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Computing for Business

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If you’re both creative and practical, a lateral thinker who loves tech and enjoys working with people, this course is for you.



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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.

DCU People

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Mia Duffy

Computer Science graduate Mia Duffy (22) says she “highly recommends DCU because whatever you need, they’ll provide you.”

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Robert Maloney

I've always had a great interest in computing and computer sciences. I love learning about different aspects of the digital world and I'd love to have a career in computing in the future.

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Ben Roche

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 computing and business really appealed to me

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Careers & Further Options

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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


Business Analyst
Network Engineer
Project Manager
System Analyst
Technical Support
Web Developer

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.

Entry Requirements

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In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

GCE A Level D or GCE AS Level C or GCSE C Mathematics

Please visit our Admissions webpage for details on course requirements or how to apply to DCU.

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To apply to DCU, please visit

Applicants that have completed at least one year of study at NFQ Level 6, 7 or 8 at another institution may apply to continue their studies on a similar programme at DCU. There should be substantial overlap in content between the two programmes to be considered for a transfer. Results and other supporting documentation must be submitted to CAO by the closing date of 1st July. This is a competitive application process for a small quota of advanced entry places. Offers are made on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Early application is advised. Please note: Applicants should also consider applying through the appropriate route for first year entry to the programme they are interested in. This application process is only for advanced entry.

To be considered for advanced entry onto this programme, applicants must have acheived a second or first-class honours or equivalent at NFQ Level 6,7 or 8. 

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.

Course Structure

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  • Web Design
  • Computer Hardware
  • Innovation
  • Digital World
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Business Applications
  • Enterprise Computer Systems
  • Digital Innovation
  • Data Analysis
  • Programming
  • Database Management
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Programming
  • Developing Internet Applications
  • Systems Configuration
  • Professional Practice
  • Business Information Management
  • IT Architecture
  • User Interface Design
  • Software Testing
  • Programming
  • 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

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Student Contribution.
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee.
€16,000 per annum

How To Apply

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Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

To apply for this programme:
Candidates should apply directly here. Here's a quick step by step guide if you need help with your application.

Please provide 

  • Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.
  • If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to May 13 2024. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.


All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 6th November to 1st July.

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at

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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?

Students do not require any past programming experience, as all first-year modules are taught at an introductory level. During our courses, you’ll learn coding and programming, and get to grips with databases, operating systems and networks. HTML, CSS, CSS3, Python and Javascript are examples of programming languages taught throughout the 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.