Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing with Data Analytics

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Combined,Computer Science,Computing

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time,Part Time,Modular

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Computing at IT Tallaght


This programme prepares you for the latest wave of opportunities in the Technology Sector. Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analysis skills are in short supply as businesses and organisations seek to make the most of the large scale data available to them.

This programme address these needs and provides the technical scaffolding to allow you access data, transform data and meaningfully get your message across.

Note: the final year of this programme is available with Springboard funding for suitable candiates.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Interactive Med Desg & Visualisation Data Analysis and Programming
Applied Machine Learning Project (Part 2)
Social Media Analysis Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
Information Management IT Governance and Quality
Project (Part 1) Architecting - Public Cloud (E)
Security for Cloud & IoT (E) E-Learning (E)
DevOps- CI & Depl (E) Operations Research (E)

Data Analytics Modules (E indicates elective choice)


CAO Code TA 329
Honours Bachelors Degree of Science – Computing with Data Analytics
Length of course: 4 years
Recognised in Europe
Mature students welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level
MSc, PhD

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

At least grade H5 or better in two higher level papers and grade O6 or better in four ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English or Irish and Maths.  Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F2) is acceptable for this course.

Summary - 2H5 & 4O6/H7 - Maths (F2)

The French language option will require a 05 grade in LC French or equivalent, other languages can be from the beginning.

You should be expecting to score better than a F2/O6/H7grade in Ordinary Level Mathematics if considering this programme.

Previous computing experience not required so much as a logical approach to problems and an interest in being involved in a fast growing rewarding career.

2018 CAO points : 274 (round 1)

QQI/FET (formally FETAC) Entry Requirements

Essential Major Awards- Any

Essential Component Avards- Three Distinctions and a pass in one from the following:

C20174, C20175, C20139, 5N2066, B20029, 5N1833, 6N3395, 5N0554, 5N0556, 5N18396, 5N17782, 5N16654

Career Opportunities

Computing at IT TallaghtThis is a new degree option designed to address the need for Level 8 data Analytics skills as identified by the EGFSN in 2015.

It has been designed in consultation with leading Data Analytics companies including SAP Ireland. In 2015 over 90% of IT Tallaght Level 8 Department of Computing graduates found employment in ICT Sector roles within 3 months of graduating with 5% going on to further study.


Salaries ranged from €22k to €52k with typical salaries in the region of €35k for good development roles.  IBM was the single largest employer closely followed by SAP and Ergo Systems. Other employers were Sage, Intel, Bearing Point, PaddyPower, Microsoft, Dell, Guidewire, Allnone, Dell, ERS, Telecity.

How To Apply

Further Information

Contact Dr. John Burns/ Ben Walsh (Course Leaders)

Or Head of Department of Computing: Dr. Barry Feeney


Select here for information on fees:

Course Content

Semester 1


Visual Design & User Experience
Critical Skills Development
Business & Information Systems
Discrete Mathematics 1
Computer Architecture
Software Development 1

Semester 2


Systems Analysis
Database Fundamentals
Operating Systems Fundamentals
Social Media Communications
Software Development 2

Semester 3


Discrete Mathematics 2
Network Fundamentals
Software Quality Assurance and Testing
Client-Side Web Development
Advanced Database Technologies


IT Scripting & Automation
Software Development 3

Semester 4


Data Administration and Analysis
Management Science
Information Security
Routing & Switching Essentials


IT Service Management
Software Development 4

Semester 5


Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
Server-Side Web Development
Big Data Technologies
Data Analysis
Operating Systems


Advanced Routing & Switching
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Data Structures and Algorithms

Semester 6


Experiential Learning

Semester 7


Applied Machine Learning
Interactive Media Design & Visualisation
Social Media Analysis
Information Management


Security for the cloud and IoT
DevOps - Continuous Integration and Deployment

Semester 8


IT Governance and Quality
Data Analysis and Programming
Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
Project - Data Analytics Specialisation


Enterprise Performance Architecture
Operations Research
User Experience Design
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