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Computer Science Stage 1 & 2
Approved Additional Standards for Continuation in undergraduate degree programmes in Science (all majors):

Students who return failing grades in a semester amounting to 15 credits, or more, will be identified under the UCD Continuation and Readmission Policy. Students whose rate of progression and performance over two academic sessions (2 years) is deemed unacceptable will be referred to the Academic Council Committee on Student Conduct and Capacity for exclusion from the programme.

As Stages 3 and 4 have the most dynamic components of the programme, and the material studied previously may no longer be relevant, a student who has been away from the programme for a significant period should be required to register again to Stage 3. The upper limit for completion of Stages 3 and 4 should be six years, if they choose to do 120 credits with 20 in each year.
A UCD Computer Science degree equips you with the necessary skills to work as a computer programmer, software engineer or architect, database designer, web developer, network engineer, digital circuit designer, systems administrator or manager, and IT consultant. Many graduates also go on to start their own companies. With a BSc in Computer Science you’re also eligible to pursue graduate study in computer science and in related areas such as business, mathematics and engineering.
Stage 1

Students take 10 core modules. Students who did not achieve a minimum grade of O1 or H5 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. All other students must take MATH10200.

Stage 2

Students take 10 core modules.

Stage 3

Students take 7 core modules and 1 option module.


If you are interested in doing an Internship as part of Stage 4, you must indicate your interest now (in Stage 3). See full details www.ucd.ie/science/careers/internships/students/

Stage 4

Students take 1 Core Module and 9 Option modules.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
COMP10030 Algorithmic Problem Solving Autumn

5

COMP10040 Introduction to Computer Architecture Autumn

5

COMP10070 Formal Foundations Autumn

5

COMP10110 Computer Programming I Autumn

5

COMP10300 Functional Programming Autumn

5

COMP10050 Software Engineering Project 1 Spring

5

COMP10120 Computer Programming II Spring

5

MATH10210 Foundations of Mathematics for Computer Science I Spring

5

MATH10220 Foundations of Mathematics for Computer Science II Spring

5

STAT10430 Statistics with Python Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)1 OF:
Students who do not achieve a minimum grade of O1 or H5 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. All other students must take MATH10200.
     
MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics Autumn

5

MATH10200 Matrix Algebra Autumn

5

Stage 1 Options - A)1 OF:
Students who do not achieve a minimum grade of O1 or H5 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. All other students must take MATH10200.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
COMP20020 Digital Systems Autumn

5

COMP20070 Databases and Information Systems I Autumn

5

COMP20110 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science Autumn

5

COMP20190 Intro to Functional Programming Autumn

5

COMP20250 Introduction to Java Autumn

5

COMP20050 Software Engineering Project 2 Spring

5

COMP20180 Intro to Operating Systems Spring

5

COMP20280 Data Structures Spring

5

COMP20290 Algorithms Spring

5

MST20050 Linear Algebra II Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN0OF:
If not taken in Stage 1 students must take MATH10200 in Stage 2
     
MATH10200 Matrix Algebra Autumn

5

Stage 2 Options - A)MIN0OF:
If not taken in Stage 1 students must take MATH10200 in Stage 2
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students must register to a minimum of 50 Programme Credits (Core/Options). Students may register to 10 elective credits or select additional Option Modules from the list below in order to fulfill their Stage requirements.
     
COMP20030 Web Design Spring

5

COMP20090 Introduction to Cognitive Science Spring

5

COMP20170 Introduction to Robotics Spring

5

COMP20200 UNIX Programming Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students must register to a minimum of 50 Programme Credits (Core/Options). Students may register to 10 elective credits or select additional Option Modules from the list below in order to fulfill their Stage requirements.
     
Stage 3 Core Modules
     
COMP30010 Foundations of Computing Autumn

5

COMP30040 Networks and Internet Systems Autumn

5

COMP30070 Object-Oriented Programming Autumn

5

COMP30080 Computer Systems Autumn

5

COMP30770 Programming for Big Data Spring

5

COMP30860 Web Development Spring

5

COMP30870 Graph Algorithms Spring

5

Stage 3 Core Modules
     
Stage 3 Options - A)1OF:
All students should select COMP 30880 at the start of the academic year. Students who wish to apply for the Industry Internship module and are successfully placed on an internship will be manually registered by the School Office to COMP30790 and subsequently dropped from COMP 30880. Further information is available at: http://www.ucd.ie/science/careers/internships/students. COMP30920 is only offered if students are unable to complete their internships due to unforeseen events. The module will be registered by the School office if such events arise. This module is completed in the summer trimester.
     
COMP30790 Industry internship 2 Trimester duration (Spr-Sum)

15

COMP30880 Software Engineering Project 3 Spring

15

COMP30920 Software & Data Project Summer

15

Stage 3 Options - A)1OF:
All students should select COMP 30880 at the start of the academic year. Students who wish to apply for the Industry Internship module and are successfully placed on an internship will be manually registered by the School Office to COMP30790 and subsequently dropped from COMP 30880. Further information is available at: http://www.ucd.ie/science/careers/internships/students. COMP30920 is only offered if students are unable to complete their internships due to unforeseen events. The module will be registered by the School office if such events arise. This module is completed in the summer trimester.
     
Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students must register to a minimum of 50 programme credits (core/options). Students may register to 10 elective credits or select additional option modules from the list below in order to fulfill their Stage requirements.
     
COMP30020 Computer Graphics I Autumn

5

COMP30030 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Autumn

5

COMP30060 Program Construction I Autumn

5

Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students must register to a minimum of 50 programme credits (core/options). Students may register to 10 elective credits or select additional option modules from the list below in order to fulfill their Stage requirements.
     
Stage 4 Core Modules
     
COMP30900 Final Year Project Foundations Autumn

5

COMP30910 FYP: Design and Implementation Spring

10

Stage 4 Core Modules
     
Stage 4 Options - 9 OF:
Students should select 9 modules from the list below.
     
COMP30190 Program Construction II Autumn

5

COMP30220 Distributed Systems Autumn

5

COMP30240 Multi-Agent Systems Autumn

5

COMP30250 Parallel and Cluster Computing Autumn

5

COMP30520 Cloud Computing (UG) Autumn

5

COMP30690 Information Theory Autumn

5

COMP40370 Data Mining Autumn

5

COMP47490 Machine Learning Autumn

5

SCI30080 Professional Placement-Science Autumn

5

COMP30110 Spatial Information Systems Spring

5

COMP30230 Connectionist Computing Spring

5

COMP30540 Game Development Spring

5

COMP30720 Ethical Computer Hacking Spring

5

COMP40010 Performance of Computer Systems Spring

5

COMP40020 Human Language Technologies Spring

5

COMP40610 Information Visualisation Spring

5

COMP40660 Advances in Wireless Networking Spring

5

COMP41280 Introduction to Information Security Spring

5

COMP41710 Human Computer Interaction Spring

5

COMP47390 Mobile App Dev - Cocoa Touch Spring

5

COMP47480 Contemporary Software Development Spring

5

COMP47650 Deep Learning Spring

5

COMP47660 Secure Software Engineering Spring

5

MATH30180 An Intro to Coding Theory Spring

5


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