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Computer Science and Business

B.A. (Moderatorship) Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) ; 4 years full-time ; CAO points: 555 (2020) ; CAO code: TR188

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  • Computer Science and Business 4 years full-time
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    Course Fees

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    What is Computer Science and Business (TR188)?

    Computer Science and Business is a Joint Honours programme. Computer Science is the professional discipline concerned with the study of everything to do with computers and our relationship with them. Computer scientists are critical to the efficient running of modern societies, dealing with health, security, banking and finance, transportation, and increasingly our interaction through social networks. The computer science subjects in this programme will build upon your problem solving, logical and mathematical skills and challenge you to develop a deep understanding of the science of computers. The business subjects will develop your knowledge, management ability and understanding of the operations of organisations and their critical role in society and the many roles available within organisations like marketing, organisational behaviour, human resources and finance. Overall at the end of the course graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of computer science, business and management, along with their problem solving skills, in new and familiar environments, both within the disciplines of Computer Science and Business and in the wider context of the modern workplace.

    Computer Science and Business: The course for you?

    Computer Science and Business at Trinity is a challenging and exciting course with a focus on innovation and cutting-edge technology. To get the best from the course you need to be interested in exploring how organisations work and how they can be improved and in developing clear logical ideas about situations and about how to develop feasible solutions for computers to deal with these situations.

    No prior knowledge of computer science or business is assumed.

    Computer Science and Business at Trinity

    Computer Science at Trinity is ranked number 1 in Ireland, top 30 in Europe and top 100 worldwide while the Business School is ranked number 1 in Ireland, 36th in Europe and in the top 100 worldwide (QS subject rankings, 2020). Over a period of more than 50 years, both the School of Computer Science and Statistics and the Trinity Business School have earned a strong international reputation. They have enduring partnerships in education, research and industry across the globe.

    Pathways

    The pathways available are Major with Minor and Joint Honours.

    Graduate skills and career opportunities

    The course prepares students for challenging careers in computer science and/or business, as well as positioning them for postgraduate study and research in either of these fields. Government and industry have identified a need for more graduates with Computer Science and Business skills.

    Graduates of this course have secured employment in a variety of roles and areas. They have been hired by multinationals, both nationally and internationally, such as Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and by consultancy and accountancy firms such as Ernst & Young, Accenture, MRBI, PwC, and KPMG. Our graduates are also much sought after within the public sector and for small and medium sized businesses. Many students have set up and launched their own businesses, some of which have won entrepreneurship awards. Other students have pursued Master’s and Ph.D. studies in business and computer science disciplines

    Your degree and what you’ll study

    First year

    In first year, students study introductory topics in Business and Computer Science. Students typically take business topics from subject areas such as: Fundamentals of Management, Quantitative Methods for Business and Organisation, Introduction to Economic Policy. In Computer Science, students take topics from subject areas which include: Mathematics, Programming and an Introduction to Computer Systems.

    Second year

    In the second year, students choose to specialise in Computer Science or Business with an opportunity to study either subject in greater depth. For example, the study of Computer Science continues with the subjects such as: Algorithms and Data Structures, Information Management and Software Engineering. Business subjects studied include: Organisational Behaviour, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Accounting, Introduction to Finance, Introduction to Operations Management, Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action

    Third year

    In third year, students take a combination of topic areas from both Computer Science and Business.

    Business

    Business subjects can include Financial Accounting, Management Accounting for Business Decisions, Business in Society, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Business Modelling, Introduction to Fixed Income Securities and Alternative Investments, Corporate Finance and Equity Valuation, Services Management, Digital Technology in Operations, Organisation Theory and Organisational Analysis, Investments, Social Entrepreneurship, Contemporary Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Taxation 1, Taxation 2, Financial Management.

    Computer Science

    All students take Software Engineering, Information Management, and Data Structures and Algorithms. Depending on the chosen path, students may take additional subjects such as Compiler Design, Artificial Intelligence, Functional Programming, Discrete Mathematics

    Fourth year

    In the fourth year, all students will complete a Capstone project. In addition, they study a range of topics from both Computer Science and Business which can include:

    Business

    International Business & the Global Economy, Managing People & Leading Change, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Global Supply Chain Management, Derivatives, Advances in Marketing Theory & Practice, Social Innovation and Social Impact, Managing New Product Development, Audit & Assurance, International Finance, Company & Business Law, Strategic Management Theory & Practice.

    Computer Science

    Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Strategic Information Systems, Technology Entrepreneurship, Group Programming Project, Fuzzy Logic, Formal Verification, Functional Programming, Internet Applications, Human Factors, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision.

    Assessment

    Courses are examined by a combination of continuous assessment and/or end of term examination or assessment.

    What our current students say

    Sinead McAleer

    "Computer Science and Business is a powerful combination in today’s world, where no business can compete without digitalisation. As a student, you are exposed to a great variety of disciplines, modules and learning opportunities that open up an array of careers paths. During this degree, I have had the opportunity to study software engineering, artificial intelligence, project management, accountancy, finance, organisational behaviour and more. In the final two years of Computer Science and Business, students are given a significant amount of choice when selecting their modules, allowing you to specialise in your area of interest. This degree is perfect for students with an entrepreneurial mindset, as it gives you a powerful toolkit to launch your own business. It also has seen students pursue careers in programming, project management, consulting, entrepreneurship, investment banking, teaching – to name but a few. Ultimately, a degree like Computer Science and Business allows students to develop their logic and reasoning skills, while learning how to best implement these in the working world. Computer Science and Business was a great choice for me and I cannot recommend it enough!"

    Course Details

    Award

    B.A. (Moderatorship) Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8)

    Duration

    4 years full-time

    CAO Points Required

    555 (2020)

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR188

    Minimum entry points required are 555 (2020)
    More information on minimum entry points

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Leaving Certificate: H4/O2 Mathematics

    Advanced GCE (A Level): Grade C Mathematics

    GCSE: Grade A/8 Mathematics

    International Baccalaureate: HL Grade 5/ SL Grade 7 Mathematics

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

    Apply

    To apply to this course, click on the relevant Apply Link below

    EU Applicants

    Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

    Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

    Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

    Non-EU Applicants

  • Computer Science and Business 4 years full-time
  • Advanced Entry Applications

    Read the information about how to apply for Advanced Entry, then select the link below to apply.