Computer Science with Data Science

Course Information

BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN201
CAO Points Range 2016: 485 - 615
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 105

Leaving Certificate:

Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, Mathematics (Min OB3/HD3 in LC or equivalent) & three other recognised subjects.

You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects.

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Why is this course for me?

If you have an interest in technology and trends, this degree could be for you. At its core data science is about extracting insights from data that can transform the way a company operates. For example, understanding data can match millions of businesses with new customers around the world in the areas of advertising and e-commerce. Mining large scale data sets based on our health can inform pharmaceutical companies when choosing new medicines to develop and capturing data streams from wearable devices can improve our understanding of our habits and routines. Agri-food, energy, transport, government, education are all examples of industries on the verge of being transformed by the power data-driven methods.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduates with training in Computer Science with Data Science work in fields such as:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consultancy (E.g. Accenture, Deloitte)
  • Internet companies such as Google, PayPal and Facebook
  • Established ICT companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Intel
  • ICT Startups

Graduates can also pursue a range of MSc Computer Science (Negotiated Learning) of the MSc Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation.

What Will I Study

This degree follows the same first two years as the BSc in Computer Science which will give you a an excellent foundation in Computer Science and Mathematics. The in-depth focus on Data Science begins in Third Year when you will study Statistics, Data Management and Data Analytics. The aim is to provide the technical depth and the practical experience that you will need to stand out in an increasingly demanding marketplace. Modules will include hands-on tools such as Hadoop, NoSQL, Python, SciPy, SciKit.Learn, Matplotlib, Nunpy and Panda.

First Year

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Elective Modules

Second Year

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Elective Modules

Third Year

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Elective Modules

Fourth Year

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science (Includes a research project)

The Computer Science with Data Science course is full time and includes  a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical assignments. Assessment of practicals, written exams and online learning activities.

International Study Opportunities

Universities that students have visited to date include the University of Auckland, New Zealand, the University of California, Irvine, USA, and Fudan University, Shanghai, China.