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BSc in Computing Science Degree Level 7 NFQ

Study Mode
3 Years
Start/End Date
September 2023
January 2024
September 2024
EU: €4700.00
Non-EU: €6950.00

Why take this course?

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computing Degree will prepare you with specialist knowledge, skills, and competence to meet the future needs of the IT Tech Industry.  If you are interested in how software technologies are built and work, our Computer Science degree is ideal.

Our accredited Bachelor of Computer Science (BSc) level 7 degree course provides a comprehensive understanding of computer-based information systems and overview of all areas of computing.  You will gain an in-depth knowledge and you will learn about of software engineering, operating systems, mathematical foundations and techniques, computer networks, cybersecurity, networking, programming languages, coding and solving computational problems.

You will have highly sought-after skills and a solid technical foundation in software development, computer programming, cybersecurity, & computer networking with the ability to creatively apply computer and related technologies such as web design and mobile applications to practical IT and inter-related business challenges.  The Information Technology Industry in Ireland is a dynamic sector and offers excellent career opportunities.

What will you experience

A team of lecturers with extensive industry experience who will inspire and challenge you to develop the skills, knowledge, and competence required to function as an effective ICT professional who will thrive in a variety of working environments.

You will be part of an exciting computer technology environment using the latest tools to discover, analyse, and evaluate the principles and theories used in the ICT Industry.

Explore contemporary computing technologies and master the practical skills needed to thrive in the modern computing and IT landscape.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

International Applicants who are applying directly to the college must submit equivalent qualifications meeting the basic matriculation requirements below that are certified by NARIC Ireland. Link here.

Basic Matriculation Requirements: All applicants must meet the basic matriculation requirements of a minimum of 5, O6/H7 grades, including a Language and and a minimum of O6/H7 in Mathematics.

FET Applicants must hold a QQI level 5 Major Award in Information Technology.

English Language Entry Requirements (For candidates whose first language is not English):

  • IELTS 6.0/ B2+ CEFR or equivalent.
  • PTE Academic computer-based English language test.
  • PTE Test 50 points is equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
  • TOEIC - 700-720 points is equivalent to an IELTS 6.0.
  • Candidates whose first language is not English may be required to sit the Dorset College English Competency Test.

Please Note: For mature applicants (i.e. age 23 and older), applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy.

Assessment & Award

The Bachelor of Science in Computing Degree is a three-year Level 7 qualification awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

Assessment Method
A combination of module-appropriate assessment methods will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes on the course including group work, presentations, examinations, and project work.


  • QQI BSc in Science in Computing Level 7 (180 ECTS).
  • QQI Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 (Exit Award) (120 ECTS).

Career & Progression

As a Graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7 programme, you will have successfully gained competence across a wide variety of software engineering, programming, cyber security, networking administration and more. This will enable you to develop a career as an IT Professional availing of unlimited opportunities in a wide range of organisations and multinational companies with European Headquarters in both Ireland or abroad.

Aspire to become a:

  • Software Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Software Tester

Companies with European Headquarters in Ireland include:
Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, HSBC, Baxter, Microsoft, eBay, LinkedIn, Symantec, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, MasterCard, AIG, Zurich, CITI, and more.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates will be able to successfully participate in the workplace and/or may continue to a Level 8 degree programme in this field.

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