LM121 Computer Science At A Glance
Computing is the design and building of software applications that are central to all aspects of daily life, ranging from media players to games to social media. Recent developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data give rise to concepts such as smart homes, smart cities, smart health, smart transport and many others that will revolutionise the way we live. Computing is an exciting and dynamic field which is constantly changing
One of the key steps in the development of software applications is coding, often referred to as programming.
LM121 Computer Science is a common first year which provides students with an opportunity to explore the options for their final degree. The options are:
|BSc Computer Systems covers the full lifecycle of a software application from requirements and architecture |
to programming and testing, and then maintenance.
|BSC Computer Games Development is centred on the design and implementation of games.|
|BSC Mobile Communications and Security focuses on developing applications that are secure, |
particularly those deployed in the cloud.
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Do you like problem solving and will not give up when faced with a challenge? Are you community minded and have an interest in technology and its use in the world that we live in?
LM121 Computer Science [Common entry] does not require you to have prior experience in programming. However, some knowledge in any programming language is recommended because it leads to a more informed CAO decision.
Progression in Computer Science is now similar to other courses. This has been achieved through:
Common between all three pathways: software engineer/developer, web developer, dev ops, IT administrator, technical sales and advanced study and research.
Computer Systems: business analyst, architect, project management
Mobile Communications and Security: IT/networking project manager, network administrator/manager, network security analyst/consultant and computer crime consultant.
Computer Games Development: games programmer, graphics programming and high-performance computing.
More details about LM121 on the UL Prospectus.
More details on the pathways on the Admissions Website.
If interested in learning more about Computer Science check out the following videos.
Non-EU applicants should apply through the International Education Division.
For mature and all other applicants apply through UL Admissions.
Course director: J.J. Collins
Phone number: +353 61 202409