Bachelor of Science in Immersive Software Engineering From University of Limerick

Program Overview

We are offering you a new way to learn computer science through ISE. 

The goal of Immersive Software Engineering is to turn curious, creative people like you into top notch problem solvers and software engineers, familiar with concepts, methods and tools, and with about 2 years of experience gained in the field in up to 5 companies.  

Software engineers enjoy incredible careers. They work all over the world, in every sector of economy and society, shaping the solutions to the important problems the world faces, at the local and at the global level. They are well rewarded for it, both economically and in prestige.  



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee



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In your four years at ISE you will complete five paid residencies. Each residency teaches you a suite of concrete skills and gives you the opportunities to practice them. Inside these companies you will be a part of real, professional teams working in their teams, solving real problems as a developer and problem solver. Throughout the degree you will alternate your time between on-campus learning blocks and residencies in partner companies. We think you will learn best on the job, with mentoring from both industry and academia. 

Year 1

Semester 1    


  • Problem Solving with Computers    
  • Effectively Building Software with Others    

Semester 2    

  • Data Centric Computing    
  • Computation and Architecture 1    
  • Computation and Architecture 2    

Semester 3 (Summer)

  • Residency 1: Software/Systems Dev 1

Year 2

Semester 4    


  • Residency 2: Software/Systems Dev 2    

Semester 5    

  • Human Centric Computing    
  • Ethical Hacking and Security 1    
  • Ethical Hacking and Security 2    

Semester 6 (Summer)

  • Residency 3: User Interaction in Practice

Year 3

Semester 7    


  • Scaling for Reliability and Performance    
  • Computational Thinking    

Semester 8    

  • Residency 4A: Software Design & Architecture 1    
  • Residency 4B: Software Design & Architecture 2    

Semester 9 (Summer)

  • Research Methods (Beginning of MSc programme)

Year 4

Semester 10    


  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning    
  • Software Meets World    

Semester 11

  • Residency 5A: ISE Research Project Part 1
  • Residency 5A: ISE Research Project Part 2

Minimum grades    
Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades.  

Subject requirements    
Applicants must hold a minimum grade H4 in Mathematics. 

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

What will I be able to do once I finish the course? 

  • You could join any company as a software engineer, with the competitive advantage of having already 2 years of working experience in high-calibre organizations like theirs. 
  • You could start your own company. We have partnered with Frontline Ventures and Enterprise Ireland, who provide capital to high potential start-ups and help you access state funds. 
  • You could join the community or government sectors, changing the world as part of a non-governmental organisation, using your knowledge and expertise for societal change.  
  • You could join the research community by doing a doctorate. ISE will prepare you to work and learn in the best research centres and R&D departments. Your MSc year will be an excellent qualification to begin your research journey. 


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