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DC120

Computing for Business

Course Details

CAO Code:
DC120
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8 - Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Placement:
Yes
Delivery Mode:
Full-time
Minimum Points
419
Duration
Four Years
Phone:
+353 (0) 1
700 5263

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

 

Overview

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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 or 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
Alumni

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
Student

I've always had a great interest in computing and computer sciences.


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Ben Roche
Student

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

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Careers

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 QQI FET webpage for details on course requirements, places and cut-off points.

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.

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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Fees

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee
€15,500 per annum

How To Apply

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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.

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 1st December to 1st July.

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie
 

Life On Campus

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.

DCU Campus Glasnevin

FAQs

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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.

Click here to see maps of all of our campuses

 

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.