School of Computing

Computing for Business

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CAO Code:
DC120
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8 - Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Delivery Mode:
Full-time
Minimum Points
402
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.

Modules you will study during your 4 years on the course:

YEAR 1

Web Design
Introduction to Computer Hardware
Collaboration and Innovation
Digital World Exam Element
Digital World CA Element
Mathematics for Enterprise Computing
Business Applications
Managing Enterprise Computer Systems
Digital Innovation Management & Enterprise
Data Analysis and Visualisation
Programming Fundamentals
 

YEAR 2

Business Database Management I
Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
Enterprise Information Systems
Business Systems Analysis
Programming Fundamentals II
Developing Internet Applications
Enterprise Computer Systems Configuration
Programming Fundamentals III
Professional Practice for Enterprise Comp.
 

YEAR 3

Business Information Management
IT Architecture
User Interface Design and Implementation
Fundamentals of Software Testing
Programming Fundamentals (Project)
Project Management
INTRA (6 month paid work experience)
 

YEAR 4

Enterprise Computing Team Project
Uaneen Non-Contributing Module
Search Technologies
Enterprise Architecture (C)
High-Tech. Innovation & Entrepreneurship (C)
Soft. Eng.:Process,Principles & Methods (C)
ITSC Internet of Things Management
Cloud Computing

 

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
View the current course structure

Life on Campus

We have three academic campuses close to Dublin City centre - they are located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, and can be reached by public transport (Dublin Bus).

Each campus has libraries, study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. Sports facilities are located on two of the academic campuses. We also have a dedicated sports campus in the form of St Claire’s. 

 

Exceptional facilities

DCU students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses. 

These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and radio/podcast studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.

Construction on our FutureTech building on the Glasnevin campus will get underway in 2022. Once completed, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering disciplines. It will have the capacity to accommodate an additional 3,000 STEM students on the university’s Glasnevin campus.

 

Campus life

Among the student facilities in DCU are a sports complex with a 25 metre pool, three libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.

In 2018, a purpose-built state-of-the-art new student centre - The U - was opened. This centre serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body of 18,500 and is home to the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub.

DCU Students' Union and the Office of Student Life are also based in the U. The centre is a space for students where they can meet, with lots of charging points and isolation booths. Clubs and socs avail of meeting rooms here and it's also home to DCUFM. NuBar, Londis and the Venue are also located here.

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.

 

Student Supports

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

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.

 

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

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go

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. Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.

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

Full time

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee
€15,000 per annum

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

Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.

Make an Application

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