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BSc (Hons) Computing (Software Development) Dublin Business School



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This is the Digital Age and Computer Science lies at the heart of the Digital World. Computer Science Professionals play an integral part in the shaping of the exciting digital world of today and will continue to play a key role in shaping the future world that you will work, play, communicate and live in.

Computer Science provides you with expertise in a variety of exciting disciplines such as programming, networking, analytics, and cloud computing. One of the most important aspect of computer science is problem solving; an essential skill for life. When you develop knowledge and skills in these areas you will belong to a group of talented people, with highly sought-after qualifications and competencies.

Computer Science qualifications are global as they have no boundaries. A degree in Computing will provide you with the opportunity to work in in a wide variety of sectors for companies at home and abroad. Future opportunities in computing are varied and with a computing degree your future in a creative, innovative industry is assured.

An exciting feature of this programme is that it incorporates a work placement. This provides you with the opportunity to build practical skills in industry and gain ‘real-world’ experience that will provide you with a smooth transition to the workplace upon graduation.

The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Software Development) will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors. You will build skills, competence and knowledge in current technologies, gain practical work experience and specialise in Software Development - a fast-growing area in the Computing sector.

Software Development

Employing a design-centric ethos to set themselves apart from the competition is now a crucial goal for all organisations. Nowadays, companies are obsessed with the customer experience and in ensuring the intuitiveness of design for all applications. As a result, graduates with specialised, technical and design skills are in high demand.

The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Software Development) will provide you with the technical skills and techniques in software development and design to produce high quality visual interfaces to ensure an effective user experience. As a professional UX/GUI designer you will work on creating beautiful, high quality interfaces.

You will develop strong knowledge of the latest UI frameworks. Graduates will further develop and deepen their programming/software knowledge in current computer languages.

Career Opportunities

The BSc (Hons) in Computing ​(Software Development) is intended to position graduates for recruitment into positions in the areas of:

• Programmer

• Software Developer

• Software Engineer

• Software Test Engineer

• Application Developer

• User Experience Designer

• Visual Designer

• Development Engineer

• UI / UX Designer

• Java Developer

• .NET Developer

• Software Architect

• QA Engineer / Test Developer

• Software Tester

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BSc (Hons) Computing (Software Development).

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

€9,850.00 (8,77,651) per year


Sep-21, Jan-22


Dublin Business School

13/14 Aungier Street,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Leaving Certificate

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2017, applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5’s and 4 O6/H7, including a language. Some degree programmes will also require a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths.


Applicants must obtain a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C to include Maths and English plus two A-level passes at grade C or higher.


Students applying for any QQI (formerly HETAC) honours/ordinary degree or higher certificate must have obtained a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.

FETAC Applicants

Minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 awards is a full FETAC award which includes a Distinction grade in at least three modules.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.

For Non EU applicants whose first language is not English an additional requirement is to have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent to qualify for admission to the Honours Degrees (level 8 programmes).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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