month work placement in industry. Students enjoy the huge benefit of studying another Arts subject with Computer Science in first year. This lends graduates a wider frame of reference.

  • The Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University was founded in 1987 and is located in the Eolas Building, a €20M state-of-the-art ICT hub, which opened in 2015. Our new laboratories and equipment provide excellent facilities for practical work and all our courses include a mix of lectures and lab work.
  • Acquire hands-on programming skills and advanced problem solving techniques in our dedicated computer science building (Eolas).
  • Spending time working in industry as part of your degree enhances your employment opportunities once you graduate. We endeavour to provide a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere for learning through our Programming Support Centre, extensive assistance during practical work and we are always available outside of lectures to help our students.

Admission Requirements

Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Courses Units

You need to complete 352 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

Computing, programming and software skills are in high demand. 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 are some areas to consider.

  • These skills are also valued in non-computing industries, such as financial services, business and administration, health services, and the automobile and aeronautics sectors.
  • Computer Science is a teaching subject at second level and therefore a career in education may also be possible.

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