BSc (Hons) in Computing - Evening

National College of Ireland
Time of Day
Part Time, Evening
On Enquiry
Third Level Courses
4 years - 26 weeks per year.

Course Description

Programme Overview


For this part-time course you can either Apply Online or download our application form.

With Specialisations in...

  • Gaming and Multimedia
  • Networking and Mobile Technologies
  • Software Systems

This BSc in Computing is for those interested in the application of technology to business problem solving, gaming, multimedia, networking, mobile and software systems. In your final year you will study modules based on your specialisation. This practical degree will equip you to create software applications on the web, in gaming and on mobile devices. You will also understand how to incorporate multimedia into software applications and how to engineer a software application from requirements through analysis, design, implementation and testing. The programme will also allow you to develop your business and interpersonal skills.


Who is the Programme for?

The programme is aimed at those working in the information and communications technology industry and wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of computing and so improve their career prospects. It will also appeal

Student Profile

Student ProfileGary Rafferty - “I feel that this degree has given me all the technical skills I need to progress in my career combined with an awareness of how to apply them.”






4 years - 2 semesters per year.


Tuesday & Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 & Saturday 09.00 – 16.00.


Entry Requirements

This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. Under-23’s will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.



The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ. The final award is calculated from weighted results of years 2, 3 and 4.

Additional Information

Applicants who do not have at least 6 months previous work experience in an information and communications field will be required to complete a work experience programme before the final year.



Programme Modules

Year 1
Computer Architecture Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Mathematics for Computing Introduction to Multimedia
Introduction to Programming Managerial Foundations of Information Systems
Object Orientated Programming Operating Systems
Personal and Professional Development XHTML & Web Design

Year 2
Advanced Databases Business Entrepreneurship
Data Communications and Networking Data Structures and Algorithms
Introduction to Databases Introduction to Software Engineering
Object Oriented Software Engineering Project
Software Project Management Web Development

Year 3
Advanced Internet Technologies Advanced Programming
Change Management Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Networking Programming and Distributed Systems Strategy Management
Team Project Wireless Networking
Work Experience

Year 4
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Business and Network Security Computer Graphics Design and Animation
Distributed Systems Multimedia and Mobile Application Development
Software Project  

Start Date

Wednesday 21st September 2011

Programme Location

IFSC Campus

Dublin 1
Start/End date
from 21-09-2011
awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications
Qualification Type
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Course Link
Related Categories:
Computers/ IT
Related Locations:
Dublin City Centre , Dublin North , Dublin South , Dublin West

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