Undergraduate Engineering and Computing Courses
The DCU BSc in Data Science combines the three key skill sets of computing, mathematics and enterprise to provide the core knowledge needed to succeed in this growing area. The course will introduce students to the major concepts in data analytics, management, processing, modelling, visualisation and enterprise. Partnering with industry provides opportunities to engage with real-world problems and data sets. You will learn to program, to study mathematics and learn to apply these skills to data from the real world, communicating the results to different audiences.
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Your first year of the Computer Science course will be devoted to gaining a strong competence in computer programming and to acquiring essential mathematical skills. In subsequent years, specialisms in software engineering will equip you with the necessary skills to create software and innovative ways of using it. Examples include web applications, computer games, mobile applications and the software that is contained in the devices we use on a daily basis (e.g. mobile phones, entertainment systems and cars).
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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.
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In Year One of this course, you’ll cover the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, engineering and computing. A major group project involves the design and building of a radio-controlled device.
The design-related modules are continued from Year One and further developed in Year Two, as they’re of primary importance in linking the disciplines of engineering and healthcare. In your second year, you’ll cover a combination of mechanical engineering, biological and bioengineering subjects.
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This four-year BEng (Honours) Degree (with the option to complete a fifth year for a Master’s degree) has eight academic themes, each addressing a particular aspect of mechanical and manufacturing engineering:
Mathematics and computing
Dynamics and control
This four-year BEng (Honours) Degree with the option to do a 5th year integrated Masters degree (decision to choose the 5th year option is made after 2nd year and subject to achieving a H2.2 or higher in Years 1 and 2) has 8 academic themes addressing a particular aspect of Mechatronic engineering. The degree begins with fundamental scientific principles and leads through to a set of modules dealing with design, analysis, manufacture and modelling of electromechanical products and systems.
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This single programme, with four major options in Year Four, replaces and combines the best of DCU’s previous offerings in Electronic Engineering, Digital Media Engineering and Information and Communications Engineering.
You’ll be taught through conventional lectures, extensive tutorials (particularly in Year One), laboratory exercises and projects. Through these you’ll develop the ability to model and analyse the dynamics of a wide range of technological systems, as well as learn a creative and innovative approach to problem…Find out more
The programme includes modules such as climate change, politics, design thinking, international development, data analytics, public policy, artificial intelligence, security and peace studies, ethics, social science options to study China, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, as well as the USA. There will be technology options, such as sustainable design, the Internet of Things, digital interaction and opportunities for rapid prototyping of technological solutions. The highlight of each year will be an extended team challenge, which requires the…Find out more
The BSc in Psychology and Disruptive Technologies is run by the DCU School of Psychology in collaboration with the DCU School of Computing. The 4-year programme is structured to cover introductory to advanced levels of psychology across the five core pillars of undergraduate training: developmental and lifespan psychology; biological psychology; social psychology; cognitive psychology and the psychology of individual difference. A core focus running throughout the programme is research literacy supported by a combination of practical and virtual laboratory…Find out more