Computer Science Common Entry
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Are you the kind of person who:
- Likes problem solving, even if it takes time?
- Appreciates creativity, and gets a buzz from making “things”?
- Enjoys using the computer, but you’re curious about how it works?
- Would like to enrol in a degree program that leads to a wide variety of career paths and opportunities?
Why study Computer Science at UL?
LM121 Computer Science Common Entry is designed to provide you with a gateway to better choice if you’re unsure which area you’d like to study. You can avail of a broad common first semester which will introduce you to various topics in Computing. Having gained a better understanding of each subject area, you then choose your preferred pathway to specialise for the remainder of your degree programme. At UL, you get to try before you decide.
LM121 Computer Science is a gateway from Semester 2 (Year 1) to a degree in either:
*Please note - The BSc in Mobile Communications and Security has undergone a restructuring and is now more Cyber Security and IT focused. Given this, the title has changed to the BSc in Cyber Security and IT Forensics. LM121 students entering in September 2021 will have the new programme title as an option in Year 2 when they make their final course selection.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering currently offers a number of degree programmes oriented around computer science. This programme allows you to take a variety of subjects centred on Computer Science (Common Entry) before deciding to choose a specific programme.
The Computer Systems degree is a blend of typical computer science and software engineering degree programmes; with an emphasis on artificial intelligence and data science
Mobile Communications and Security focuses on the construction of safe and secure networks and systems of the future.
Computer Games Development concentrates on approaches and technologies for the design and implementation of intelligent games.
In all of the programmes, you will learn to develop mobile applications and web/ cloud systems applicable to a broad set of areas such as connected health, smart cities, smart homes, entertainment, communication, and automation. Each degree pathways requires three years of study in addition to the one introductory year for LM121.