NFQ Level 8, Major Award
Students enter Second Science Computer - Software Entrepreneurship from the First Science Area of Study: Computer Science (CK401) provided they have passed First Science.
Students may opt for a Single Honours Degree in Computer Science or a Single Honours Degree in Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship).
In each of these degree programmes, there is a Work Placement module. The Third University Examinations are held early and the Work Placement module is part of the final year assessment. The normal duration for Work Placement is 6 months, (CS3300), commencing in early April of the Third Year, as part of a four year degree programme. In some circumstances a 12 month Work Placement (CS3301) may be approved by the College as part of an extended Third Year, for students who are offered such positions by employers. A student pursuing a 12 month Work Placement will be allowed a waiver of part of the registration fee for the extended period.
Progression to Single Honours Degrees
Admission to a subsequent year of the Single Honours programme requires a Pass overall in the current year's examination (details are available in the Marks and Standards Book).
Admission to the Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship) programme in Second Science has specific requirements. A student wishing to pursue this degree must obtain a Pass in Computer Science at the First University Examination and at least 40% in Economics in First Science.
An overview of the programme structures is shown in Table 4(a).
Table 4(a) Computer Science
|First Science||Second Science||Third Science||Fourth Science|
|CK401||BSc Single Honours Computer Science||BSc Single Honours Computer Science||BSc Single Honours Computer Science|
|CS (50 credits)||CS (60 credits)||CS (60 credits)|
|+ CS/FR/HS/MA (10 credits)|
|BSc Single Honours Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship)||BSc Single Honours Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship)||BSc Single Honours Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship)|
|CS (25 credits) + EC (35 credits)||CS (40 credits) + EC (20 credits)||CS (35 credits) + EC (25 credits)|
BSc Ordinary Degree - NFQ Level 7, Major Award
Students who pass Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.
For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements.