Bachelor of Science in Computing

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

3 Years Full-time

Course Fees
€4700.00 (EU)
Course Fees
€6950.00 (NON-EU)

How to Apply

Apply Online
Apply through the CAO System
International Student Apply Directly
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A BSc in Computer Science is for individuals who are...

Interested in a challenging degree in computing and multimedia that employers recognise as the industry standard.

Looking for...

A great learning experience that will give you the knowledge and skills required to work in the ICT industry in areas such as Programming, Networking, Front-end Development, Back-End Development, Mobile App Development to name a few.

To Become...

A Front End Developer
A Back End Developer
A Games Developer
A Job in Cyber Security
A mobile App Developer

Build Your Path To Success

01. Computer Science Degree

Obtain the QQI internationally recognised business degree that will set you on your way to a successful career or progress to an honours degree in computer science.

02. Excellent Lecturing Team

Learn from friendly and highly qualified industry-experienced academic staff and expert guest lecturers.

03. Student Experience

Be part of a culturally diverse group of learners from all over the world while unlocking your learning potential with small class sizes, a diverse student community and fun social programmes.

04. Great Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about computer science and multimedia in a student-centred learning environment.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2019 applicants must obtain a minimum of 5O6/H7, including a language and a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths.


Applicants who are second language speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent and hold International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate


A QQI level 5 Major Award in Information Technology

For mature learners (i.e. age 23 and older), applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy


Start Week: 14/09/20

Easter Break: Bank Holiday on Friday the 4th, Happy Easter

End Date: 09/05/21

Exams Week Semester 1: 18/05/2020 to 23/05/2020

Exams Week Semester 2: 03/05/21 to 09/05/21

Full-time classes will be scheduled over a maximum of 3-4 days per week depending on electives from 9.00 to 17.00

* all dates are provisionals


QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Computer and Multimedia

Total Credits: 180


Distinction 70%

Merit 1 60 - 69%

Merit 2 50 - 59%

Pass 40 - 49%


On successful completion of the BSc in Computing Level 7, Graduates who gain this award may progress to a one-year honours level 8 programme in computer science in one of the higher education providers.

See (NFQ) National Framework of Qualifications for more information on framework levels.

What Students Say

Thomas Lundberg

Thomas Lundberg

The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia delivers a unique balance between theoretical and practical lab work. This keeps the course material both challenging and interesting. I found the lecturers at Dorset College to be incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. The technical skills I learned have really helped me to build competency as a Software Engineer.

Virginia Bordin

Virginia Bordin

I can positively say that Dorset College has helped to make me a competitive professional. I developed a passion to do something I didn't even know I could be so passionate about, and the Computing & Multimedia course showed me that. The thing I admired most was the dedication and support given by the lecturers. They provided me with the guidance needed to achieve excellent results throughout the course. I wouldn't be able to achieve what I have achieved without that supportive environment. Dorset College is a very multi-cultural place, which is very exciting to experience different nationalities and diverse cultures.

Lecturer Profiles

Irene McGinn

Irene McGinn


Carmen Mihaela Maritan

Carmen Mihaela Maritan


David Keane

David Keane


Programme Fees


Additional Information

All Non-EU Degree Full-time Students will need private medical insurance and financial statement for immigration purposes. Exam fees are included in the course price.  

Application Process

To apply to this course please fill out an online application form where you will be asked to supply documentation to confirm your eligibility for this course. Once we have received and reviewed this information the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps and deposit payment to secure your place.