Every business and industry needs smart, versatile graduates who understand computing and technology, and who can make smart use of innovations like artificial intelligence, cloud computing and machine learning.
During this course, you’ll learn coding and programming, and get to grips with databases, operating systems and networks. But you’ll also study innovation and entrepreneurship, project management and presentation skills. In your last year, you can even develop your own app, and build both a prototype and a rock-solid business plan.
Real-world industry experience is incredibly valuable and as a third-year Computing for Business student, you get to immerse yourself in a business environment on a seven-month work placement. That could be with any business in Ireland, from a fast-scaling start-up to a high-tech multinational. And you can study abroad for a semester too.
Future-proof your career
Whether you want to be a business analyst, an IT solutions architect, a project manager, a web developer or an entrepreneur, this course will give you the skills, knowledge and insight to thrive in the rapidly changing world of business.
Computer Science graduate Mia Duffy (22) says she “highly recommends DCU because whatever you need, they’ll provide you.”
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I've always had a great interest in computing and computer sciences.
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I chose this course because I was always interested in computers, specifically servers, and I hope to run my own company after I graduate, so the mix of computin
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Careers & Further Options
The B.Sc. in Computing for Business (Enterprise Computing) gives you the foundation for a career in information technology for the modern business enterprise. You’ll find opportunities the world over in banking and finance, high-tech enterprises, the government sector, consulting companies and e-commerce-based online retailers.
- Finance Companies
- Government Sector
- IT Companies
- Career Prospects
- Systems Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Technical Support
- Network Engineer
- Web Developer
- Project Manager
DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector. DCU Careers Service has a number of learning and development initiatives in place for our students, giving them the skills they need for a successful career path. Go to our Careers site to find out more about career planning, our mentorship programme, skills development and online resources for students when working on CVs and making applications.
Holders of HETAC Higher Certificate/National Certificates in Computing with Credit or Distinction or HETAC Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree/National Diploma in Computing with Credit may be admitted into second year. Holders of HETAC Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree/National Diploma in Computing with Distinction may, in exceptional circumstances, be admitted into third year. Each case will be considered on its individual merits.
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. Click here for further information on international applications.
- Web Design
- Computer Hardware
- Digital World
- Mathematics for Computing
- Business Applications
- Enterprise Computer Systems
- Digital Innovation
- Data Analysis
- Database Management
- Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
- Enterprise Information Systems
- Business Systems Analysis
- Developing Internet Applications
- Systems Configuration
- Professional Practice
- Business Information Management
- IT Architecture
- User Interface Design
- Software Testing
- Project Management
- INTRA (6 month paid work experience)
- Uaneen Non-Contributing Module
- Search Technologies
- Enterprise Architecture
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Software Engineering
- Internet of Things
- Cloud Computing
- Team Project
For more information on the course structure click here
Fees and Funding
How To Apply
Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May
Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.
Life On Campus
At DCU, our students can expect a unique campus experience. We are known for our excellent teaching and learning facilities, our active clubs and societies, and our great social and sporting facilities. All this makes DCU an exciting place to be.
DCU has three academic campuses; Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s and All Hallows (both in Drumcondra), all close to Dublin City centre.
They can be reached by public transport, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, with our Drumcondra campuses a ten minute walk from Drumcondra Train Station. Glasnevin is a 20 minute walk from St Patrick’s and All Hallows. They are also linked by Dublin Bus.
Each campus has a library (O’Reilly, Cregan and Woodlock Hall), study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. There are sports facilities on Glasnevin and St. Patrick’s, and there is a dedicated sports campus, St Claire’s, located near Glasnevin on the Ballymun Road.
DCU’s 19,000 students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses.
These include modern learning theatres, research centres, a new media and TV studio, radio/podcast studios, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of Languages, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Biotechnology, as well as a Sports Performance centre and a training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.
We continue to improve and update our facilities. For example, construction of a new world-class STEM facility is underway on the Glasnevin campus. With capacity for an extra 3,000 STEM students, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science and health, computing and engineering disciplines.
Studying in DCU isn’t just about course work. The university is rich in student life and activities.
There are more than 140 clubs and societies for students in DCU, with ‘Clubs & Socs’ days taking place on both the Glasnevin and Drumcondra campuses at the start of the academic year. They span everything from rugby to rock climbing, anime to jazz.
For many students, sport is an important part of the DCU experience. DCU’s Sports Complex boasts a 25 metre swimming pool, fitness centre gym, all-weather pitches and squash courts, as well as soccer, GAA and rugby pitches. DCU Dóchas Éireann, the university’s GAA club, is the largest third level Gaelic Games club in the country. Meanwhile, DCU Athletics has been Ireland’s highest achieving university club for many years. And DCU has dozens of other clubs to get involved in, from Archery to Weightlifting.
The Glasnevin campus is home to our purpose built, state-of-the-art student centre, The U, which serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body. Here, you will find the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub. Also located on our Glasnevin campus is The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.
On our St Patrick’s campus, we have the Java Student Hub, a vibrant, warm and welcoming space where students can meet for coffee, play music, use the projector to watch events, or just relax. The walls of the Java Hub were designed based on the cultural history of St Patrick’s Campus, including the special references to the notable sporting history and history of the arts.
We have a number of academic, professional and social supports for students.
Student Advice Centre - Offers a wide range of supports and services to students and advice
The Writing Centre - drop-in writing workshops for students through the academic year
Maths Learning Centre - provides maths support for students of all ability levels with maths modules
Student Learning - facilitate the transition from passive to active learning for students at DCU, by teaching study skills, nurturing critical thinking and building student confidence.
Careers work with students to help them on their professional journey into graduate employment.
Our student support team offers a comprehensive support programme, helping students make that all important transition into university life and focusing on building confidence and skills which are key to success at third level.
What is the difference between Computer Science and Computing for Business?
Computing for Business focuses more on the management of technology. For example, perhaps you see yourself in a career in IT Management, Technology Management, or Project Management for a Tech/IT company. This course focuses on the business and management aspects of the computing industry.
While this course does have programming modules, it is not the same level of programming as Computer Science. Computer Science focuses directly on programming and software engineering.
What type of jobs would people do after Computing for Business? Is this course half business and half computing?
The BSc in Computing for Business gives you the foundation for a career in IT in modern business enterprise. You will find opportunities all over the world in banking and finance, high-tech enterprises, the government sector, e-commerce etc. Enterprise Computing students learn about many different aspects of technology and can decide what they would like to do when they graduate. Many graduates work as systems analysts, business analysts, technical support, network engineers, web developers and project managers.
Graduates from this course are in high demand.
Do I need to know how to programme before entering this course?
While this course does have programming modules, it is not the same level of programming as Computer Science.
I am interested in studying in Computing for Business and was wondering if the course has a work placement module?
All of the courses in the School of Computing (Computer Science, Computing for Business and Data Science) have a paid work placement. Our students go on work placements for a minimum of 6 months in third year.
Business for Computing students liaise with the DCU INTRA office to organise a suitable placement that is relevant to their programme of study. In the past, many students have been hired by their work placement companies post-graduation. It is a wonderful learning experience and gives students the opportunity to put their learning into practice.
Is DCU all one campus?
DCU is a multi campus university - the Glasnevin, St Patrick's and All Hallows campuses. The St Patrick's campus is where the Education courses are taught and some of the subjects from the BA Joint Honours degree. There is a 20-25 minute walk between the campuses but there are buses and bikes available to go between them also.
If I'm studying on the St Patrick's campus, can I use the library and sports centre on the Glasnevin campus?
Yes, all facilities such as sports and accommodation are open for all DCU students to avail of.
Are there libraries in DCU and if they have wifi and work stations?
We have a brand new state of the art four floor library on our St. Patrick's Campus which complements the existing library on the Glasnevin campus. There is free wifi, work stations as well as desktop computers.
Does DCU provide accommodation?
DCU does have on-campus accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and you can find out more and apply via the Accommodation Office webpage.