Program Overview

Do you ever wonder how Google, Skype, Internet banking or computer games work? Would you like to develop the next generation of cutting-edge computing technologies? If you’re a logical thinker who likes problem solving and you enjoy subjects like mathematics, a degree in Computer Science could be for you.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 26,400


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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Topics include advanced software engineering, theory of computer science, networks, security and the underlying mathematics behind logic and formal software. Students learn programming languages such as Java; software development tools and methodologies such as Git; web technologies such as JavaScript; and Big Data programming techniques. Students will use different operating systems.

First Year

  • Computer Science

  • Mathematics

  • Elective module

Second Year

  • Computer Science

  • Mathematics

  • Elective modules

Third Year

  • Computer Science

  • Five-month internship or software engineering project

  • Elective modules

  • Fourth Year

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Science project

Leaving Certificate:

  • O2/H6 in Mathematics

  • O6/H7 in English, Irish and three other recognised subjects

General Requirements

  • Standard XII

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

  • Intermediate Exam (some state boards)

  • Higher/Senior School Certificate/Examination (most state boards)

  • Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects

English Language Requirements

  • CBSE/AISSCE/CUSCE/ISC - English Language 80% OR IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent


An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. 

In 2022 and 2023 we will accept IELTS indicator. It may not be recognised after that depending on the outcome of a review.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section.


The fees for BSc Computer Science may vary from  €26,400 to €30,000 anually for tuition fees. The fee's prices may get higher for international students.

A UCD Computer Science degree equips you with the necessary skills to work as a computer programmer, software engineer or architect, database designer, web developer, network engineer, systems administrator or manager, and IT consultant. Some graduates also go on to start their own companies. With a BSc in Computer Science, you’re also eligible to pursue graduate study in computer science and in related areas, such as business, mathematics and engineering. Graduates also pursue research in computer science through PhD programmes in UCD or other institutions.


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