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Common First Year

common curriculum

Choosing the right programme is difficult but we can help. In the Department of Computer Science we operate a common first year curriculum across all programmes where all students take the same modules. This allows CAO applicants to select a programme for year one, attend that programme and continue to year two as normal, or to transfer to another programme at the end of first year. 

decision flo​wchart

The flowchart below should help you make the right decision when applying for a programme in the Department of Computer Science. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Transfer proc​ess

If you wish to apply for a transfer to another programme in the Department of Computer Science at the end of year one the transfer process is straightforward:

  • All first year undergraduate students who are about to complete year one can apply for a transfer to another full-time undergraduate programme in the Department of Computer Science. Applicants must complete this form by April 30th.
  • Applications will be processed as follows:
    • Applicants who have the required CAO 2017 points for the target programme will be offered a place in the target programme by the end of May. Successful applicants will be required to submit a registration form to the department secretary for signing. Once processed by the Admissions Office, successful applicants will be transferred to their target programme in time for the start of year two.
    • Applicants who do not have the required CAO 2017 points may be offered a transfer by the end of July if they have performed exceptionally well in their year one examinations. This option is subject to available places in the target programme. Successful applicants will be notified in July and will be required to submit a registration form to the department secretary for signing. Once processed by the Admissions Office, successful applicants will be transferred to their target programme in time for the start of year two.

Example​

If you joined the BSc (Hons) in Software Development programme in September and at the end of year one you decide that software development is not for you, then you can transfer to the BSc (Hons) in IT Management or one of the other programmes. Doing the opposite is also possible but you must either have the required CAO points for the target programme or have performed exceptionally well in year one.

undergraduate programmes at a glance

If you need a quick overview of each programme please click on one of the images below to download a pdf flyer for each programme. The flyers offer a brief introduction to each programme and include full programme schedules. The schedules have hyperlinks to every module descriptor allowing you to get to all the information that you need.

 

 

 

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