Courses at DCU
School of Computing

Computing for Business

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CAO Code:
DC120
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Mode:
Minimum Points
357
Duration
Four Years
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Computing for Business DC120

Computing technology has entered every angle of the commercial and industrial world and drives innovation across the business world. Graduates of the B.Sc. in Computing for Business (Enterprise Computing) have high-tech skills and business acumen that make them in demand in IT-specific to more traditional finance and government industries, or any other organisation that has a need for technology management.

Understand how software and information systems address real-world business problems and how you can best use computing technology to help organizations to work together and give companies a competitive edge in the marketplace. You’ll learn how to use and manage information technology and systems to improve and even re-design the way organisations do business.

Throughout the four years of the Computing for Business (Enterprise Computing) degree, there are formal lectures, with a strong emphasis on the practical applications in the computer labs, tutorials, ongoing assessments and projects drawn from real-world situations.

Your first year will be devoted to gaining a strong overall competence in computing technologies, such as computers themselves, operating systems, web systems and the Internet, and to acquiring fundamental mathematical skills.

In subsequent years, by specialising in information technology, web systems or networking technologies, you’ll be equipped with the necessary skills to work with computing technology across a broad spectrum of business enterprises. You’ll be able to manage, improve and re-design the way businesses use computing systems.

 

In Year Three, you’ll have the opportunity to spend seven months on our INTRA paid work placement programme, which integrates academic study with a closely related job. It will give you an understanding of the professional and practical business world and will help you to stand out in the graduate employment market. Indeed, many companies recruit their INTRA students on graduation.

In final year, you’ll study advanced modules in information systems, business strategy and management. In addition, you’ll complete a major team-based project. Practical experience is a principal component of your learning.

Hands-on interactive learning experience with a strong focus on practical skills, personal development and knowledge application
Paid INTRA work placement that integrate academic study with practical professional skills
Dynamic career in a field that will continue to transform the way we run business and organise society long into the future
Learn how business works and acquire the technical know-how and management skills to improve businesses with the help of IT
Acquire a 'go anywhere' qualification that will allow you to travel around the world with a recognised and sought-after skill set
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We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.

 

Exceptional Facilities
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

 

A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment
Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

Career Areas
Finance Companies
Government Sector
IT Companies
Career Prospects
Systems Analyst
Business Analyst
Technical Support
Network Engineer
Web Developer
Project Manager

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. Graduate titles include:

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

Requirements

Leaving Cert

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

Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics

GCE A Level

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

FET Level 5

No Entry Path

Qualification
COMB
EU Transfer 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 Applications

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. For further information on international applications click here.

Fees

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

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

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

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

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

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.

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download, print and complete a direct application form by clicking here