Progression from QQI-FET Computer Science

Computer Science involves the investigation and exploration of the theory, practice and use of computers and computation.

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 are a logical thinker who likes problem solving, a degree in Computer Science could be for you. Computer scientists have advanced data compression technology that inspired the digital media revolution, for example, DVDs, mp3s and YouTube video streaming.

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How do I get in by this route?

Entry to first year Computer Science (DN201) is available on a competitive basis to students who have attained the relevant awards with the required modules. There are three relevant sets of awards detailed below.


Awards A

What Awards are acceptable?

Pass in any one of the following QQI-FET Level 5 awards with distinctions in a minimum of 5 modules::

CASLT or 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
CELTX Electronic Technology (Ended June 2016)
CITXX Information Technology (Ended Dec 2015)

What modules are required?

The award must include distinctions in the following modules:

  C20139 or 5N1833 Mathematics
OR C20174 Mathematics for Engineering
OR C20175 Mathematics for Computing
OR Grade O3/H6 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (note: will be O2/H6 in 2019)

And 2 of the following modules:

C20006 or 5N2746 Biology
C20011 or 5N2747 Chemistry
C20012 Computer Architecture and Systems
C20013 Computer Programming
C20016 or 5N1606 Electronics
C20018 or 5N1774 Electronics-Digital
C20033 or 5N2751 Laboratory Skills
C20040 or 5N1638 Mechanics
C20048 or 5N1460 Physics

Awards B

What Awards are acceptable?

Pass in any one of the following QQI-FET Level 5 awards with distinctions in a minimum of 5 modules::

5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks

What modules are required?

The award must include distinctions in the following modules:

  C20139 or 5N1833 Mathematics
OR C20174 Mathematics for Engineering
OR C20175 Mathematics for Computing
OR 5N0556 Maths for STEM
OR 5N18396 Maths for Information Technology
OR Grade O3/H6 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (note: will be O2/H6 in 2019)

And 2 of the following modules:

C20006 or 5N2746 Biology
C20011 or 5N2747 Chemistry
C20012 Computer Architecture and Systems
C20013 Computer Programming
5N0548 Computer Systems Hardware
C20016 or 5N1606 Electronics
C20018 or 5N1774 Electronics-Digital
5N0541 Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
C20033 or 5N2751 Laboratory Skills
C20040 or 5N1638 Mechanics
5N2929 Networking Essentials
5N2928 Operating Systems
C20048 or 5N1460 Physics
5N2772 Software Architecture

 


Awards C

What Awards are acceptable?

Pass in any one of the following QQI-FET Level 6 awards with distinctions in a minimum of 5 modules::

CNSSX Advanced Certificate in Networks and Software Systems (Ended June 2016)
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks

What modules are required?

The award must include distinctions in the following modules:

  C20139 or 5N1833 Mathematics
OR 6N3395 Mathematics
OR Grade O3/H6 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (note: will be O2/H6 in 2019)

And 4 of the following modules (or 5 if C20139/5N1833/6N3395 is not included):

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C30143 Networks
B30028 or 6N4089 Spreadsheets
C20174 Mathematics for Engineering
C30141 Data Communications
C30144 Object Oriented Programming
C30146 System Maintenance
C30148 or 6N2532 Web Authoring
C30151 Data Structures
C30196 Internet Programming Java
L32163 WAN Technologies
L32434 Routing Technologies
N33029 Mathematics for Computing
6N1411 Systems Software
6N0733 Network Infrastructure
C30149 Windows Programming
C20013 Computer Programming
C20175 Mathematics for Computing
C30142 Knowledge Based Systems
C30145 Operating Systems
C30147 or 6N4785 Relational Database
C30150 System Analysis
C30157 System Support
G30001 or 6N1950 Communications
L32164 Switching Basics
N32773 Instrumentation and Robotics
6N2093 Physical and Logical Networking
6N0735 Information Technology Administration

 


How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, it will be competitive amongst eligible applicants based on QQI-FET scoring.

 

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university