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BSc (Hons) Computer Systems


The BSc (Hons) in Computer Systems programme shares the core modules found in the BSc (Hons) in Software Development programme. However, the Computer Systems programme differs in that it focuses on a number of key areas including computer networking, embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Embedded systems have become widespread in industry and can be found in almost all modern consumer devices from washing machines to cars.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to play a significant role in industry and at home. With growth and advancements in the field of electronics and wireless communications, devices around us are able to communicate in a better way than ever before leading to new possibilities and opportunities.

Computer systems engineering is a growing market in today’s computer industry. Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and engineering skills to work as a software engineer in the rapidly growing area of embedded systems and IoT. 

Click this link or the image above to download the programme flyer which contains links to the complete list of modules.


As this is a modern industry-linked degree you will study relevant up-to-date modules. The programme was designed with several module pillars. These pillars include Computer Science, Software Development, Embedded Systems, Computer Networking and Software Engineering. For example, the Software Development pillar takes you on a journey from Programming Fundamentals to Modular Programming to Object-Oriented Principles to Object Oriented Programming to Distributed Systems Programming topping off with Scalable Microservices. Along your journey, you will also encounter Programming Mobile Devices and Programming for Data Analytics.

The Embedded Systems pillar starts with C Programming, Programming Microcontrollers, Embedded Systems Programming, Embedded Systems Tools & Models, Embedded Software Security and Real-Time Systems.

The Networking pillar includes Networking Fundamentals, Routing & Switching Concepts, Virtualisation Technologies and Software-Defined Networking. Please refer to the programme schedule for further module details.


The programme has a significant work placement element where students are placed with selected employers for up to 9 months starting in January of year three. This is normally a paid placement where you will gain significant on the job experience.

Possible Areas of Employment and Career Opportunities

You will have career opportunities in Cork, Ireland and abroad. These career opportunities may be with technology companies such as Snapon Diagnostics, EMC, Intel, Johnson Controls, Pilz, Jaguar Land-Rover and more. Our graduates work in a diverse range of roles and find employment in other sectors such as FinTech, Banking, Health, Energy, Government Departments, Insurance, Media, Research, Pharmaceutical, Sales, and Agriculture.


For admission to a programme, standard applicants must:

  • score the necessary CAO points and
  • meet the minimum entry requirements






graduate profiles

For testimonials from previous graduates, please CLICK HERE.


There are many postgraduate opportunities in the Department of Computer Science. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Programme schedule

The schedule below applies from September 2018 onwards.


Contact Information

Dr Paul Davern
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 433 5576

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